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Stories from travels in

June 2011

bull's horn malta

God bless and bull’s horns

My trouble with pronouncing Hungarian vowels is legendary, if nowhere else than in my own mind. But for me, Hungarian has met its match in

The price of progress

On 3 July, residents of the town of Malta in the state of New York will be getting ready to celebrate the holiday of holidays

The silent park

What better way to begin a Saturday than with an early morning phone call asking what I’m up to. mmmm… it’s Saturday. Not yet 9

Basil Graffiti Malta

Who the f!*$ is Basil? Graffiti in Malta

Like a lot of things in Malta, the graffiti is contained… contained mainly to underpasses and skate parks. The island is not awash with colourful

I used to be a discount supermarket…

… now I’m an upscale, trendy restaurant with a cocktail bar, with a fashion lounge and spa/salon within spitting distance of Belgrade’s Silicon Valley (not

Ona a ne neka druga (Her and no other)

Cocktail hour in Belgrade. I’m chatting to a rather charming and very gallant gentleman who definitely has noble blood running through his veins. He tells

The Hungarian reach

I know my history – or at least after three plus years of living in Budapest, I know more history than I used to know.

Apple ice-cream at Palić lake

In 2008, Ken Loach won the prestigious European Film Festival award. If you are a fan, it might also have registered with you that the

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