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Wordless Wednesday: United Tastes of America

United Tastes of America
Location: Nuremberg, Germany


February 19, 2018 at 8:51 am Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet

Welcome Bread
Location: Glogovo, Teteven, Loveč, Bulgaria

Bread and salt is commonly used by a Bulgarian family to welcome guests into their home. Each guest in turn takes a small piece, dips it into salt, and eats it. It’s been said that the tradition goes as far back as to the time of the Thracians in the 4th century.

Lyuba Boyanin
Lyuba Boyanin

When visiting Bulgaria in 2012, we were fortunate to have a tour guide that exemplified this expression of hospitality in human form. Her name was Lyuba Boyanin. She was on the top of her game as she took 14 of us around the country for 12 days. She was sweet, gentle, and caring in attending to our needs. In looking back, we couldn’t ask for a better guide.

In October 2017, we went back to Bulgaria. It was bittersweet revisiting some of the places where Lyuba took us before. It was because she died of cancer in 2016. It was a great loss to Bulgaria’s burgeoning tourist industry. But such is life. Hopefully, many will be as passionate of her native country as she was and follow in her footsteps. May she rest in peace.

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Wordless Wednesday: Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages
Location: Belogradchik, Bulgaria

February 12, 2018 at 9:29 am 6 comments

Wordless Wednesday: A Windmill for a Home

Location: Kinderdijk, Netherlands

January 29, 2018 at 11:56 am 10 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme

Belly Dance Customes

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
The Spice Bazaar is one of the popular attractions in Istanbul. When I went to visit, I didn’t expect to see belly dancing costumes in all their glory. They didn’t seem to belong there. But on second thought, I figured they probably did. As you see, belly dancing does provide spice and Turkish delights to its aficionados.

The belly dancing costumes were lovely, displayed beautifully. They were arranged in various sizes and shades of color in such a way to engage one’s imagination and attract potential buyers. Truth to tell, I couldn’t imagine myself wearing one, so I just took a picture while the vendor wasn’t looking, distracted by a customer.

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January 26, 2018 at 10:00 am 12 comments

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