November 25, 2015
northern lights in northern lapland

The Day I Saw Northern Lights in Lapland

It’s Always Sunny in Northern Lapland (Well, Sort Of) We flew to Ivalo from Helsinki. Then we drove 198km north (69.9000° N) to visit a small village called Utsjoki. There are 1,200 people living in the district, which is combining […]
November 10, 2015

Nuorgam, Finland: The Northernmost Point of European Union

Have you wondered where is the northernmost place in European Union? Here’s the answer: Nuorgam, Finland. It’s right at the border between Norway and Finland.
November 1, 2015

Five Finest Italian Wine Regions

We love Italian wine. We love Italian food. We love Italy. But Italian wine is one of the most difficult regions to learn due to the variety. There are more than 300 official wine variety, and some say there are […]
September 2, 2015

Beer Trail in Germany

Have you had beer in Germany? There are certain things you can’t miss in Europe. Like finding a great croissant in France, home-made pierogi in Poland, or Neapolitan pizza in Italy, In Germany, you have to taste beer. It’s one […]
June 26, 2015
Andromeda as it appears in the night sky, with the superimposed figure.

Greek Mythology and Astronomy

  Greece has been one of my dream destinations since I was a kid. Not because of their dreamy beaches, not the food, but because of the mythology. As a lover of astronomy, it was inevitable for me to read […]
April 9, 2015
Romanesque St Nicholas Rotunda

Romanesque St Nicholas Rotunda of Cieszyn in 20 Polish Zloty Note

Do you visit places that you see in the banknotes? I do sometimes. One of the most memorable and unique place was Cieszyn, the border town between Poland and Czech Republic. There used to be a heavy border but now […]
February 26, 2015
Rock Climbing and Life Lessons

Rock Climbing and Life Lessons

Indoor rock climbing is my new “it” sport. As a daughter of an experienced climber, I’ve always wanted to try it. But it’s not something that I could start nowhere, and in fact I didn’t know how or where. The chance […]
February 22, 2015

France Wine Trails

  Love good food? Love history? Love wine? Then France is calling you. France is one of those places that people dream about, and rightfully so. I dare say that it’s hard to have a bad day in France. Fresh […]
January 29, 2015
The Kelpies

The Kelpies: More Than Just Giant Horses

The Kelpies: More Than Giant Horses Scotland recently acquired a pair of metal equine sculptures. It’s 30-meter high, became the largest public art in Scotland, and one of the largest of its kind in the world. It’s The Kelpies, stands […]
January 23, 2015

Runaway Photo: Collanmore Island of Clew Bay

Exploring Clew Bay: one island at a time Collanmore Island, one of 365 islands in the Clew Bay, is where I spent two days during my Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way trip. People say it takes one full year to visit […]
January 17, 2015
Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Party ‘Till the New Year: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

What happened at the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Edinburgh knows how to welcome the New Year. For three days, they throw one of the world’s biggest parties filled with music, adventure, and more than enough fireworks. I returned to Scotland to participate […]
January 14, 2015
Briefs: The Second Comming

BRIEFS: all male, all vaudeville, all trash

A Boy-lesque show, anyone? Who knew, I would be sitting in the theater for “boy-lesque”. I love theater shows, but I never encountered with burlesque shows. But it happened indeed. It was a show called “Briefs: The Second Coming” from […]