• Gigs and Cons

    Live: Måneskin at Dublin

    After two and a half years since their iconic Eurovision win, I finally got the chance – Italian rockers Måneskin came to Dublin. How did the concert go and did it live up to my expectations? You will find out in the article. The band caught my attention right away during Eurovision 2021 with their competition song Zitti e Buoni. It was something unconventional (within Eurovision from recent years) and fresh. I still remember the first time my friends and I listened to this song and debated whether we liked it. Within a few days we were all “hooked” and when Måneskin won the whole competition, we were all over…

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  • Travelog

    In Switzerland for the 1st time: one day in Zurich

    It wouldn’t be a trip to Switzerland if I didn’t stop in Zurich. As you already know, Zurich was my “base” for a few days, so I had more than one day in the city and could get to know it better. And that there was a lot to see! I arrived in Zurich on Friday night. From the airport I took the train to HB (the main train station in the city). I had a hotel right across the river. Initially, I thought it would be quite simple to find my way, but in the end I had to connect to the local WiFi (which was actually a good…

  • Ireland,  Photo Corner,  Travelog,  What's On My Mind

    Photo corner: Christmas in the Irish oldest city, Waterford

    Only this year I realized that I have never really showed you Christmas in Waterford and especially our Winterval festival. So let’s do it! I will have a few photos here from the past years, but also from this year, when I focused more on details and on new points of view (after all, how many times can one take a photo of the same building to make it interesting every time?). All photos are taken over the last 4 years with my DSLR camera. The first two years I shot with my 18-135mm, last year and this year it is a mix of the aforementioned lens and 50mm. Winterval…

  • Gigs and Cons

    Live: Go_A almost demolished Opium Live in Dublin

    Concert articles are back yay! Come with me to see how the concert of the Ukrainian band Go_A, which you may remember from Eurovision 2021 with the hit Shum, went on. Who are Go_A? The four-piece band hails from different corners of Ukraine and categorizes themselves as a Ukrainian electro folk band, and that’s exactly what you can expect from their music. If you follow Eurovision, then you heard Go_A for the first time in 2020 with the song Solovey, with which they were supposed to represent Ukraine at Eurovision. However, the ESC was not held that year due to covid. The following year, the group came out with the…

  • Travelog

    In Switzerland for the 1st time: one day in Basel

    My Swiss trip started in Basel. I had quite enough planned for one day – you can read about how I liked the city and what experiences I took home with me in the article. My “base” was Zürich. I arrived there on Friday night and on Saturday morning the schedule was as following:– to buy a Swiss SIM card for internet access (EU roaming does not work in Switzerland and every phone company charges an incredible amount of money for 1MB of data. If you are interested in this topic, I will definitely write about how I prepared for this trip and I will write more about this topic.)–…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    Weekends on the move: Avondale Viewing Tower in Wicklow

    This might surprise you, but Ireland only got its first viewing tower last year. It is located in County Wicklow, just a short distance from the local mountain range. I went there with friends on the last Saturday in July (last year hihi). Wicklow is a county made up mostly of mountains. So where else to build a viewing tower than overlooking the mountains. So, to make it clear, the mountains are not that big (sorry, Irish people), but they are still very nice and nice to look at. We had a heatwave here last summer, but that particular day the sun wasn’t shining, it was cloudy and I even…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    Weekends on the move: cliff walk in Dunmore East

    Dunmore East is a small harbor village just outside of Waterford. In addition to a popular beach, a large park and views of the neighboring county Wexford, it also offers a built nature trail along the cliffs. I somehow missed the cliff walk and learned about it about a year ago on Instagram from an account I follow. Of course I wanted to go there. But I had two problems – the weather and how to get from Waterford to the village by the sea (the infrastructure in Ireland is… not good). Fortunately, the latter was not the problem in the end. I found out that there is a fairly…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    Weekends on the move: a quick one to Dungarvan

    I usually just pass through Dungarvan on my trips to Cork and it’s been a few years since I’ve been there. At the beginning of July, the friends decided that they wanted to visit this town. It was the second Sunday in July, the heat was ravaging Ireland (while the island suffered, Terez had a blast) and we were on our way to the west of County Waterford. First stop was Ring, a small village near Dungarvan where my fav Dutch artist Nina Valkhoff was painting a new painting for Waterford Walls at that time. I haven’t seen Nina in three years, so it was nice to see her again…

  • Photo Corner,  What's On My Mind

    Photo post: Sturgeon moon in August 2022

    I’m catching up on last year’s photo shoots! Last summer, I joined the trend of almost all photographers and enthusiasts and decided to try to photograph the expected full moon. You must have watched it too, or at least later seen photos on the Internet. So you know the moon really showed off. I probably don’t have many photos with the wow effect, but I think they will pass for the first test. Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments 🙂 I first went to Tramore on Thursday, where I wanted to photograph the sunset (it didn’t work out, I arrived late) and then the…

  • Photo Corner,  What's On My Mind

    How to choose a camera – for advanced

    Already have a camera, but thinking about upgrading and don’t know where to start? I went through the same thing two years ago. This article is a continuation of my personal guide to choosing a new camera. In this article, I will explain in detail how I myself chose a camera and what you should focus on during the selection and what you should be clear about. If you are a beginner photographer, I have already written an article for you here. To make it clear at the beginning – for me, an advanced photographer is someone who has been shooting with any camera for some time now and has…