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Balkan Trip 4: Meeting Mostar

(Previously in this Balkan Trip series: Aboard The Budapest-Split Train, A Night in Split, and Dubrovnik Days. Enjoy! ) 26 June 2013. My bus from Dubrovnik passed through…

Balkan Trip 3: Dubrovnik Days

(If you’d like your readings in chronological order, make sure you’ve read Balkan Trip 1: Aboard The Budapest-Split Train and Balkan Trip 2: A Night in Split before…

Balkan Trip 2: A Night in Split

“Here is Marko Marulić, the inventor of iPad,” said the girl who guided us in a free walking tour while grinning. She chuckled, inviting me to chuckle along…

Balkan Trip 1: Aboard The Budapest-Split Train

June 21st was the start of my so-called Balkan trip. So many changes happened even in the planning stage. Initially I wanted to have an ambitious Budapest-Zagreb-Split-Dubrovnik-Mostar-Sarajevo-Podgorica-Pristina-Skopje trip…

Graduation Ceremony and (Lots of) Unfinished Business

Ok, so two weeks ago I got to get my graduation ceremony. It’s like a HUGE reminder that after almost two years of having fun hard work, the…

Never Too Much of Mucha (and Manga)

(an image-heavy post) I went to Prague a few weeks ago and I had some serious dose of art nouveau fix. To be exact (and dramatic), I felt…

Easter Eggs

It’s Easter — again. Today’s the Easter for Orthodox Christians, and as I have one of them as a lovely flatmate, I get my share of egg-ly fun….

Szecesszió Budapest: Török Bankház

Another szecesszió (art nouveau) gem of Budapest is the Török Bankház, the Turkish Bank. The building, designed by architects Armin Hegedűs and Henrik Böhm, was built in 1906…

Szecesszió Budapest: Ödön Lechner

I can never get enough of art nouveau, jugendstil, modernisme, sezessionstil.. or szecesszió, the Hungarians say. I’m definitely not an artist, nor an art expert neither an architect,…

From Russia With Love

A few days ago a surprise postcard arrived. Sent from Yekaterinburg, the date stamped is March 15th 2013. “I thought it’d arrive before or right on the 23rd,”…

20-something Years Ago

‘Twas started with eating macaroons from the dangerous Sugar! in the middle of term papers rush/procrastinating session in CEU, and conversation drifted to snacks eaten during our childhood…

There’s Something About Brazil

There really is something about Brazil, which just somehow connects me with the samba country. I remember growing up with myriads of different kind of music across the…