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Between River and Sea

Between River and Sea
This is not a politically engaged post. I will not attempt to take sides regarding this conflict nor will I discuss the possible faults of those  involved. I will share, however, something that is important to me. This is my review of the recently published book by Dervla Murphy “Between River and Sea“,  focused on the Middle East conflict. It’s just a book It’s just a book – I thought when I took it ... Read more

Think Twice before Volunteering Abroad

Think Twice before Volunteering Abroad
We all love these stories, don’t we? A long and difficult journey with a high-minded target. More and more people volunteer abroad as it seems to combine two activities we are fond of: traveling and helping to the poor. Our collective imagination has been taken by a romantic impulse of helping those in need. The contemporary charities are not as strictly connected with religious beliefs and Christian ethos of mercifulness as ... Read more

Why You should read a Biography by Dervla Murphy

Why You should read a Biography by Dervla Murphy
I’ve been reading travel books by Dervla Murphy for quite some time now. I started in  chronological order with “Full Tilt” followed by “Tibetan Foothold“. The books  were a sort of novelty to me. I have never read anything so sincere, straightforward and honest. I was fascinated by her style and stories so when I received Dervla Murphy’s biography from Eland I started reading it right away. Here ... Read more

Travel around the world – ultimate guide by a survivor

Travel around the world – ultimate guide by a survivor
So, I’ve just got back home after almost 100 days of travel around the world. Needless to say, this was a fantastic time! Travel around the world has a particular flavour: not only is a lifetime dream for many but also provides a particular set of experiences collected in a short piece of time. My travel was exotic, tiresome, full of wonders, tough, interesting, fascinating and rich in everything else imaginable. I hope it is ... Read more

Travel with Books

Travel with Books
I’m very excited to share the big news with you: today my pet project ‘Travel with Books‘ has been launched! I have been working on it since last August, crafting carefully the idea, getting the draft version of my proposal, inviting people to cooperate on it and finally creating a website. It was a great learning process and also new way of spreading news about great travel literature. I found working with Eland ... Read more

Quick Look At my RTW journey

Quick Look At my RTW journey
My journey around the world is over. I returned home safe and sound. It will take me a while to bring you all amazing adventures I had, to share pictures and videos so let me just share some highlights of this journey. Slow travel Telling the truth, this was the best part of the whole plan: do it slowly, so as a result I stayed more than 2 weeks in the same place, with the exception of Hong Kong. It worked really well. Two weeks is ... Read more

A Hobbit’s Tale

A Hobbit’s Tale
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” This quote from J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece came to my mind the moment I saw Shaun. He was sitting there in one of the cafes of North Shore of Auckland waiting for me. And I ... Read more

Always wanted to be a travel writer?

Always wanted to be a travel writer?
New Zealand is full of beautiful sites and interesting people. Just recently I met Shaun Jefferson, a photographer, and today I’m sharing some thoughts by Sarah Bennett. She is not only a traveler and adventurer but also runs a publishing house and collaborates with Lonely Planet. She is an expert in New Zealand best trails, bike routes and camping sites. Exclusively for you she shared some of her best kept secrets on how to ... Read more

Beckett in Paris

Beckett in Paris
So disappointing! The weather in Paris crushed my plans. And I wanted to do so many things related to my favorite writer Samuel Beckett! You know the story of Beckett and Little Museum of Dublin so you are not surprised I wanted to visit all places related to his long residence in Paris. I wanted to have a coffee in his favorite place, look at the neighborhood where he lived and finally visit his grave on Montparnasse cemetery. It ... Read more

Athens: poetry of everyday life

Athens: poetry of everyday life
So, I’m leaving to Athens tomorrow and here is something I would like to share with you before I go: my guest post published by Tbex. This is a short review of a recently read book by John Lucas titled: ’92 Acharnon Street. A year in Athens‘. It is special for number of reasons, one of which is the author’s academic background I share. It made really easy to feel just like him. Then, it is about Athens I ... Read more

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