I can not believe that year after year after year, I come back to a very haunting quote that I first learned when visiting Berlin back in the 2000s.
2022 In Pictures (And Words)
2022 is just about over, and 2023 is already on the way. As I write this, there are already many countries, and even continents, which have already moved to new year, whilst some of us in Europe have few more hours to go. Americans have to wait slightly longer. Even though I decided not to…
Football And History
One thing I never thought I would write about is football. And yet, here am I. Writing about football as it was an opportunity too good to pass (see, I even made a football joke!).
The Legacy Of Al-Andalus, Or Is There One?
This is a subject I have wanted to discuss about for the longest time, and I believe that in the modern times it is more than important. And why?
Of Life And Death
The past several days have been tumultuous on an international level. It is no longer where were you when Diana died, but now it is where were you when The Queen died?
October 79 AD, Pompeii, Epilogue
The story of Theokritos and Gaius is a fictional one. Or it might have happened as there were over 1100 people who perished in Pompeii during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius on 24th and 25th of October, AD 79. There is only one written down eyewitness account of the events by Pliny the Younger who…
October 79 AD, Pompeii, 3rd Day
I don’t know when Gaius and I fell asleep last night. Or did we sleep long or hardly any time at all. All I know is that we both woke up, in the darkness, when there was a massive crash, and the whole ground shook. Not like in earth tremor, but like when a house…
October 79 AD, Pompeii, 2nd Day
For the first time possibly ever I woke up before Gaius. I could hear him snore next to me, and I felt so peaceful and content. I could see a little light enter our room through the window opening, which, sadly, meant it was time to wake up and prepare the breakfast. As Fortuna willed…
October 79 AD, Pompeii, 1st Day
The 23rd of October, which was the day before yesterday, started as any other day in our household. I woke up to the smiling, handsome face of Gaius looking at me. As soon as he saw that my eyes opened, he kissed me. It is really uncanny how Gaius manages to wake up refreshed five…