Can you recommend any blog challenges?

While writing is solitary, it helps to know that others go through the same. That we try to learn and expand our comfort zones at the same time. That’s what blog challenges mean to me.

Read More

Last Train to Istanbul – book recommendation

When I noticed my reading focuses on anglo-american authors, I did 2 things: I signed up for a monthly box of international book and goodies + I went to Amazon for recommendations. How did I find Ayse Kulin’s historical fiction, is hard to say. But it was probably fate.

Read More

Guns in America – is a change near?

Another shooting. Another loss of innocent lives. Another round of “thoughts and prayers”. Something is different though. A courageous movement is starting.

Read More

The courage to be me

As a social species, our first instinct is to fit in, to find our tribe. It’s hard for us to accept any trait that does not serve this purpose.

Read More

Sunsets are so… #quote

“Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.” – John Lubbock

Read More

Dessert in Transylvania

Kürtős kalács. It’s impossible for me to translate this typical Hungarian sweet that is still made by hand. Loved by kids, adults, elderly, it’s a traditional dish that made it into the 21st century. It’s become a popular street food but it used to be made for big celebrations: weddings, baptism, important guests. So when […]

Read More

Remind the world

Don’t remind the world that it is sick and troubled. Remind it that it is beautiful and free. — Mooji

Read More

Nationalities

For some, it comes easy to love the nationality they’re born into. For others, it can turn into arrogance. And then there are the likes of me, who don’t feel that nationality can define or limit them. In fact, for years, I worked on shredding my Hungarian-ness. I tried to hide on my blogs that […]

Read More

My convivophobia – fear of parties

I am sitting at the table. The dinner is eaten, dances are being done, fun is being had. By the other people. Couples. Awk, couples. Aren’t they the worst?They have been nice throughout the trip, but now, they make me stand out like a sore thumb. I’m feeling like a sore thumb. Small, abandoned, boring. […]

Read More