Travel

I love to travel. In fact, many of the choices I’ve made are to enable my travels.


Low-cost airlines Ryanair and Wizz air

Flying low-cost

For the past week I’ve been in Italy, the country of great food, hospitality, and a complete lack of organization. Aside from being stranded for half a day in the middle of nowhere because of a train strike, I’ve been enjoying myself. I travelled around the central-Northern region (Veneto and Lombardy), which features spectacular mountain […]

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Israel for backpackers 2

I’ve returned safely from Israel to Budapest, and I’m catching up on some work as we speak. I actually managed to have a few business meetings during my trip, as some of the companies I work with are based there. It’s always nice to combine business and pleasure. The success of my trip was by […]

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Backpacking in Israel

Jewish Sukot festival

The Dutch and the Jews 2

For the past week I’ve been staying in Israel, as a guest of Tal, an Israeli student I met in Budapest. During those days I’ve visited many places in the small Middle Eastern country, and seen its inhabitants under various circumstances: from ultra-orthodox Jews praying in Jerusalem to the secular party crowd in Tel-Aviv; from […]

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The most secure country on Earth 2

I’m writing this blog post from an airplane, on my way to Tel Aviv, Israel. I haven’t blogged for a while, the main reasons for which have been lack of time and lack of things to write about. It’s not that my life hasn’t been interesting; it’s just been filled with rather ordinary things like […]

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israeli air security screenings

Disconnected network cable

Disconnected 3

Since my last blog update I’ve had very little time to work on my blog. First I had a close friend from the US visiting, and then we both went to Vienna for a week. Most of the time we were hanging out, and the little time I spent at my computer was used to […]

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Poland: past, present, and future 2

It has been a little over a week since I arrived in Poland. I spent my first four days in Warsaw, then three in Lublin, and right now I’m in the small and charming renaissance town of Zamosc. The trip has been a lot of fun so far, leaving me with little time to work, […]

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Warsaw Poland past present future

Backpacking with new outdoor and running gear

On the road again 1

Tomorrow I’ll be leaving on a new trip. After having sat tight in Budapest for about three months, it is high time to start travelling again. It’ll be a fairly short trip and not too far away: I’ll fly to Warsaw, Poland, and from there I’ll make my way overland back to the Hungarian capital. […]

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Hunger King

This weekend I was showing a friend around my new home town, Budapest. Right in the city centre we encountered a pretty interesting fast food venture: ‘Hunger King’. At first I thought it was a cheap rip-off of Burger King. It used the same font and colours on its store front, and the logo looked […]

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Hunger King Budapest

High Tatras mountain lake

Hiking in the High Tatras (Slovakia) 2

Yesterday I returned from four days of hiking in the High Tatra mountains, Slovakia. I was fortunate enough to join a group of Hungarians who travelled there. It was four days of natural beauty, physical challenges, camaraderie, and well-deserved hot chocolate with rum (or the local speciality Tatra tea) at the end of the day. […]

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