• Perhentian Islands

    Chilling on the Perhentian Islands

    The Perhentian Islands lie next to the northeastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. They are so far to the north, that they could easily belong to Thailand. There were two very convincing reasons why we chose these islands instead of the famous Langkawi Islands: they are not touristy at all and you have a chance to see and swim with turtles. A Perhentian szigetek Malajzia észak-keleti csücskénél fekszenek. Annyira északon, hogy az már majdnem Thaiföld. Annak pedig, hogy a híres Langkawi szigetek helyett inkább ezt választottuk, két oka van: az egyik, hogy ez a hely nem turistás, a másik pedig, hogy itt testközelből lehet teknősöket látni. És ennyi elég is volt.

  • 5 Activities in Taman Negara

    5 Activities in Taman Negara

    If I would have to name my absolute favourite place out of all my travels up until now, I would say Taman Negara straight away. In retrospect, I think I could spend months or even years there. Nonetheless, Will and I had only two days to explore the area. Based on our experiences, let’s see what people can choose to do here by themselves, without a tour guide, almost for free. Ha eddigi utazásaim közül meg kellene neveznem az abszolút kedvenc helyemet, akkor gondolkodás nélkül a Taman Negarát választanám. Utólag belegondolva, hónapokat vagy akár éveket is el tudnék itt tölteni, ehhez képest pedig csak két nap állt rendelkezésünkre, hogy bejárjuk a környéket.…

  • Luci

    Luci, the Wayfaring Cat

    Lukrécia, a.k.a Luci was born on the summer of 2005 together with her three other siblings. She wasn’t very lucky though, because she didn’t start breathing at the moment she was born. In the end my sister, Tita, managed to resuscitate her using warm water and a towel. The lack of oxygen must have had an effect on her little brain, because even when she became a fully grown cat, she still kept behaving like a kitten: running and jumping around like crazy, sneaking around when afraid, getting bloody scared from every unexpected movement people made, and never learning to properly meow. Instead, she usually purred and said “grooo” when…

  • Sydenham Hill Wood

    The Lost Railway of Sydenham Hill Wood

    Despite the fact that the “Tired of London, Tired of Life” book schedules the Sydenham Hill Wood walk for the end of April, we thought that a cold, grey, rainy day in February will be just as good for it. Both Will and Ash know Sydenham Hill Wood very well, because they grew up around this area and as kids they enjoyed exploring the hidden pockets of the forest. Now they wanted to share this experience with us, London-newbies as well. Annak ellenére, hogy a “Ha unod Londont, unod az életet” című könyv a Sydenham Hill Wood-i sétát ideális esetben április végére ajánlja, mi úgy gondoltuk, hogy egy hideg, szürke, esős februári nap is tökéletesen…

  • Elephant Nature Park Chiang Mai

    Elephant Nature Park: a Sanctuary for Gentle Giants

    Because the elephant is considered to be Thailand’s national symbol, most of the people who visit this country will try to have a closer look of these peaceful trunk owners. Unfortunately, riding these creatures and documenting the activity is a compulsory element of the average tourist’s photo album, despite the fact that people don’t really know much about them. Due to their strength, intelligence, memory and pleasant nature throughout history local people found them suitable for different types of work, so they were caught, trained and forced to do many jobs. Hundreds of years ago they played an important role in the battles, later they were mainly used for logging, but they were…

  • Coffee and Cake at the London Cat Village

    There are only two kinds of people in the world: the happy ones, who own at least one cat, and the less happy ones, who don’t have cats. Of course, there are some people who don’t have cats and they think this is the way to be, but they just live in a constant delusion. Earth is an amazing place because demand always creates its own supply. In this case for example, a special coffee shop has been invented where people can enjoy both a hot beverage and the company of these furry creatures. It’s important to keep in mind though, that if hundreds of people come in to this…

  • Wildlife Spotting: London Zoo Sunset Safari

    Ok, so if someone invites me to go anywhere, where I can see some animals, I can’t and won’t say no. This wasn’t any different, when Giulia found out that during the summer months London Zoo organizes an event called Sunset Safari, which means, that on every Friday – after the opening hours – the zoo reopens for the (theoretically) adults, to enjoy some food, (alcoholic) drinks, and wildlife. So we quickly got some tickets, and on a sunny Friday afternoon we went to discover the unknown. Nos, ha valaki bármilyen okból kifolyólag olyan helyre hív, ahol állatok vannak, arra nem tudok nemet mondani. Nem volt ez másképp akkor sem, mikor…

  • Wildlife Spotting: Peacocks

    Despite the fact that Holland Park is considered to be West-London’s most peaceful park, for an embarrassingly long time I didn’t even realise it’s there. Then one weekend I decided to explore a park I haven’t been to before, and that was the moment when I caught a glimpse of a small green area on the map, right next to Hyde park. Annak ellenére, hogy a Holland Parkot Nyugat-London legbékésebb parkjaként tartják számon, valamilyen oknál fogva nagyon sok ideig teljesen elkerülte a figyelmemet. Végül egy hétvégén úgy döntöttem, hogy egy olyan parkba szeretnék menni, ahol még nem voltam, és ekkor tűnt fel a térképen egy kisebb zöld folt, közvetlenül a…