My travels: Bieszczady Mountains. Expat Meditations.

You stand at the door into this land, looking over Lake Solina as it melts into the evening sky, and remember – this was the promise of forgotten dreams. Bieszczady Mountains, the magical land at the very end of Poland. For many, at the end of the world.   Green hills sink into the blue…

The missing half – the story of growing up in a little phantom town.

This is the story I wanted to tell throughout all of my life. It followed me from the playground of my childhood to far places in travels of the world, and into my expat life. I finally found the chance to properly connect all moments and experiences together, in a process of slowly threading the memory beads onto a string of…

Expat hopscotch in Dublin, Ireland: reflections in life past.

I spent last four days trying out my old skin – putting it on, seeing if it still fits. This was the first time since moving away from Ireland to Germany that I flew back there to visit and remember. Reflections awakened by the experience of being there prompted this little post, as well as…

Love Letter to a Friend: The first one

You were the one that gave the beginning to all my other loves – do you know that? You were the first stranger, a new face, an unknown voice – to become a family member in my handmade, handpicked family of friendship and love. Step by step and month by month, after coming into my life…