• 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 doppelgänger 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, Zsóka. 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. Olaszországi utunk legfőbb oka és egyben fénypontja bátyám, Zsolt, és azóta-sógornőm, Zsóka esküvője volt. Egy előző nyaralásuk során tetszett meg mindkettőjüknek Portovenere annyira, hogy végül úgy döntöttek, 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. Nápoly… a város, amitől 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 és Amalfi, azaz az Amalfi part két igencsak híres, meredek sziklafalra épült települése sikeresen odavonzza a környéken tanyázó népeket. Köztük minket is. Egy napnyi téblábolás után a konklúziónk a következő: tényleg gyönyörű szép, képeslapra illő helyek ezek, deee… És itt jön 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, Zsóka 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 és én leginkább olyan helyekre szeretünk 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 Sorrentoról nem sok mindent tudtunk mielőtt ide látogattunk volna. Még évekkel ezelőtt láttam néhány fotót a híres Malmok Völgyéről, melynek hatására ez az álmos kis turistaparadicsom azonnal bakancslistás lett…

  • 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.…

  • How to Visit Taman Negara by Yourself

    The 130 million years old Taman Negara (which means “national park” in Malay) is one of the world’s oldest rainforests. This 4343 square kilometers big national park is home for a wide range of animals, such as deer, wild boars, tapirs, monkeys, elephants, hornbills, tigers and leopards, and it has been developed into a famous ecotourism destination. When Will and I first read about it, we knew straight away that we will come and visit. The only question was, how to get there? A 130 millió éves Taman Negara (ez malájul nemzeti parkot jelent) a Föld egyik legöregebb esőerdeje. Számtalan különböző állatfaj, köztük szarvas, vaddisznó, tapír, majom, elefánt, orrszarvú madár,…

  • Durrell's Photographer of the Year 2016

    Durrell’s Photographer of the Year 2016

    Since my sister and I visited the Durrell Wildlife Park on the summer of 2015, I read through all the newsletters they send out quite thoroughly. Last summer I noticed that they announced a photo competition and people can people can submit shots to several different categories. Because during our visit I managed to take lots of pictures, I sat down quickly, selected my favourite ones, sent them to the specified email address and then I forgot about this whole thing. Amióta 2015 nyarán nővéremmel Jerseyre látogattunk, rendszeresen olvasom a Durrell Állatkert által kiküldött hírleveleket. Tavaly nyár végefele arra lettem figyelmes, hogy Durrellék fotóversenyt hirdetnek és több különböző kategóriában is nevezni…