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List of Pleasures: April and May

Last writing pause lasted quite a bit, but here I am back with a list of favourite things for April and May. Going back home May was preceded by a fantastic warm week back in Bulgaria. One week spring break was the right time to […]

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Le vieux-port de Honfleur

Cold wind roars from the North. One wants to draw their scarf over their head. The old houses by the port of Honfleur draw up a line huddling together to protect from the wind. With their facades in colour, they remind elementary school students preparing […]

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Cala Ratjada summer favourites

Swimming suits are long ago hidden in the back of the wardrobe. Days are getting shorter and we are getting busier. Vacantion is over, but pretty pictures and sweet memories are reminding us about our wonderful time in Mallorca. The biggest of the Balearic islands welcomed […]

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Paris

Flâner /flɑne/

In a process of acquiring a new language, vocabulary boils down to three main categories: words that mind erases completely by the time we close the books and leave the writing table. words that stick to the top of the tongue, playfully chaffing our memory, […]

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Milan Favourite Locations

Being a spotter for Milan for the brilliant Spotted by Locals I had the chance to share my favourite places in the city of Milan with locals and visitors for quite a while. For updated, interesting tips about Milan, go check Spotted by Locals/Milan.

If you are looking for more hidden corners, check out my blog post on the hidden courtyards of via Borgonuovo!

Since I recently moved to Paris, here I decided to make a last tribute to some of my ultimate favourites there.

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Piemonte in Bocca

Two years in Milan slipped out unnoticed and I realised that I have never visited any place in Piedmont. Since recently we were always back and forth between Paris and Milan before the big move in two weeks, it was quite difficult to organise an […]

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Plovdiv

December list of pleasures

On the contrary with the seasonal Best of the year summaries appearing all around in the last hours of the year I am listing my pleasures for the month. Apartment in Paris Found. It took time and emotional investment to research apartments in 15e and […]

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Paris from above

If someone had told me several years ago that by the end of 2014 we would be on the way to move to Paris I would have been sceptical. But c’est la vie and here I am hunting an apartment to turn in our lovenest […]

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Language lessons for beginners

I have always been fascinated with languages lessons. For the simple pleasure of acquisition of laborious grammatical construction. For the plain lexical satisfaction. Like a toddler, praised by its parents for the first correct sentence I feel utterly fulfilled by being able to say Alors, […]

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September jollies

September list of Pleasures City of Thieves by David Benioff I spent a week leafing trough the adventures of the half-Jew Lev and the young soldier Kolya on the way to accomplishing their secret mission: to find a dozen of eggs in time of war. […]

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Seminyak beach

When in Bali do like the Balinese

After two years of sweet family life Rob and I decided it’s a high time to make our belated honeymoon come true. Curiosity for Southeast Asia and love for spicy food shifted the needle of our compass towards the distant lands of Bali and after […]

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A letter to a friend: San Francisco

Dear San Francisco, Perhaps you are now still under the blankets of your bed overlooking the beautiful morning cityscape captured in the frame of your window, or you are already having a cup of your long brewed coffee, planning to meet some friends for brunch […]

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Spring of a town: Pazardzhik *

My great-grandfather ran a caravanserai, an inn, where traders and pedlars used to lodge when coming in town on market days. Accommodation and warm food were provided not only for their owners, but also for the horses in some nicely organised stables. The place was […]

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Barcelona flickers

Crystal clear blue sky with  occasional cotton-white clouds, long days and atmosphere of an approaching national holiday welcomed us in the city of Barcelona. Hundreds of words are written and said about the natural, architectural or gastronomical wonders of the Catalan capital. So, one is […]

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The harlequin town of Crespi D’adda

The first image emerging in my mind before the term factory town used to have much in common with a hostile location, ghost streets, unhappiness. The Italian workers village Crespi D’adda managed to break these personal myths of mine. Crespi D’adda was built in the […]

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