The Buda Castle and a Danube river cruise. Budapest.

Today I am going to take you to the most typical places of this beautiful city, so I start by going up to the Bcastle of Buda (or Sissi) by funicular, it is like a return to the past. I only buy the one-way ticket, my intention is to walk all over the citadel and […]

Train to Szentendre. Hungary.

What a wonderful day we have this morning, we are going to Szentendre! or St. Andrew’s, a small and charming coastal village 20 km from Budapest, on the shore of Pest. There are two ways to get there if you don’t have a car, by train and by boat. We, my “lovely Hungarian family” and […]

The statues of Budapest

I walk and find them here and there, in the middle of the sidewalk, in a park, by the river. Budapest is a city full of curious statues. I encounter them, some are very pretty, I even have a favourite one. If you are thinking about the typical statue of a war hero, even though […]

My favourite unknown corners of Budapest.

I adore the city, the whole of it, but there are some places, maybe not that popular, that I fell in love with. The first one is very close to my home, the New York Cafe, a literary cafe frequently visited in the past by well known writers such as Sándor Márai. Since 1894 has […]

Buda and Pest

When I was a little girl, I read a book where Sissy loses her memory and recovers it thanks to the waltz “The Blue Danube” yes, that tribute of the grand river that crosses Europe and the city of Budapest. In 1873 the hilly side, Buda, and the flat one, Pest, united resulting in a […]

Back to my beloved Sydney

Here I am again, in my wonderful Sydney, in my grand bay, in my comfortable & light home of Helene’s, in front of that window I sit & write, in my place in the world, the place where I feel at home. But it is not all joy, Australia is burning & that saddens the […]

A bit of New York in the movies.

  I love listening to jazz when I write, it takes me back to my travels, especially to New York City, as you know it’s one of my favourite places in the world. Ella Fitzgerald’s notes guide my fingers on the keypad & take me to a chocolatier in Soho called MarieBelle. Virginia’s been telling […]

Visiting some museums in London

It’s raining in London, I know, it’s not a surprise. I am in a café writing when I meet Carol & Ricardo, two friends from Mexico whom I decide to go to a museum with. Making our way we get on the train to Saatchi Gallery, placed in a beautiful & grand building surrounded by […]

Nusa Penida is so photogenic. Bali.

The sun is out in Lembongan, another beautiful day, it looks like the clouds never arrive to this island, the sea is stunning & we are very happy because today we are going snorkeling. The boat that’ll take us leaves at eight in the morning, we booked it with Ace last night in the hotel for 200K each & […]

From Canggu to Nusa Lembongan. Bali.

Good morning nomads, another day with no rain during the “monsoon season”, well, it did rain very early, but then the sun came out & us, like little snails also went out for a stroll. Today we are going to Canggu, they pronounce it Changoo, it’s a bit further north from Seminyak. It is an […]