She is in her eighties and he at most in early thirties. They lean comfortably on a tower of orange cases in the middle of a big supermarket, discussing smartphone features. He is very fluent in English, but the accent discloses that he did not grow up in Ireland. “You pull your finger over the screen … More A Local Call
3 months ago, Kai, a beautiful, positive 5 year-old child, unable to walk, touched many hearts in the UK with his story and the warmest smile in the world. Due to cuts in the British healthcare system, a short time before he was scheduled for a surgery, which was supposed to enable him to walk, … More Kai will Walk
A few hours later the history repeated itself. However, at that hour the child had had a few hours of sleep in her eyes and wouldn’t give up her demands. The poor creature kept screaming, ‘…mommy, daddy, mommy, daddy….’ I took a walk and walked and walked and walked. People around me were rolling their eyes, shaking their heads, pointing towards the family. The Parents amazed me. The Father fed the small one, took him/her into his arms and got up to stand in the aisle. The Mother, however, was sitting still, her eyes closed as if nothing was happening. There was no seatbelt sign on.
I decided to dare disturb the Mother. I shook her arm, leaned towards her and asked, ‘Excuse me, is this your child?’. … More Child-free Flights?
Update after 5 hours of counting the votes: It seems to be a big majority Yes vote throughout Ireland. On the 25th of May 1895, Oscar Wilde was convicted for indecency. As horrifying as it can sound today, 120 years later, homosexuality was a criminal offence in Britain at the time and Wilde didn’t stand much … More Referendum on Marriage Equality in Ireland
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
‘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?