Imagine just for a moment that neither time nor money are an issue and you can travel as much as you want. You can live an ‘Eat, pray, love’ scenario. Or, in a less romantic version you have a job with which you move around the world, pack your bags, put the rest in a … More The Rich Homeless
I’ve been sitting all alone for 10 minutes in the spacious cafe’ of the complex “Funicular” overlooking Tbilisi. There are 4 waitresses walking around, but I don’t see them doing anything, let alone doing something that should be written in their main job description. They definitely don’t serve anyone, unless the other guests are invisible. They pass … More Have I Become Ms Invisible in Georgia?
Yes, the Li River is my favourite spot in China, but there is a whole different reality to its mystical attraction. There is real life and people who try to provide for their families on a daily basis. Trust me, that bit doesn’t look romantic at all. The village, that our local guide described as neither … More The Other Side of the Li River
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, seven fairies, seven beautiful sisters lived in the heavens. Their life was nice there, but they were curious to see what it was like on Earth. So, off they went for a flight that led them to the River Li. The fairies swam in the river … More Li River and Its Fairy Immigrants
‘Don’t bother, I’ll do it!’, an elderly lady said when I wanted to pick up a magazine that fell next to her seat on our flight from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur. Her silky white hair and wrinkled skin indicated she was a person of a certain age, but given the speed with which she bent … More Will You Be Travelling Too at the Age of 92?
The airport shuttle trundles along the winding, coastal road towards Dubrovnik, while my sight and thoughts wander above the horizon. ‘This is stunning!’, interrupts my dozing with open eyes. ‘What do you mean’, I reply, looking around and trying to spot what my Fella is referring to. He didn’t expect he’d have to explain anything; … More Beautiful Croatian Scenic Roads
‘Djevojko!’ (‘Girl!’ in Croatian), I hear someone calling behind my back. Thank you, but the days when I was a girl passed quite some time ago so I don’t turn towards the voice. ‘Hello! Allo! Kommen!’, the man’s so persistent that I have to see who’s calling. A vegetable seller smiles and approaches me with … More Shiny Colours of Farmer’s Markets in Croatia
All the Croatians’ complaints about the summer that is NOT a summer make me laugh these days; the air temperatures are from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius and the sea temperatures are just a few degrees below – 24 to 26 today. To be fair, unusually for this time of the year, there are … More Weather or No-weather, That’s the Question!