3 days of summer in Montenegro

3.30AM the sound of the alarm ruins my sweetest dreams 3.31AM quiet cursing, lion-like yawn 3.35AM OK, world, you won, I’ll get up 3.41AM shit, really need to get out of bed, we’re going to miss the plane! 3.45AM ooooops There was a time when the 6AM departure for Podgorica seemed like a good idea. […]

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Balance

‘Hello Balázs, Meli speaking. I’m calling you to tell you that I decided to rent your apartment.’ ‘Sorry Meli, too late. Somebody has just rented it, it’s not available anymore.’ For a second while the information travel from my ear to the brain I am speechless, then I hang it up with a high-pitched scream. […]

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New dimensions

(Listen to the music while reading blog post.) Blog block. I’m siting in front of my laptop watching the perfectly empty screen with more and more frustration. My best friends the letters are not willing to start their journey on the blank canvas, my words don’t come as they usually do. Not even my best […]

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Changes

(Listen to the music while reading blog post. Big thanks for this song for Karine Gonçalves.) As a foreigner, it’s not easy to find a home for rent on Madeira island. It took me 5 weeks to get the tiny house where I settled finally. True though, that I’ve got it in a package, along […]

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Miss Recluse

(Listen to the music while reading blog post.) I was about to write a post on gadgets and how they steal our present. I already planned what I was going to write about, I was full of indignant anger for the virtual world, the mobile phones and other addictive thingies, and I definitely wanted to […]

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Panda, poncha, dolce vita

(Listen to the music while reading blog post. This time big thanks to Peter Kostal for the recommendation.) ‘Hitler.’ says the man who has a beard like Santa. ‘Pardon?’ I look at him a bit puzzled. ‘Hitler.’ and he shows the infamous mustache to make sure I understand. And I understand just don’t have the […]

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Slow motion

(Listen to the music while reading blog post. This time big thanks to Laci Plattner for the music recommendation. Come to Madeira!) Ocean on my left-hand side, mountain on the right-hand side. I’m sitting on a chair warmed up by sunshine, the scent on my clothes is sun-perfume, just like on my hair. There are […]

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New chapter – Madeira island

(Listen to music while reading blog post. Now big thanks for the recommendation to Piri Barják. Your destination is: Madeira island, what else?! Waiting for you!) ‘Beu, if you have the book with the title ‘How to move to a foreign country – for dummies’ on your shelf, please think of me, now I could […]

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Don’t stop me now

(Listen to the music while reading blog post. This time Tatiana és Catarina de Lacerda gave me the idea of this song, huge thanks for it!) Madeira. Summertime in winter, colourful flowers everywhere, the sunshine gently warms up your soul, the ocean breeze touches your face. You open yourself up to embrace future experiences and […]

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Fishermen of Burma

(Listen to the music while reading blog post.) A couple of years ago in a gallery in London a photo literally took my breath away. On the picture a fisherman of Burma (yes, I know that the country’s official name is Myanmar, calling it Burma is a form of rebellion) was seen. Sunset scene, beautiful […]

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Recalculating route

(Listen to the music while reading blog post. This time big thanks to Peti Daróczi-Végh for recommending this song. The destination you should visit: Montenegro.) In the last Mind the Map post I mentioned how important is honesty to the readers and followers, that in exchange of their attention we owe them honest articles. In […]

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Desire for real

(Listen to the music while reading blog post.) Black magic and the rain I have an everything but magical relationship with rain. Last year I spent one month on Madeira island, it started raining thirty times a day. Then I spent two months on the Azores that is soooo green because of… yes, the rain. […]

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