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What would Hermione do? Illustration inspired by the new magazine for girls, “Kosmos”

What would Hermione do? Illustration inspired by the new magazine for girls, “Kosmos”

This is an illustration inspired by the new magazine for girls aged 7-11, “Kosmos”. It starts a series of illustrations of inspiring female characters – both from real life and literature. Thinking “What would Hermione do” helps in most situations 😉    

Pure happiness: ULM flight over the Heart of Voh in New Caledonia

Pure happiness: ULM flight over the Heart of Voh in New Caledonia

You can’t buy happiness, they say.  But you can buy 1 hour of the ULM flight over The Heart of Voh, lagoons and their 50 shades of blue and this is kinda same thing. Coeur de Voh was made famous by the publications of a […]

Everything you need to know about the Rainbow Mountain in Peru

Everything you need to know about the Rainbow Mountain in Peru

One day I saw a picture of the Rainbow Mountain in Peru and it immediately took possession of my mind and conquered my Bucket List. It’s not really a challenge to convince my Alps-born, Alps-votary husband to climb any mountain, so one October night, during […]

Sydney Half marathon review by The Whining Princess

Sydney Half marathon review by The Whining Princess

I was supposed to run my first half marathon in Barcelona, in February 2016. But then, 2 months before half marathon, I broke my back and my leg (jinx!). So I ended up in Barcelona in a role of a limping cheerleader of my friends. […]

Birthday Travel Diary: Short Bali Guide For Those who Need to Get Back To Work Immediately

Birthday Travel Diary: Short Bali Guide For Those who Need to Get Back To Work Immediately

There comes a day in every woman’s life (some 70 years earlier than in a man’s life) when she hits a universally acceptable expiration date. What to do then? There are three options: A: wrap yourself in an old fashion two-pieces suit (over the knee, […]

Excuse me, which planet is it? About the cosmic beauty of Sud Lipez.

Excuse me, which planet is it? About the cosmic beauty of Sud Lipez.

We packed into a jeep – together with a couple from Switzerland, our guide Eddie and our cook Antonina – and set off for Sud Lipez, the desert region of southern Bolivia, on the Chilean border, located at the altitude of 4000 (!!!) m. On […]

Yoga in the sky – 250 m above the city!

Yoga in the sky – 250 m above the city!

I am one of those girls who have spent their life bypassing PE classes and shudder at the very thought of physical activity. When my husband at the very beginning of our relationship tried to persuade me to do some sport together, I have said […]

“Let my people go surfing” – about Patagonia

“Let my people go surfing” – about Patagonia

It all started with a red jacket. The jacket was supposed to be practical, warm, suitable for the mountains, but also thin and easy to stuff in a self-stowing pocket. But at the same time it was beautifully tailored, made of organic cotton, in a […]

A birthday gift for my dearest friend

A birthday gift for my dearest friend

Doodles for my friend’s birthday has become our little tradition.  I drew our “likenesses” for the first time for her 18th birthday. And here we are, celebrating her birthday 12 years later! I’m obviously way too lazy to do it every year, and I think […]

Goal of the Day: Survive the Death Road in Bolivia – biking la Ruta de la Muerte

Goal of the Day: Survive the Death Road in Bolivia – biking la Ruta de la Muerte

GOAL OF THE DAY: SURVIVE LA RUTA DE LA MUERTE ! The adventure of the day is to survive “The world’s most dangerous road”. In the program: 64 km downhill from 4700m to 1100 m n.p.m. So basically we start in piercing cold, wrapped in 50 […]