The taste of Madrid

Tortilla, paella, jamón, churros, cortado… The names of Spanish dishes sound like music, and their taste often is also pleasing. My November’s visit to Madrid was the perfect opportunity to recall the flavors of Spain. (więcej…)

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Harry Potter and Purtuguese inspirations

J.K. Rowling went a long way from living from benefits to making millions within a few years. And though I am far from being a staunch fanatic of H. Potter, with the interest I read  about the fact that the famous literary saga had its beginnings in Portugal. It will be a short entry about the inspiration. (więcej…)

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The end of big Greek holidays

I remember Athens from a few years ago as a city of closed shops, police on the streets and people ostentatiously doing nothing. Even then, there were some signs of trouble in the Greek economy, although desperate rescue measures were still a matter of the future. (więcej…)

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Be like a New Yorker (in 5 simple steps)

If you want to truly enjoy your trip to New York, don’t look like a tourist. But, how to behave like a genuine New Yorker? I applied a few simple rules, which I heard from my American friends or just read on the internet. It worked - on the very first day of my stay in NY I was repeatedly asked for directions. (więcej…)

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