• Wildlife Spotting: Parakeets

    If you unexpectedly ask someone to enumerate a few animals that live in London, pretty much in symbiosis with human beings, the answer will most probably sound something like: “squirrel, goose, fox”. These seem to be the obvious answers up until we approach any random park and we notice these loudly squawking, avocado-green coloured creatures gliding fast above our heads. Ha valakit v√°ratlanul megk√©r√ľnk, hogy soroljon fel n√©h√°ny Londonban, az emberekkel szimbi√≥zisban egy√ľtt √©lŇĎ √°llatot, akkor a v√°lasz val√≥sz√≠nŇĪleg olyasmi lesz, hogy “m√≥kus, liba, r√≥ka”. √Čs val√≥ban ezek lenn√©nek az eg√©szen egy√©rtelmŇĪ v√°laszok, eg√©szen addig m√≠g ember√ľnk be nem teszi a l√°b√°t valamelyik parkba, √©s √°t nem suhannak a feje…

  • 55 BROADWAY London's First Skyscraper

    55 Broadway – London’s First Skyscraper

    After a long break due to serious lack of time and energy, I feel the power again to return to blogging and keep both documenting for myself and presenting¬†to you guys those places that are worth seeing, despite the fact that they aren’t necessarily over-hyped. For example 55 Broadway, London’s first skyscraper, which¬†is located above the St. James’s park tube station, it was built in Art Deco style, it’s being used as the headquarters of TFL to this day, and I’ve never noticed it before. Which is pretty lame, because even though I love architecture I, like many other people in this city, tend to rush around London staring mainly…

  • Italy Trip Itinerary

    This post is purely practical information about our itinerary, hotels we stayed in and transport we used during our trip. Ez csak egy praktikus inf√≥kkal teli blogbejegyz√©s az √ļtvonalunkr√≥l, a sz√°ll√°shelyeinkrŇĎl illetve az ig√©nybevett k√∂zleked√©si eszk√∂z√∂krŇĎl.

  • Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Pisa beyond the Tower

    If I say “Pisa” the leaning tower¬†is the first thing that pops into people’s minds almost straight away. And, of course, those millions of photos circling around the internet, where¬†everyone thinks that they are “holding” this building in the most unique way possible. And no. They are not. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that super old Sport chocolate advert, where a Bob Marley¬†doppelg√§nger is riding a motorbike when he spots a tourist posing-as-if-he-would-be-holding the tower, he quickly jumps off his vehicle and with all his strength gained from eating the chocolate helps the unsuspecting man straighten the tower. He then vanishes in the crowd. You can watch this…

  • Cinque Terre in One Day

    Cinque Terre in One Day

    Cinque Terre, a.k.a “The Five Lands” lies on the¬†Italian coast to the North West from La Spezia and, as you might expect, it consists of five¬†fishing villages: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare. It is considered to be quite similar to the famous Amalfi coast and the internet is full of “Amalfi or Cinque Terre? Idon’tknowwhichonetochoose!” types of questions. We were lucky enough to visit both places during one trip and thanks to this we had a chance to compare them in an unbiased way. If we would have to choose the place we preferred, Cinque Terre would be the winner. Let’s see why? Cinque Terre, azaz az…

  • Wedding in Portovenere – Photo Diary

    The main reason and highlight of our Italy trip was the wedding of my brother, Zsolt, and my since-then-sister-in-law, Zs√≥ka. During one of their previous trips they both fell in love with Portovenere so much, that they decided to have their big day and say yes (or maybe “si”?) here. As an addition to the official photographer’s work I also spent some time taking a few pictures in the background and I decided to share my favourite ones on the blog. Olaszorsz√°gi utunk legfŇĎbb oka √©s egyben f√©nypontja b√°ty√°m, Zsolt, √©s az√≥ta-s√≥gornŇĎm, Zs√≥ka esk√ľvŇĎje volt. Egy elŇĎzŇĎ nyaral√°suk sor√°n tetszett meg mindkettŇĎj√ľknek¬†Portovenere annyira, hogy v√©g√ľl √ļgy d√∂nt√∂ttek, ide szervezik a…

  • Naples

    Naples

    Naples… the city, that everyone tried to discourage us from visiting by saying things like the buildings are in ruins, there is rubbish everywhere, it is controlled by the mafia and if you go there, you’ll be robbed, kidnapped, sliced up, etc. The downpour of discouragements was so successful, that we ended up spending only about three hours there while we were waiting for our train connection. Naples… the city, which ended up being one of highlights of our Italy trip. We liked it so much, that we had already decided we wish to¬†return in the near future and explore it more thoroughly. N√°poly… a v√°ros, amitŇĎl mindenki csak elrettenteni…

  • Positano and Amalfi

    Positano and Amalfi

    Positano and Amalfi, the two famous towns built upon the steep cliffs of the Amalfi coast are very successful in attracting tourists from the surrounding area. For example us. After spending a day visiting this neighbourhood, we came to the conclusion that both locations are stunningly beautiful and look awesome on the postcards, but… And here comes the but. I mean, more buts! Let’s see what happened. Positano √©s Amalfi, azaz az Amalfi part k√©t igencsak h√≠res, meredek sziklafalra √©p√ľlt telep√ľl√©se sikeresen odavonzza a k√∂rny√©ken tany√°z√≥ n√©peket. K√∂zt√ľk minket is. Egy napnyi t√©bl√°bol√°s ut√°n a konkl√ļzi√≥nk a k√∂vetkezŇĎ: t√©nyleg gy√∂ny√∂rŇĪ sz√©p, k√©peslapra illŇĎ helyek ezek, deee… √Čs itt j√∂n a…

  • Pompeii and Herculaneum

    Because both Will and I prefer to travel to places where nature is dominating and where tourism is less popular, Italy isn’t necessarily on the top of our potential destination list. But because my brother, Zsolt, and my (since then) sister-in-law, Zs√≥ka decided to say “Yes, I do” on this ancient roman land, we ended up mixing business with pleasure and visiting a few famous spots. Obviously, one of these places was Pompeii. Instead of a long history and geology lecture I’d like to offer you a more practical guide full of information we would have really appreciated before our visit. Mivel Will √©s √©n legink√°bb olyan helyekre szeret√ľnk utazni,…

  • Sorrento, Mount Vesuvius

    Sorrento – The Land Where Lemons Grow

    The truth is, that we didn’t really know much about Sorrento before our visit. A few years ago I saw some photos of the famous Valley of the Mills, which made¬†this sleepy little tourist paradise become an additional item on my travel bucket list. During our stay, however, we realised that besides the mill ruins Sorrento¬†has many other interesting things to offer. For example, this area is the country’s most famous lemon-centre and produces the tastiest Limoncello. Az a helyzet, hogy Sorrentor√≥l nem sok mindent tudtunk mielŇĎtt ide l√°togattunk volna. M√©g √©vekkel ezelŇĎtt l√°ttam n√©h√°ny fot√≥t a h√≠res Malmok V√∂lgy√©rŇĎl, melynek hat√°s√°ra ez az √°lmos kis turistaparadicsom azonnal bakancslist√°s lett…