The story behind the bracelet

Casaroro Falls - small waterfall halfway

“It changed me so much”, she said while we waited for our dinner served in a cozy tavern in Split. Spontaneously she and me decided to spend the evening together despite meeting just a couple of hours ago in the lounge of a Croatian hostel. “You’re right”, I responded, understanding the core of her words. “Each bracelet contributed to the person I am today”, she concluded. “Let me tell you my story.” Just in time, the…

Lisbonese: A peculiar folk – What we hate and love about the Lisbonese people

Where there is a folk, there are stereotypes or things that characterize the local people in a rather funny, than serious way. When we approach a new culture, we have certain images of how the local people are, influenced by media. Every single nation has its own stereotypes and awkward manners. Stereotypes should be taken with humor! That’s the first rule. This blog post is dedicated to the Lisbonese and stereotypes, that came our way, while…

Gevonden kat

Our kitten Lisboa

Ik hoorde ’s ochtends wat gemiauw, maar vanuit het raam kon ik niet zien waar het vandaan kwam. Toen het geluid ’s avonds door bleef gaan, besloten we om te kijken wat het was. Er waren wat bouwwerkzaamheden gaande en sinds een paar dagen stond er een hek om een gedeelte achter onze flat. We kwamen langs vieze, oude kleren, een rottende schedel en andere troep en vonden uiteindelijk een klein katje, helemaal alleen, ergens…

Working in Lisbon

Sunset at Senhora da Monte Miradouro, Lisbon

Before Lisbon I temporarily stopped traveling and stayed in Czech Republic for some months, hoping to stay for a while. Also, I needed money and was looking for a job once again. It will be so easy to get a job in Prague for an IT person, people said. Dozens of unanswered applications proved otherwise. It was July 2014 when I disappointingly had to return home where I applied for government benefits while I kept…