Category Archives: around the world

City of magic…Istanbul

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istanbul     DSC02976 DSC03157     DSC03141How can I start! Whatever i say about this magic place will be just a very little piece of truth. That’s why i will be very short today.

Few days ago i came back from Istanbul. Again and again and again i love it. It seems that my love to this eternal place is growing after each time i visit it.

Wherever you go you can see very different people, a place where all the colors meet in one. And everybody fits with the atmosphere.

Byzantium, later Constantinople – capital of the Roman and Ottoman empires – now Istanbul – the most inspiring city in the world for me ( so far)..

But don’t trust me… you have to see it 🙂

 

Bali – The island of love

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Bali                                                                                                              “Morning of The world”, “Island of love”, “Island of Peace” – or just …Bali

One dream, one love, one irresistable place.

To continue to enjoy Asia as i am doing  this week / i mentioned a little bit in my previous post about asian cinema /, i want to tell you a story.

Asia is my passion – i love so many things. It might sound funny, but i love people’s faces, their nice manner of greeting people / salaam /, the way the women look – so gentle, so delicate, neat, bijou, their accuracy / as far as my experience with this/.

My first real meeting with an asian people in my life was in 2003 when i went to student’s brigade in the USA – in North Carolina.

Our flight was a little bit late and finally we got to the place where worked that summer about 11-11.30pm. Quite late and quite dark to be frightened when we saw that the people who were going to live with us were indonesian. But the big problem was that for us – me and my other bulgarian lady- all 6 of them looked like 1 person. We couldn’t recognize them at first – like 6 copies of 1 person. / I guess it’s the same for them when they have to recognize slavic people like us – bulgarian, polish, russian etc./

2 weeks later we realized what a great mistake was to think that asian people were alike. We started to talk a lot w them / we were living in one plece, so it’s normal/, to understand them more, their culture, there manners – the way they cook and how they ate the food – rice every day, dinner eaten with fingers. And … on a leaf a little bit for GOD. every day. That is something i will always remember – the gratefulness to GOD.

Day by day we started to learn more and more about each other’s culture, countries. The guys were  always talking about Bali – about their beautiful island, not so much about Indonesia, but about Bali. It was like we were there in our thoughts. I said that one day i want to go to Bali, and if i find my friends there i will be so happy. To see those friendly eyes, and funny faces, like they stay forever young.

This was my Balinese story. Maybe not what was expected to be, but mine. It wasn’t about Balinese nature, population or religion, that was not my intention. I wanted to write about Bali from my point of view – based on my memories – the only information i need to decide to go and see the “Island of love”

 

 

The spirit of Asia..

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asian cinema                                                                                                            Hello guys, how are you today?

It’s pretty hot  in Bulgaria so i am here at home, with closed curtains and cinema starts right now…

I’m a big fan of Asia and today i want to share with you few titles of asian movies i want to watch.

I will start with The Chinese Botanist’s Daughters. / later i’ll tell you my opinion, but it looks very nice/

Then i also have “The drummer”, “Zen”, “Water”, “Postman in the mountains”, “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring”..

The common between them i think is the nature. The lovely beautiful scenes.

I’m so impatient to start watching and im looking for a company 🙂

 

 

welcome to mochatulips artcafe

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mochatulips

Imagine how people from all over the world can meet in one place…for a cup of tempting coffee or warm relaxing tea..but most of all for the comfort. A place where everyone of us can sit with a person from different coutry or even continent, have a nice chat,  share stories and become friends… I love those little cafes, full of cosy atmosphere, where i can meet with friends and talk about travel, about books, about music, kids, art, decorations etc…about everything that inspires me. That’s why i decides to create such a place.

Welcome to mochatulips artcafe my friends!!!

I hope you enjoy and come back for another… story