On my solo travel experience

“Solo travel”. Say it out loud and it will give you a feeling of alienation, a strong will of leaving, of growing apart from everything, and especially everyone. Reality is way less dramatic than what we are used to imagine in our very social world. At the beginning of this year, I realised that sometimes…

Once Upon an October

October highlight was the trip to Prague! My friend Rosy (travelling from Rome) and I met at our holiday destination for the Halloween Bank Holiday weekend. The best way to meet your friends from home when you live far! Travelling in the evening and leaving again in the morning, we had two full days to…

Of songs, swans and rosemary

Tonight I wanted to tell you about a new little Irish adventure of mine. The location is again Ballina, Mr J’s hometown. I have spent the last week-end here. I could tell you about the lovely walk along the river Moy, coming back just before dark. I think my subconscious was looking for a somewhat…

A pre-“holiday” in Co. Cork

Any expat knows that going back to their original home doesn’t mean they are going on holiday. Travelling to our first country means going temporarily back to our old life, it’s a way to see how this has changed while we were away, how the same habits of familiar people have changed too. This time,…