Hello and welcome on the Trespasser-on-Earth website!
EXPLORATIONS – A child prepares for life through explorations – starting from the immediate surrounding and gradually expanding the horizon over time
Most of my spare time is spent on three things: planning a new trip, being on a trip or processing the photos from a past trip. I enjoy immersing myself in different cultures. After all, I have lived in three distinctly different cultures (former Yugoslavia, Hungary and United Kingdom) and still call all of them home – sometimes confusing my family as to where I am exactly going.
With the Trespasser-on-Earth Atlas (ToE Atlas), my long-term goal is to help you get the feel for a particular place or/and with the first step of planning a trip – where to go – regardless of whether you are going on a guided tour or independent travel. If you read official sites, travel pages/blogs, marketing materials, you will find that everything is the most beautiful, the most amazing, the most exciting…. It is hard to get a real sense of a place. The content on Trespasser-on-Earth focuses on the main attractions of a particular destination to get an overall feeling spiced up with some peculiarities off the beaten path. Some background information is added for a deeper understanding, such as important historical moments or figures. Most importantly, an interactive map and lots of photos are included to help you form your own opinion. What you will not find here is cute little stories about my experiences or easily available information with short expiration date, such as opening times, entry prices or local bus numbers.
Articles and/or photos featured in:
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Most Unusual Places (2016 – Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton)
Mystical Traveling Guide Book: Most Haunted Places in Indonesia (2020 – Mira Wardhaningsih, Aulia Khairunnisa)
National Geographic Magazine
Atlas Obscura Magazine
Various cultural and travel websites as well as media outlets
CREATIONS – After a while, exploration alone is not enough, the need for creation awakens
I spent my childhood in my father’s graphic art studio, constantly surrounded by innovation and creativity. So in some sense it is natural that my need to escape from the humdrum of everyday life has been realized by designing creative artifacts, such as dresses and necklaces, inspired by nature.
The Artly Studio site is a humble attempt to share my passions with you. In my designs, I allow the used mediums tell their own stories while trying to catch the intangible. I am striving to create pieces with attitude. I am also passionate about some contemporary approaches to fashion design, such as zero waste, sustainability and being mindful of environmental protection. To this end, I continually explore newer and newer mediums and techniques.
MUSINGS – A faithful companion of exploration and creation is learning – sometimes learning is unconscious, while other times it is conscious and even directed
My first love was mathematics. It was a reassuring fact that in each situation, two and two were equal to four. Later, in grammar school, we had a falling out because in higher algebra two and two are not necessarily equal to four. So I became a microelectronics design engineer, not a mathematician.
The Think About it First (TAF) site is a collection of my professional publications. My education background covers a wide range from electric engineering through business management to operational research. I have many years of practical experience as an engineer as well as a senior manager in the fields of electronics manufacturing, ICT network design and logistics. I have also gained significant experience in teaching, consultancy and academic as well as industrial research in the fields of electric engineering, business development, strategic decision making and artificial intelligence. I am still constantly learning to develop my expertise, to acquire new skills, or simply for the beauty of learning
All the text and photos are my own (unless otherwise indicated) and the copyright of everything here belongs to me. I am not affiliated with or compensated by anybody featured on the website in any way.
Feel free to contact me with your comments, suggestions or if you have a specific question regarding my own experience.
Jaszmina Szendrey, founder of Trespasser-on-Earth, Artly Studio and TAF