A Walk down Memory Lane

It's Saturday night and you've got nothing to do. You are feeling restless. You wish you could take an unplanned trip with your best friend, in London. Sadly, that can't happen because she's moved back home now. What to do? Maybe a walk by the Thames would help your hazy mind. You get out of... Continue Reading →

When homesickness hits the hardest

It's the 30th of November, your mother's birthday. She's turning 46 now. She's been missing having you next to her for her special day for the last five years. It's also your name day, St. Andrew. Here, no one really gets name days; they don't celebrate them. Back home, however, they used to be a... Continue Reading →

A Norwegian Tale // Part III

It's 10 AM and waking up on my last day in Norway feels bleak. The sky is populated with clouds and the raindrops seem to have a race against each other. Maybe this is a sign that Norway is sad to see me going, because I am truly saddened by the fact that I have... Continue Reading →

A Trip to Hell

It was late November, my parents 25th wedding anniversary was approaching and they invited me to join them for the celebrations at the mountains, in Romania. I felt this slight discomfort on my lower back while I was on the plane but I thought I might have slept in a weird position. They planned for... Continue Reading →

A Norwegian Tale // Part II

The ferry stops. As soon as I get off the boat I encounter remains from the 18th century. For those of you that might not know, The Fortified town was founded in 1567 by King Frederik II and is considered the best preserved fortified town in the Nordic Region. You can encounter its charms anywhere... Continue Reading →

A Norwegian Tale // Part I

The plane lands. It's already dark outside and I am sitting in the middle seat so I can't distinguish much from the small window. "You can unfasten your seat belts now." Everyone starts rushing towards the exit points of the plane, myself included. I have always been eager to exit the plane as fast as... Continue Reading →

The Road to Recovery

Since I entered my early teen years I could sense that I had a slightly more sensible personality. I would get upset very easily and that sadness would sometimes persist for days or weeks. At the time I thought that’s how the years of self discovery and the road to adulthood are supposed to be... Continue Reading →

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