• 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…

  • Wildlife Spotting: The Deer of Richmond Park

    Every time I mentioned that I would really like to go to Richmond, Will’s answer was constantly pushing the limits of my non existing patience: ‘even though Richmond is stunning all year long, the very first time you see it should be in the summer’. After many weekends when I thought it is already summer enough and I really wanted to go and see the famous deer but I always got the same answer: ‘even though the weather is ALMOST perfect, we should wait a bit more’, one Friday evening he stood there with a huge grin on his face and said: ‘Tomorrow is supposed to be very hot. We are going…

  • Wayfaring in Transylvania: The Postăvarul Massif

    My trip home this August was very carefully planned and eventful, such that I can take the most out of the holiday. Part of this plan was a 5 day long trip with my parents. This wasn’t the first time, when we jumped into the car and drove around half of the country, but because of the fact that I am living in London for a year now, I think this was the first time, when I started to see things from a different perspective, and got excited because of bits and bobs that were normal before, and now I miss them in England. Mikor idén augusztusban hazajöttem, nagyon sűrű…

  • The Jersey Experience: Durrell Wildlife Park

    I was very young when I first came across Gerald Durrell’s name on the book entitled ‘My Family and Other Animals’ I was given to read because I would love it for sure. Well… I loved it indeed. Then a few years ago I also realised, that my sister – Tita – owns almost the complete Gerald Durrell book collection. I read a few and – as a result – I started to share the big love and admiration with her. Since then we were dreaming together about the day we will travel together to Jersey and visit the famous Menagerie Manor. Gerald Durrell nevével először a Családom és egyéb állatfajták…

  • 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…

  • Canalway Cavalcade

    As I mentioned in the previous episode, we were enjoying our sunny Sunday afternoon with cream tea and a photogenic cat, when Caroline called us saying that there is this boat festival in Little Venice, and they are already there. What’s the reaction of a responsible wayfarer in such a situation? “Let’s go”, of course. How does a responsible wayfarer change location? On foot, of course. Ok, there was a little bit of tube cheating there, because we took the Northern line to Camden Town, but then we decided to walk all the way along the canal to see the Canalway Cavalcade. Amint azt az előző részben említettem, épp a vasárnap délutáni jól…

  • Happy dogs in Hampstead Heath

    After a lazy Saturday morning lie-in and a big cup of coffee there is nothing better than deciding to meet some friends and explore a park in London I have never been to before. This time we chose Hampstead Heath, and I had no idea what to expect. I love London parks in general because of the green grass, shiny ponds and friendly – and always hungry – creatures, but I also found that each park is different, and it has a unique charm. I was right, Hampstead Heath is nothing like its more centrally located siblings. Egy szombat reggeli lustálkodás és egy nagy bögre kávé után semmi sem jobb, mint találkozni néhány…