Breakfast in Riga, Sunset Berlin
Sep21

Breakfast in Riga, Sunset Berlin

Last weekend was spent in Palanga, Lithuania The Baltic trip is complete, in a big, rushed finale to a mission that started around six weeks ago. Despite some initial fears and anxieties, not the least of which was virtually no budget for any of this, everything was OK in the end, as it almost always is. In fact, it was another one of those magical adventures, void of expectations, a general idea of a route, and then steadfastly...

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From Vilnius to Palanga
Sep14

From Vilnius to Palanga

A week into my first visit, Lithuania is rapidly rising up my list of impressive countries. People are friendly, society is laid back and respectful, there is an abundance of green nature and rustic old buildings, and a peaceful sense of contentedness. The first four nights I spent in the capital, Vilnius. I stayed at one of the best hostels I’ve been to in the world, Downtown Forest Hostel and Camping. Angels in Uzupis I met...

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The Baltic Journey Resumes, Take II
Sep07

The Baltic Journey Resumes, Take II

Our apartment in Warsaw, with two sofabeds, kitchen, bathroom – only €25 Writing from a cafe in the capital, Warsaw. A month-long Tinder date has greatly inspired and brought depth of introspection. The process to transition from a career developing and supporting technology, to one of writing, the arts, and social change, is underway. Inner peace, constant Zen, and regularly enjoying every single moment. Spending time with...

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Wroclaw, Czech Rocks, and Collaborating in Krakow
Aug31

Wroclaw, Czech Rocks, and Collaborating in Krakow

The week that was further settled into Krakow life. First, we continued our series of exploratory weekend expeditions, heading West towards the Czech border. Our mission was to wild camp near prehistoric boulders, close to the Czech town of Teplice nad Metuji. Spending Friday night in the former German city of Wroclaw, we were impressed with its energetic yet laid back vibe. Enough interesting attractions, restaurants, bars and cafes...

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Up To Date Festival 2018 – Bialystok, Poland
Aug30

Up To Date Festival 2018 – Bialystok, Poland

Sometimes, along our travels, we’re blessed to be in the right place at the right time. Around when we set to depart from Krakow to Vilnius after a wonderful month in Poland, the eastern Polish city of Bialystok hosts the acclaimed Up To Date Festival. September 7-9, 2018. A glance at the lineup and vibe, a little logistical maneuvering, and we landed two late-round tickets to Up To Date. The festival is spread over two major...

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Slowing Down Life in Krakow
Aug24

Slowing Down Life in Krakow

The randomness and freedom of a roaming travel life helps assess places with an open mind, and remain in the ones we like, as we desire. The original plan for this trip A friend in Berlin recently sent a message asking my thoughts on “Slow travel”. I believe he saw my original plan for this Baltic trip, and wondered if I was rushing? As fate would have it, on the second day of this seven week journey, I found a person and...

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