Ohrid – Balkán Balaton

Megjelent: Pannon Presztízs magazin, szöveg és fotók: dr. Szász Adrián

Szeretjük a magyarokat. Titeket sem kímélt a történelem, de mindig kiálltatok magatokért” – jelenti ki korántsem hibátlan, de jól érthető angolsággal Robert, a macedón taxisofőr. Még jó, hogy kedvel minket: közel három órát kell egy légtérben eltöltenünk, nagyjából ennyi az út a szkopjei reptérről az Ohridi-tó partjáig. Busszal is meg lehet tenni, csak úgy kicsivel hosszabb, így meg mindjárt kapunk egy autentikus idegenvezetőt is hozzá, aki boldogan osztja meg véleményét hol a nőkről („nem érdemes vitába szállni velük”), hol az albánokról („velük csak vitába szállni érdemes”), hol magáról Ohrid városáról („nem vitás, hogy remek hely!”).

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Jersey – Pearl in the Ocean, 7+ facts of the island

Photos and text: Adrián Szász dr.

Jersey – not to be confused with New Jersey, NY, USA – is one of the Channel Islands, the second-closest to France, located near the coast of Normandy. It has a population of about 100 000, its official language is English and has its own currency: Jersey pound. Most of its inhabitants (46%) were born on the island – they call themselves ‘Jersey bean’ that comes from the traditional Jersey bean and vegetable dish ‘bean crock’ -, the second-largest ethnic group is British (33%). The island is only 15 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide, with altitude of about 140 meters above sea level. The journey to Jersey by ferry takes one and a half hours from St. Malo, France and four and a half hours from Poole, England (the flight from London is 45 mins). 7 more interesting facts of Jersey can be read in the post – let’s check it! 😉

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Jersey – Gyöngy az óceánban

Megjelent: Pannon Presztízs magazin, szöveg és fotók: dr. Szász Adrián

Tipp: ha valaki Magyarországról Jersey-re szeretne utazni, még véletlenül se a New York-i repülőjáratokat kezdje böngészni, hiszen e százezer lakosú kis sziget légvonalban ötezer kilométerrel közelebb található Budapesthez, mint az USA-beli New Jersey, amelyre a név alapján elsőre asszociálnánk. Nem kevésbé izgalmas ugyanakkor a hely, mint tengerentúli névrokona, tekintve, hogy saját Szupermenje, Formula-1-es világbajnoka és világbajnok minőségű tejet adó tehene is van. Azt mondják, a mindössze Veszprém-nagyságú területű szigetről a szerencsésebbek meggazdagodva térhetnek haza, mivel az Atlanti-óceán mélye kincseket rejt arra, de üres kézzel a többiek sem fognak, mert a sziget maga is egy kincs!

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London – 35 moments of the first day after Brexit

Photos: Adrián Szász dr.

The sun has still risen on February 1st, 2020 in the United Kingdom. Moreover, it even shone. Only a few hours after Brexit happened we did a great walk in one of my favorite neighborhoods of London. Now I am sharing with you 35 photos of what we have seen and experienced on this special Saturday in the English capital. Follow me and enjoy the visual journey through Pimlico, Belgravia, Chelsea and Kensington!

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Sicily – 15 moments from the life of Ragusa & Modica

Photos: Adrián Szász dr.


On a lazy weekend let’s remember the heart-warming Sicily and open our balcony door to the Baroque city of Ragusa! Its lower – and much older – town is called Ragusa Ibla, the upper town is called Ragusa Superiore. The two halves are separated by a deep ravine (Valle dei Ponti). People who live here embody the real Sicilian soul. After finishing our time travel to Ragusa it’s a good idea to take a train to the nearby Modica, the chocolate capital of Sicily. If you come with me on this rapid trip by my pictures I will show you a real local food specialty at the end! 😉

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Sicily – 20 moments from the life of Syracuse

Photos: Adrián Szász dr.

Ortygia – the historical centre of Syracuse – attracts special characters

Syracuse (Siracusa) is a 2700-year-old city of Sicily, founded by Ancient Greeks. Described by Cicero as “the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all”. The other Syracuse in the state of New York, United States – that was founded in the 19th century and now has a population of 145 000 – was named after the classical city. The Sicilian (or Italian, or Greek) Syracuse has a downtown listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It’s name is Ortygia (Ortigia) and it’s located on a small island that is connected to the southeast corner of Sicily. Ortygia is full of memorable faces with welcoming smiles on them. To spend a few days in this Val Di Noto Baroque place is like becoming a character of a novel. A novel with lot of colors, humor, style and sea(food), of course. And – hopefully – a big Happy End! 🙂 Now, I will guide you through it by my photos in 20 steps.

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Sicily – 12 moments from the life of Taormina

Photos and text : Adrián Szász dr.

Colors and faces of Corso Umberto, the town’s VIBRANT main street

The Sicilian poet Renzino Barbera lived for 86 years between 1923 and 2009. During this time he woke up every morning as if he were born, and in the evening he lay down as if he were to die. “So I lived much more than anybody else“, he explained this sophisticated attitude. We don’t know if today’s Sicilians are consciously following the guidance of their artist predecessor, but it’s sure: they can live! We were convinced of this during our 10 day trip to the southeast region of Europe’s seventh largest island. From Taormina through Syracuse to Ragusa, visiting the filming locations of the Godfather film trilogy, the Sicilian chocolate capital and the rocks of Odysseus. In the first step, as a result of this journey I present a slice of Taormina life in 11 photos + 1 music to you.

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