These days I understood for the first time that the English do really live by the motto ‘Keep calm and carry on’. If the horrific Westminster attack had happened in some other country, not only would the media talk about it for ages, but, it would be the talk of the day, actually days, amongst everyone. Here, … More Keep Calm and Carry on!
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
The road in Amargosa Valley cuts the desert in a straight line. Misty mountains wriggle in the far distance and the yellowish valley, sprinkled with scarce plants, outspreads to the infinity. Rare buildings mainly look abandoned and if it wasn’t for occasional cars going in the opposite direction, it would seem as if I were … More Police Welcome to Nevada
South Bank and Southwark, hide some fascinating stories in their small lanes and behind the courtyard fences. Note: The photo is a link to a photo gallery.
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
Georgia is a country of big contrasts that made me very puzzled. Just a stroll around its capital Tbilisi, makes it obvious that history didn’t spare the country that lies on the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The city, where a quarter of the Georgian population lives, is trying to get to its previous, 19th century-self, the glam of which is apparent … More A Stroll around Puzzling Tbilisi
‘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?