FRIENDS FROM THE AZORES

(As an exception, this time not only the music is important. When you watch this video, you’ll know why. It’s about the island of Faial and represents perfectly the life there. They are truly idiots, I love this band.) Meeting with the locals. For me the most important factor when I travel to an unknown […]

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PORTUGAL, BARBECUE

(Listen to the music while reading blog post. Big thanks for this week’s music recommendation for Judit Neubauer. Your destination is: you don’t need to go anywhere, you’re just at the perfect place.) Eating is one of the best things in life. Furthermore, it’s an excellent excuse for a meet-up with friends. Just think about […]

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A PRIVATE FADO EVENING

(Listen to the music while reading blog post.) How often does it happen to you that you call a mechanic to repair your broken water heater and soon you end up watching a private performance in your kitchen? Well, not very often to me either. But it happened now and I’m going to tell you […]

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AZULEJO AND OTHER CURIOSITIES

(Listen to the music while reading blog post. Big thanks for this week’s music recommendation for Barbara Abonyi-Keszte. Your destination is: Pontevedra, Spain) Let me start by telling you that summer has finally come to Portugal. It’s 28 degrees, no clouds in the blue sky and we continuously get vitamin D. On the very first […]

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Praia mania

(Listen to the music while reading blog post. Many thanks for Miska Misu for recommending this amazing song.) This is a friendly warning! The following pictures can cause big changes in blood pressure! According to your temperament, they can take you to perfect zen and you’ll find yourself in a perfectly peaceful state of mind […]

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Soup of the holy spirit

(Listen to the music while reading blog post.) I’d bet in a big amount that you don’t taste very often the soup of the holy spirit. Well, neither do I. But in the big-fat-easter-fuss I had a chance to try it. I am not religious (I have my own eccentric ideas of our world) and […]

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Climbing Pico mountain, Azores

(Listen to the music while reading blog post.) ‘Because it’s there.’ said Edmund Hillary when he was asked why he had climbed Mount Everest. I could provide you with a similar answer for the question why I climbed Mount Pico. Although it’s significance in the history of mankind is obviously indifferent, it’s outstanding for me […]

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Miracles of the Azores

(Listen to the music while reading blog post.) The Azores. This name still sounds exotic enough to my ears (and the Portuguese name even more, the Açores), although I have had enough time to get used to this. A couple of times, day by day, I pronounce it just for myself, when I simply love […]

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Icy Balaton

(Listen to the music while reading blog post.) For me lake Balaton is the Riviera. My heart is full of sunshine, I took only my swimming dress for the journey. It passed already a couple of times but summer at lake Balaton always waiting for us. We are sunbathing on both shores of Balaton, I […]

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