White is not a color

A black woman enters a room and presents herself I’m a black woman, a black man follows her and says I’m a black man. Then a white woman crosses the footstep and claims I’m a woman. Last but not least, a white man steps in and says I’m a human. It took a while for…

Notes on: multilingual living

I love and argue in Spanish, study and gossip in German, work in English and call back home to moan or praise in Polish. On my average day I use four to five languages to get by. How did I end up this way and what are the perks and snags of multilingual living? No,…

Slow Travelers’ resolutions for 2016

We all love New Year’s resolutions. It’s a chance to start everything anew, pretend the turn of December into January is powerful enough to change our lives for the better and empower us to stick to our goals. Even if most of our resolutions will melt down with last snowflakes, why not feed ourselves with…

I wish you could be as cute as your profile picture

This week I had intended to write about something else. But then I went to Berlin Philharmonic and I changed my mind. No, it wasn’t the performance that has provoked it. Unfortunately. We were asked to turn off any devices and the lights went down. The show had barely started when there she was, two…