Lights are dimmed but everything’s clearly visible. Long, white candles dress the scenery in shaking shadows. The sense of anticipation is so tangible that almost felt physically. Then, on the stage of Brooklyn Academy of Music, here they come; long-haired, tall musicians. Jerry Cantrell, Mike Inez, Scott Olson, Sean Kinney.
Have you ever heard this cliché saying that ‘Life begins outside of your comfort zone’? Yeah, me too. And yes, I also think it’s overrated. Why? Because life happens anyway. It’s the collateral beauty of life that starts far behind what you call ‘comfortable situation’.
Any Portuguese town looks like bride’s finery – something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue – said an American novelist, Mary McCarthy. Even though expressed more than 50 years ago, her words are still very true.
Tiny, with black hair, seems shy and quiet. But that’s just an illusion. All it takes for her is to speak up and all of a sudden you will forget you ever thought she’s a good girl. She was called ‘the biggest Polish scandalist’, ‘obscenic and vulgar’ and ‘despising anything traditional’.
Sometimes, all you need to be 100% happy and 100% relaxed is a good walk in the forest in the morning, an afternoon exploring the small city and a dinner in a local restaurant in the evening. That’s exactly how I remember Telšiai, one of the oldest cities in Lithuania, located in the northwestern part of…
The United States in the 70s gave birth to many incredible musicians. Those artists were creating new genres and sub-genres of music, crystallizing the definition of rock and roll, experimenting with new sounds and crafting their own legends. Among this whole bunch of musicians, now less or more known, existed one star which wasn’t able…
Not all the destinations are glorious and cut out of the best travel magazines. Sometimes the best stories are made in places where nobody would think of going or taking a photo – because those places are too usual, too regular. This post is about a spot just like that.
Going on Erasmus? Or maybe you have just changed your job? Perhaps you decided to taste a new culture by living in a new country? No matter of what your motives are, moving abroad is a big deal. It takes energy and time to adapt, can be stressful and not always successful from the start.
This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease – said Robert Kennedy and he surely had a point.
2 522 km, 4 countries on the way and 13 degrees of difference. In June 2015 Portugal was awaiting as the big unknown. Tasted like a combination between scary and thrilling. How am I going to adapt there…??