The Ice Bucket Challenge – I did it!

I am glad I took part! If you are part of another charity, please donate a bit extra to them, if you choose to!

This is for ALS awareness and for the nominated people, if you don’t do it in don’t, please donate to the cause!

Esse video e para conscientização de Esclerose Lateral Amiotrofica. Para as pessoas nomeadas, voces tem 24 horas para completar o desafio ou doem para a causa, caso quiserem, claro!

To donate, click here! Para doarem, cliquem aqui!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

Published as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge. This post contains 4 photos.

“How many more barbed wire fences,

Confined enclosures,

And molten personal belongings will it take,

Until we give life and peace a chance to bloom?”

“How many hands have been hurt in wires and brick walls for a chance of a better life? Humans… the only race that is unable to learn from their mistakes.”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette


What better way to capture a silhouette than during the sunset? Well, that’s my favourite time of the day. It’s a time when a silhouette is, somewhat, more meaningful, when it happens more naturally.

Samppras, my travel companion, always looks very contemplative during sunsets, this time overlooking Itapua Beach in Salvador.

People reading this might think I am mad… ah well!

Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Kutna what?? Where is that? Well, it very close to Prague and a perfect place for a day trip if you get bored with the beauty of the capital!

Back in the 15th and 16th century, Kutna Hora was the largest producer of silver in Czech Republic. Due to this massive wealth, it became Prague’s main competitor is every aspect: Trade, culture, politics. As part of the main trading route from Northern Europe to Turkey, it enjoyed a cosmopolitan feel until the silver ran out. It went though a steady decline for centuries, but now it feeds on tourism, through its attraction, the main one being the Sedlec Ossuary.



The Sedlec Ossuary is a sinister type of place. Just like the Catacombs of Paris, was created due to the over crowed cemetery in the town. Unlike the catacombs, the Ossuary is somewhat more sinister. A few years ago, an artist was invited to use the bones and decorate the chapel above. The decorations are incredible, but I have mixed feeling about it. There is a beautiful coats of arms of the town made of bones, but it’s weird to think about what they once were!

It’s worth a visit, but I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea!


Other Czech Republic Related Posts

Post about Prague
Post about Litomerice

That’s Where Increased Life Expectancy Was Born

Or with the Oxford group… depends on who you ask!

Due to power failure, I had to walk along Praed St from Edgware Road to Paddington Station and, along the way, this little gem of a place can be seen.

Sir Alexandre Fleming is the person mostly known for the discovery of penicillin,  but the debate that comes with it can be long…. very very long, so I will let you look it up at your own leisure.

Paris or London?

Hi all! I am really sorry for my absence… trying to get my PhD done and the free time I have… well… I want to stay away from a computer!

Well, I like to compare things… sometimes unfairly and the question always needs to be answered. What’s the best? What’s the worst? What’s the most beautiful and I come up with answers that, I think, never reflect the truth, but satisfy me! One of these questions is: Paris or London? I have a biased opinion as I live in close to London and love the city with all my heart. On the other hand, even if I find Paris an amazing city, I have more bad experiences than good, which tarnished my image of the city.

Do you guys have an opinion? What makes a place better than the other? Is there a fair way to judge this???