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Journey to the Living Descendants of the INCAS – Final

There I was, standing at 5200 meters (17,000 Feet) in altitude at the top the Peruvian Andes, the Apus / Father Mountains, embracing me with their radiant warmth. The cold wind whipped through my hair though, and I sucked in large gulps of air to get oxygen. Looking behind meRead More

Journey to the Living Descendants of the Incas – Part 3

As the sun peeked out from behind the clouds, we were all smiles and began setting up both our sleeping tent and storage marquee. That first day we simply got settled in with our surroundings and got accustomed to the high altitude and the fresh mountain air of the remoteRead More

My Baker’s Dozen of Things to Do in BUDAPEST

Many are unaware of a certain jewel that resides in the centre of Europe, but for me, heritage, tradition, culture and history collide into this Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, Ottoman, Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Art Nouveau style city: Budapest, Hungary. Filled with a certain beauty, elegance, oddity and style, a remembranceRead More

Journey to the Living Descendants of the Incas – Part 2

The 1983 Pickup truck rumbled up the winding, foggy Peruvian roads. Inside, my brains swished from left to right, in time with the violent jerking bumps that were part of our journey. Mum, Dad, and Lalika joined me in the elaborately choreographed dance routine of smashing into the truck’s sidesRead More

1000 Székely Girls… A Rite of Passage

The sun reflected it’s strong light from the cupola stage, blinding me momentarily as I stood in Csiksomlyó’s famous “Saddle,” overlooking the city of Csikszereda below. All around me streaked bright flashes of red, black, white and green converging in a harmony of young women and girls dressed in theirRead More

The Culinary Life of a Dreamtime Traveler

In my life, I’ve eaten Wild Buffalo and freshly caught Barramundi, cooked in a traditional campfire oven in Central Australia with outback style Damper, slurped Spaghetti Carbonara in the heart of Italy and puckered up for Salted Mango in Colombia’s Caribbean. After three years of continuous traveling, however, I haveRead More

Journey to the Living Descendants of the Incas – Part 1

The six of us almost tumbled out of the taxi, with our food, camping equipment, buckets, candles, backpacks and butane gas canisters overwhelming the normally micro-sized taxis of Cusco. It seemed we had one minute to get the last bus out of town that was heading towards the small villageRead More

Freeloading on The Székely Express

I was standing on Csikszereda’s Train Platform at 7:00am. Grandma and Lalika had gone to go get a cappuccino from a machine for grandma’s routine morning coffee, while Mum and Dad skipped from one place to another, trying to warm up in the spots where the sun was shining. DespiteRead More

The Living Waters of Transylvania

Fifteen minutes’ drive out of Székely-Udvarhely in Transylvania, we have to make another stop again. Stopping here is a Transylvanian customary ritual not to be missed. We are at Homoród, the famous natural sparkling mineral water spring. We grab our empty bottles, given to us by my great-aunt, Sárika néni,Read More