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Beware: Do not scroll down with an empty stomach! Here are some pictures of food I made in autumn 2017 in different kitchens. After lots of practice I am proud to say that I cook and bake much better and got more compliments now compared to one year ago 😊 Tortino al cioccolato con cuore…

2.5 luni în România pe bicicletă

Astăzi, vreau să vorbesc despre experiența mea în România. Am intrat în România din Serbia în august cu bicicleta. Atunci nu puteam vorbi deloc română. Am întâlnit unii români care au vorbit bine limba italiană sau germană pentru că au lucrat în Italia, Germania sau Austria. M-am simțit norocoasă că am învățat aceste limbi, altfel…

Tök Tök: Pumpkin harvest day

As I took a break from the crazy wind in the petrol station, I looked up on Warmshowers to see if there are any hosts nearby. I wouldn’t possibly want to pitch my fragile tent in this situation.  I found Milan’s profile 16km away from where I was. Since I didn’t have a Hungarian SIM card,…

Hungary  = Windy?

“Is it always windy and rainy in Hungary?” I looked at the rain, puzzled.  Five days ago I entered the country battling strong head winds. Today, it seemed to worsen. Cold, wind and rain are not a good combination. “No, we have it only 10% of the time.” “So I happened to come at the…

New chapter: Hungary

Look, it’s Magyarorszag! This country with a hard-to-pronounce name seems to have a strange way of greeting its visitors.  I basically checked in battling wind gusts up to 40km/h.  I’m actually happy to be back on good old bicycle lanes. It’s been something I’ve not had for the past 2.5 months in Romania. I even…

Cave exploration in Polovragi, Romania

“​On the way to Târgu Jiu, you might pass by Polovragi. Ask about this family, they will take you in for the night.” After a gruelling hilly ride and later a comfortable night at the family’s guesthouse, I sat down in the dining room at 9 in the morning. Cheese, milk, coffee, toast and zacusca…

Video: Meeting Austrian volunteers in Romania

During my Transilvania bicycle tour, I met three Austrian men, who turned out to be helping out the poorest community in Romania – the Romani people. In this video, the project manager – Angela, and the volunteers – Michael, Tone and Josef, all in their 70s, hailing from the western region of Austria – Vorarlberg,…

Would exposure to wealth reduce one’s desire to accumulate it?

A population that lives an average life often sees the upper class as the role model. A beautiful big house, luxurious trips to exotic destinations, fine dining etc. are deemed to be the dream lifestyle, the symbols of success; it’s something many people want to achieve in their lifetimes.  Quicker and easier access to information than any time…

Crossing Serbia on two wheels

Crossing the Croatian-Serbian border, Martin and I cycled through Backa Palanka, Novi Sad and Zrenjanin before bidding each other farewell to continue pedalling separately.  As in Croatia, Serbian people were friendly too; we always got invited for kava (coffee) by them.  After weeks-long frustration of not being able to find >90% alcohol for cooking purpose in…

Video: Cycling and Camping in Croatia

In case you missed the video (hint: follow me on Facebook!), here you go, a summary video of our journey through Croatia. ​https://youtu.be/rGaeM_IqAyU