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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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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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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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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