• Thoughts

    I feel good and I’m not afraid to show it

    I’m aware that my public image can get onto nerves to some people. And also, that I don’t owe an explanation to anyone. But maybe this short article full of thoughts will help someone. Recently I’ve started my ninth year in Ireland. It’s been eight years since I moved to the Emerald Isle. And although my social media are full of rainbows and unicorns, it had not always been like that. On Saturday, the day of my moving anniversary, I posted a simple Story on my Insta Stories where I mentioned the moving and that I feel happy. Obviously this can all be misleading. That girl is annoying – always…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    In the footsteps of Irish Nature: county Wicklow

    Some time in mid-August there was a brand new challenge awaiting me – it was the first time meeting my new friend E. which I’ve got to known via Instagram. E. lives in Dublin and knows its surroundings pretty well so she has decided that we spend the day in mountains. I was excited until I realize that that is exactly what a serial killer would say. I’ve been following E. on Instagram for a while now and I’ve been loving her shots since the first day. Usually she posts great shots of Irish nature or parts of Dublin. I will not get into how we started to talk. The…

  • Gigs and Cons

    My first Irish music festival

    The first weekend in August I attended my first eco-friendly music festival. It was quite a new music festival in our County and I went as a Waterford Walls volunteer. All Together Now festival took a place for a first time last year in August and not only it was immediately sold out but it was such a success that the festival sold out this year too. Within minutes. That’s quite normal for Ireland to be honest (I don’t mind this when it comes to festivals but Adele 2016 ..). Anyways, thanks to my volunteering with Waterford Walls (technically, with The Walls Project which runs WW but I won’t get…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    Beauty of West Ireland: Ross castle and Killarney

    Welcome to another travelog around Ireland! This time I’m taking you with me to the most visited part of Ireland, County Kerry and Killarney town. If you haven’t been to Kerry at least once, you haven’t been to Ireland! Masses of tourists in tourbuses driving from Dublin through Cliffs of Moher to Kerry to gush over the real Irish nature, to visit Skellig Michael where the latest Star Wars have been shot, so they could cross out another thing from their bucket list. Killarney is a small town with approx. 20,000 inhabitants which lives basically only from tourism. We noticed that on our arrival but let’s start from the beginning.…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    Irish hidden gems: John F. Kennedy Arboretum

    If you follow me on Instagram you could have noticed that I have been sharing my experience from John F. Kennedy Arboretum in County Wexford. If you don’t follow me you probably have lots of questions. As usual, keep reading and I will explain it all. Ireland has lots to offer – from cities like Dublin, Galway or Cork through nature phenomenon Cliffs of Moher or crazy things like a little Statue of Liberty (I might dig out the photo for you one day). Lots of tourists usually only visit Dublin and then go straight to west, to the cliffs and County Kerry. I don’t blame them for wanting to…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    Dublin: a visit of Botanic Gardens

    Today I will take you with me to a more remote part of Dublin where Botanic Gardens are located. As usual this article will be full of photos and interesting information. Dublin Botanic Gardens are located in North Dublin, approx. 5 km from city centre. If you ever decide to visit these gardens then know that you can either walk (that takes about one hour) or take a bus – lines 4, 9, 13 and 155 leave quite frequently from O’Connell Street. The entrance to these gardens is free of charge. These gardens were founded back in 1795, the current size is about 20 acres and this is Irish headquarters…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    The Dublin’s paradise in Dún Laoghaire

    Whether you clicked on the article ’cause of your interest in Dublin or you wanted to view the photos, you must be wondering now how the hell one even pronounce Dún Laoghaire? Worry not, I got you covered below. Let’s make clear the Irish political and geographical way first so we are all on the same page. Ireland is a parliament republic such as Czech Republic or Slovakia and does not fall under UK or Northern Ireland. Geographically speaking, Ireland consists of counties and each county has its own administrative city. Lots of these cities are named exactly as the county they’re in (Dublin/Dublin, Cork/Cork, Waterford/Waterford,..). You can also notice…

  • Thoughts

    How art affects our day-to-day lives

    Every morning when commuting to work, into a business park full of small and big corporations, I see employees marching into their company in a glare of the rising sun and the rays reflecting on surrounding polished buildings. Most of these companies have nothing to do with art – there are IT companies, company which sells their employees’ skills and experience to other companies, Irish company for battery collection and my corporation. My current job is, in fact, part of a big corporation but somehow artsy too which is why I’ve taken the job couple of months ago. Lots of us isn’t that lucky and sells our skills and experience…

  • Thoughts

    When enough is enough

    I’m sitting on my bed, like a burrito wrapped in my blanket with water bottles and bloody tissues surrounding me ’cause my nostril has been bleeding since morning. The only companion is the turned on heater. A perfect Sunday. Everything started during the week when I woke up with a slight sore throat literally out of nowhere. This sore throat has later on evolved into a running nose. Welp, for the fourth time this year, however, as they say – treated runny nose lasts a week, untreated one seven days. I can do this. Ugh, my ideas. Last time when I was sick, to be exact that was two weeks…

  • Alice Merton Dublin
    Gigs and Cons

    Alice Merton live in Dublin

    A gig I was looking forward to since the moment it was announced. Alice Merton is definitely not one hit wonder and this is my subjective rant about how wonderful she is (also Alice thirteen times differently, you’re welcome). Alice has British-German roots and she tingled our ears with a hit No Roots back in 2017. Apart from continental Europe (*cough*What Ireland?? *cough*) she managed to be heard in USA too. Good for her. My personal history with Alice started on 11th February 2017 (yup, my damn brain remembers shit like that) in a Berlin’s cute mini club called BiNuu where she was supporting my favorite German band I Heart…