Monday, 24 July 2017

72 Hours in Lucerne and Zurich 

''Fairy tails are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten'' /G.K. Chesterton/

Travel fills me with such accomplishment few other pursuits do. Just the thought of it energises and excites me to the point where 'I want to travel' becomes 'I have to travel'. My personal reason for roaming the world is quiet simple-it's the best way to celebrate life! And on top of that -  because unnecessary delays at the airports and long ques before hand luggage screenings outweighs satisfaction of being someplace new and because freshly baked Portuguese custard tarts are irresistible and because travel radically modifies our perspective.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Donegal road trip 

''The quieter you become, the more you can hear.'' /Ram Dass/

With every view more startling than the last, with the smell of wild Atlantic ocean and flawless exhibition of natures marvels, county Donegal is and always has been close to my heart. And there is more to it than just scenic terrain. She's like a sleeping beauty with big inspiring soul. Utterly irresistible with layers of uncrowded corners unfolding before your eyes, allowing you to think, feel and breathe. Whilst mostly recognisable for it's stunning beaches and Slieve League cliffs, Donegal offers noteworthy hikes, vivid sunsets and amazing food too.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Hiking in North of Italy  

“‎Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending.” /Chico Xavier/

Because I was brought up in a country where highest peak is mere 312 meters above sea level, my profound romance with mountains started well before I actually had a chance to encounter one. The very first paperback I picked up and read several times was Into Thin Air, one of the absolute classics of mountaineering, written by 
American author Jon Krakauer. His way of describing expedition to Earth's most prominent peak left me forever in awe of majestic mountains and nature itself.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Making memeories in Biarritz

''Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart and strong enough to life the life you've always imagined''

Grande Plage, usually swarmed by sunbathers and swell seekers, today was uncommonly vacant. Like she was resting in between the undisturbed moments, so pure, so thoughtful and so untouchable. Glowing sun was high up in the sky yet the sudden ocean breeze could steal the warmth any moment. I took Ericeira in my arms and twirled around the viewing platform. Her laugh was contagiously light hearted and her sun kissed cheeks tasted salty sweet. Our days in Basque Country looked much like episodes from endless summer with no sense of time and with no responsibilities.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Northern Basque Country   

''Be your own kind of beautiful'' 

Happiness comes in many shapes and boarding a plane on a Saturday morning with two travel comrades by my side to one of Europe's prime surf destinations is definitely one of them. We haven't visited Frances iconic southwestern town before yet somehow we love it already as if the Biarritz have been addressing us personally and whispering endearments trough travel and surf magazine pages. It's a place where natures work can be worshipped all along the craggy coast from Phare De Biarritz to the City of The Ocean.