Why I love to travel.

Couple weeks ago, I was asked a question… “Tell me about a place you feel most safe”… *** I was facing a white wall, thinking about it. Then, I closed my eyes trying to envision what place on the planet would feel safe. My mind shifted through polaroid snippets in my imagination, trashed around, looking…

My travels: Sparta of golden shadows, Sparti of life. Then and now.

Sparta is the mighty ancient city – which is no more. It is but a symbol, but still, so powerful. It used to rule the world from its location in the south of Peloponnese Peninsula, south of Greece, for roughly a thousand years, leaving the legend behind. The legend – and a very little physical…

My travels: Bieszczady Mountains. Expat Meditations.

You stand at the door into this land, looking over Solina Lake as it melts into the evening sky. This is the space of forgotten dreams, slowly falling asleep at your feet – Bieszczady Mountains, sketched in the dusk. Green hills sink into the blue fog as they grow instead of diminishing, in a surrealist…

Goodbye, 2016, thank you for your gifts

You have been a wonderful year of travel and spiritual explorations for me, as well as the year of deepening my relationships and loves with people already in my life – and finding new friends. I am so grateful to each and every one of people that crossed my path this year, helpful strangers in…

My travels: photoblog of sun; Artsakh

As I sit in my tiny office in a huge building in the North of Europe in a gloomy December (a lot of staring through the window at the end of the workday…), all I want is to daydream about is the sun, gently kissing the mountains of Nagorno-Karabakh (a disputed region between Armenia and Azerbajan,…

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…

My travels: Dnipro, Ukraine – in photos

Dnipro in Ukrainian, Dnieper translated to English: the European river on the East side of Europe. Far, eastern side of the world from the Western European perspective – in the land undiscovered yet by random tourists, especially with the conflict on the Eastern borders of Ukraine rumbling surprisingly close to this huge river. Fear not, Dnipro…

My travels: Dubno, Ukraine. Arcadia; paradise lost.

In Dubno, town in Western Ukraine, in the middle of the hot summer day, walking between the walls of the huge defensive castle, I was suddenly hit with that tangible, nearly physical feeling of nostalgia… *** As usual with the most interesting discoveries on our travel paths, Dubno was a pure coincidence. We were trying to…