Visiting Granada is making a trip in the time tunnel. Spanish classic colonial buildings and transport vehicles remain untouchable since colonial times. High ceilings, interior courtyards with gardens, fountains, swimming pools, red tiled roofs, wicker rocking chair in the dining rooms in almost every house. And one of my favourite – ancient front doors. You will be charmed by the spirit of colonial time walking down the tiled streets of Granada.
Happy spring to everyone, and happy international women’s day, dear ladies! We rock! Wish all of us more love and care for ourselves, beautiful peaceful mornings without a rush, motivation and strength for great accomplishments.
I hope my fellow readers in Ukraine are enjoying their extended weekend (4 days!wow). In Bulgaria we had flowers, sweets, fully booked restaurants and finally +17 in the air 🙂
Enjoying my morning last year on Philippines
Hello, beautiful people. Today is a national holiday in Bulgaria and finally I’ve got some time to review one year old photos from journey to Philippines and do some writing. I wanted to make this post just to inspire, but occasionally came across the article in Business Mirror about closure of Boracay and was a bit frustrated. Continue reading
While traveling through Central America I was looking for a charming oasis in the Caribbean region, with white warm sand and turquoise waves, not glamorous, without tons of tourists. The research brought me to Roatan.
Roatan is one of the smallest islands in the Caribbean area. It is part of Bay Islands, just 50km long and up to 4km wide. It’s territory belongs to Honduras. Continue reading
Autumn has finally come. Blink, and the palette utterly changed. Beautiful days, aren’t they?
This reminded me about charming autumn in Lithuania, the country loved by many Ukrainians for its political loyalty and support for the country; as well as for magic spirit of Vilnius, sea breeze in Palanga, delightful cuisine and great variety of craft beers.
For me, one of the loveliest and romantic places in Lithuania is Trakai – medieval gothic castle not far from Vilnius. Trakai is the only castle in Eastern Europe built on the island in the middle of a lake. As the former capital of the country and home for nobles, it’s history is covered with legends and poems. Though now it’s only a museum open to all.
I’ve been to Trakai twice: this summer and years earlier in autumn.
Just wanted to show you the magic touch of the season. The glow.
Trakai Castle in June
Trakai Castle in October
Enjoy the days, friends.
It’s been 5 years since I launched a tradition of spending our summer holidays in winter. In our native country the climate is severe in January and February so it’s become a trend in young Ukrainian families to have extended winter holidays somewhere in Asia or South America.
Visiting Cuba was my teenage dream, all those photos of vintage cars and post-colonial architecture.. who haven’t been allured by them tell me! So, it was decided 2016 would start on Cuba. Our trip started on the 9th of January and lasted 3 weeks, but this post is about a lazy part of vacation – Cayo Largo retreat. Continue reading
For me, when it comes to visiting London for short periods the most complicated part is not to get lost in a broad choice of world famous attractions, various activities and numerous restaurants and bars. This is not the situation when you should trust yourself to fate and let all happen by itself. You need a plan. Thanks to my friend Marina and her passion for planning we managed to see some of the most beautiful spots and get into world famous restaurants and bars within only 2 days.
Lat week I started telling you about how to spend 2 days in London and shared our self-invented entertainment plan for Day 1 including the shortlist of must-see’s and a couple of dining choices. Today I am happily sharing a plan for Day 2! Continue reading
It was a humid July day when after 3 hours train ride I’ve arrived in Porto. By that time I had stayed in Lisbon and Lagos for a couple of weeks and already decided for myself that Portugal is the country where I feel cozy and homy, and nothing could make me feel thrilled. And how wrong I was when booked only 2 nights in Porto. Walking down the city streets I was already imagining myself spending the whole summer here each morning drinking coffee at the large antique table in a spacious old apartment with Atlantic ocean view. Continue reading
A few months ago, on May late evening I arrived in Luton airport, took the shuttle and headed for London. My friend was already there, we agreed to meet on Oxford street at the bus stop not far from Marble Arch. No surprise we didn’t find each other at once and of course it was misty and drizzling on the streets. And I thought, yes this is definitely London! Nothing changed since 2014. I am here, it’s foggy and rainy. But last time I had umbrella with me at least. People and cars were passing by, traffic lights reflected on wet pavements, and I still needed to find my friend at one of 5 bus stops with the same name.
It’s October, many things happened this summer.
I have left my job, sold my car, found tenants for my apartment with a cat in it and finally… moved countries.
It’s a new page in a book and I’m so very excited about what’s on the way.
[Updated – all done!] And now, the initial plan for 2017 (OMG it’s only 3 months left!):
✔ finish residency paperwork,
✔ volunteer on the largest IT event in Europe,
✔ meet my besties in magnificent city of Lisbon,
✔ visit my friend in Brussels,
✔ rock on HIM concert in Luxemebourg,
✔ get some snow delight on Bulgarian ski slopes.