Post-quarantine rants, rocky caves, golden cliffs and turquoise sea waters – Algarve in review

This year has been unique. A pandemic virus took over the world like we had never seen before in our lifetime. Borders were closed, streets became empty overnight, schools were shut down, offices were not able to retain even the most workaholic employee at his desk. All of a sudden, and thanks to technology, work … Continue reading Post-quarantine rants, rocky caves, golden cliffs and turquoise sea waters – Algarve in review

26 places that changed my life – part 2

If you missed the first 13, go check them out first at https://theworldthroughmyopiceyes.com/2020/03/16/26-places-that-changed-my-life-part-1/ 14. Amazon Rainforest, South America I remember this guy on the TV show “Who wants to be a millionaire?”, when asked what he was going to do with the money if he won the final prize, promptly replying “I would run in … Continue reading 26 places that changed my life – part 2

26 places that changed my life – part 1

Now that I have completed my 26th turn around the sun, I decided to make a list of the 26 places that, one way or another, helped me to become the woman I am today. 1. Santorini, Greece If I could take a screenshot of the most beautiful vignette that has ever presented before my … Continue reading 26 places that changed my life – part 1

Tbilisi, the city that loves you – Georgia in review

During one of those brainless moments of endless facebook feed scrolling we all have nowadays, I came across an interesting article. The title was suggestive: “Guinness World Records - Oldest wine was made in Georgia”. As a fan of curiosities that add absolutely nothing to my life, but in turn take property of some memory … Continue reading Tbilisi, the city that loves you – Georgia in review

An aristocratic name, a Dutch great uncle and an erotic city – Amsterdam in review

“Caetana... is such a weird and uncommon name... Do you like it or do you have a nickname we can call you?” My name is not common. I can’t keep count on how many times people commented on this fact, trying to hide the disgusted look in their eyes. I get it, it is a … Continue reading An aristocratic name, a Dutch great uncle and an erotic city – Amsterdam in review

Techno, Drugs, Drags, Churches, Monuments and Street art – a Berliner Medley

My bookshelf is overpacked. Every new book I buy represents the challenge of making it fit among the others, a nearly impossible mission. And here I am, wishing I had played more Tetris when I was younger, trying to squeeze in another book on the shelf. This shelf is very special to me, as it … Continue reading Techno, Drugs, Drags, Churches, Monuments and Street art – a Berliner Medley

A turkish coffee and 11 hours of sleep deprivation – Turkey in review

“A misbahah, known in Turkey as tespih, is a string of wooden or plastic beads used by Muslims to keep track of their prayers.” After a brief online search, I finally get the meaning of this beautiful string of purple beads that I brought from Istanbul. Turns out it is not just a nice necklace, … Continue reading A turkish coffee and 11 hours of sleep deprivation – Turkey in review

Day dreaming and my first country review – Slovenia

For someone who does not believe in astrology, I must admit there is something very “pisces” about me. Besides my love for water, of course. “Blessed with a natural-born creativity and a massive imagination, Pisceans have the ability to get lost in their own mind.” Yup, dreaming while wide awake and trying to escape the … Continue reading Day dreaming and my first country review – Slovenia

This is (not) a love letter

Dear Praha, Please don’t see this as breakup letter, think of it more like a praise to our relationship. Please do not accuse me of anything but to love you deeply. I fell in love with you the moment I first got lost near the astronomical clock. It sounds silly, now that I recall it, … Continue reading This is (not) a love letter