• fantastic journeys,  THE TREASURE MAP

    Nazare

    If you’re one of those addicts of the extraordinary, this one is for you. Far enough up the coast from Lisbon, Nazare is only transited by tourist packs during the day. If you avoid the classical summer rage, you find a blue and white village that has not sold its soul to the devil of “leisure” just yet. It is an old fishing village, very old indeed. In the year 700 they were fighting pirates when a legendary couple came into the story: a monk and a king. The king was carrying a sword of bravery and the monk was carrying a statue of redemption.

  • everydaymagic

    Encounter no.1

    A blurred, bluish, heartless Tuesday morning in Bucharest. It had rained throughout the night, and now the air was fuzzy with damp gusts and sirens. She smiled at a friend’s post on facebook: “In this city, people use their cars as umbrellas”; she shut down the computer, rechecked the watch lazily and finished tying her shoelaces. Let’s try and get ourselves to work, but how in the world do we manage that? She always talked to herself, and she had lots of fun during, too. I know: favorite hat and the red coat. And hot cocoa to go.

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    Postcards to the non-believer

    I know you don’t believe in wonderland or magic places or fairytales. Yet I, who have travelled through the looking glass and back so many times, dedicate the first dew of this fall to you. It is pure and luminous and ephemeral and it sew priceless jewelry onto the spider webs. This dew was born of the heavy clouds of last night’s storm and it carries the genius of the ocean over the prosaic peace of my garden, showing it completely transfigured. I also dedicate to you the fairytale houses that are undoubtedly inhabited by elves and blissfully winged creatures. And the enchanted forest of Broceliande where Merlin is entrapped into…

  • everydaymagic,  fantastic journeys

    Despre Bretagne, inceputurile

    Cum de am ajuns noi sa avem o Creperie? Prietenii stiu déjà, iar povestea, asa pe scurt, a ajuns destul de celebra in presa. Insa rasfoind din cand in cand pe aici veti afla care este legatura intre caramelul sarat, regele Arthur, les galettes completes, casele-insula si dansurile celte. Intr-un cuvant, o nunta. Desigur ca nu orice fel de nunta, ci o nunta cu mare talc si unica pe lume, care a avut loc intr-un catun inconjurat de ape in Bretagne.