• Photo Corner,  What's On My Mind

    How to choose a camera – for beginners

    Sometimes I get the question “Terez, give me some advice, I want to buy a camera, but I don’t know what kind” in DMs, and of course I can’t help it, and I advise as best I can. I’ve decided it’s time to share my advice with you all – whether you’re a complete beginner or have been taking pictures for a while now. In addition to the fact that I have years of experience with photography, both beginner and advanced, I bought my first DSLR a year and a half ago and therefore went through the entire process of finding a new camera myself. I won’t make it long…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    Weekends on the move: The last stop of Titanic, Cobh

    If the name Cobh rings a bell, you’re either a big fan of the history of the Titanic, or you’ve been reading my blog for a really long time (if the latter, then kudos to you!). I wrote about Cobh four years ago when V. and I visited this place. But at that time we weren’t very lucky about weather, so when the last Sunday in August last year the weather got heavenly, it was clear where we were going. Cobh is one of the places I’ve visited many times since I live in Ireland. Almost every time in really nice weather, however, every time we just parked for a…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    Weekends on the move: one hot day in Howth

    Whenever you are I thought I could take you back in time with me to one of the hottest days we had last summer. Last weekend in August, after years of promising, I took my mum to Howth, peninsula on the north side of Dublin. Howth is a popular spot not only for tourists but also for locals. As soon as there’s a bit of sunshine in Dublin, they all jump onto Dart and ride right into the heart of Howth Harbor. Honestly, I was glad we visited at the end of August, I can’t imagine how crowded Dart and the peninsula must have been during the heatwave in July.…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    Why you should add Waterford City to your Irish itinerary and what to see in Waterford

    As the oldest city in Ireland, Waterford has gone through a lot – from the founding of the Vikings through the economic crisis and total decline in 2008, or the construction of a special triangular roof in the middle of the city. In addition to a diverse history, it also offers art and beautiful nature. In this article, I will try to convince you to add the city of Waterford to your Irish itinerary. This article is not happening only because I live in Waterford and I want to (finally) introduce it to you, but also because we here in Ireland have not been able to travel more than 5…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    Weekends on the move: The Vee view and volcanic Blackwater lake

    One sunny Saturday morning in June, we decided to visit the Knockmealdown Mountains and Blackwater Lake after a long time. If you read my other articles from time to time, these names probably tell you something, because I’ve mentioned them in the past – and now I’ll show you. The Knockmealdown Mountains are located on the border of County Wateford and Tipperary as well as the Comeragh Mountains – they are the only two large mountains in County Waterford. In both cases, the highest points of these mountains are located in Wateford, where Knockmealdown holds the lead in terms of height. Interestingly, both mountains have large lakes, just in the…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    Weekends on the move: Kilkenny Town

    After three years, I visited once again probably the most Irish town on the island, Kilkenny. I’ve been here several times, but this time we discovered new places and I took tons of photos for you! Kilkenny is located inland and is known as the city of hurlers. Hurling is the Irish national sport and Kilkenny has won it the most times (36 times). Apart from hurling, Kilkenny boasts a beautiful castle and, most of all, in my humble opinion, a cute town. My mum and I planned the trip on June 6, Sunday. It was the first time since the pandemic that we went somewhere by public transport. However,…

  • Jukebox,  What's On My Mind

    Terez hypes up ESC 2021: recap of all songs

    After last year’s break due to Covid, the biggest music event on Earth – Eurovision – is returning in May this year. Of course, I can’t miss the opportunity to comment on all the competing songs. So let’s do it! (BTW my edit is awesome – credit to EBU) If you haven’t heard yet – I love Eurovision. Not only will one discover great new songs and artists, but those memes! However, in this article I would like to introduce you to this year’s competition songs and therefore also state my opinion. Some contestants were supposed to take part in the competition last year, so I will definitely compare their…

  • Photo Corner,  What's On My Mind

    Terez advises on photography: about smartphones for beginners

    In the first part of the new series for beginner photographers, I will focus only on phones and show you what you can get from your phone. Okay, you have a phone and a camera in it. Of course, you’ve used it in the past to photograph lunch or dinner or sunset, but somehow those shots didn’t turn out quite well. So let’s take a look together at how to improve the final photo so it’s not just your mom liking the shot on Instagram. First of all, I would recommend finding out how many MPx your camera has and how many lenses. The lenses are the glass wheels on…

  • Travelog

    Athens 2017: In the footsteps of ancient Greece

    Four years ago, I fulfilled a big travel dream and visited Athens. Sit back and get ready for really crazy stories, 150 photos of the Acropolis from various parts of the city and 100 photos of the Olympic Stadium. Beware of Athens aka our accommodation failOur Athenian itineraryThe real face of Athens I have been interested in Greece since primary school, when the teacher introduced us and poured into our heads its ancient history. I don’t know why, but I’ve always liked the idea that thousands of years ago people lived the way they wanted, by the sea, in the heat and in their free time, either speculating over the…

  • Jukebox,  What's On My Mind

    Jukebox: Roosevelt – a German genius in all weathers

    In today’s article, I want to share with you one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time and at the same time my absolute guilty pleasure. And no, US Presidents Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt did not release a posthumous EP. Roosevelt is a German composer, singer and musician. I don’t know why he chose a stage name after the American president. But there is no denying that this is at least easy to remember. And that besides the name there is actually something to remember! I came across Marius during 2015, when I wrote an article about him on my blog about German music (um, about that another time).…