Last summer I went to Moldova and wanted to visit the countryside, so my friend Anna invited me to the “only village foreigners ever go to”, where we visited a monastery and a local restaurant styled as a traditional house.
What’s up with foreigners visiting just one place in the countryside of Moldova? Continue reading “The only village in Moldova”
Ukraine is an amazingly beautiful country with breathtaking natural scenery, yummy food and warmhearted people. In the recent years, it has been tough for Ukrainians to face the war and economical crisys, but we are indeed still enjoying life, even when it gets tough.
Many of my foreign friends are afraid to come here, as international media is picturing the country devastated and at war. Please know that with every downside there comes an advantage – these days Ukraine has become very cheap for visitors and only a small part of the country in the east is at war. It is the best time to come!
Here in this article, I share the reasons why you should definitely come to Ukraine this summer. Continue reading “11 reasons to spend summer in Ukraine”
In spring 2017 I visited Myanmar, a beautiful and wild country with a lot of jungle, buddhist temples and trash. Men wear national clothes similar to a skirt here, and one can find free water everywhere, as giving water to thirsty people is considered the best deed for your karma. The level of life is quite low here, but tourist prices are high compared to other countries in South East Asia, as the country was open for tourist relatively recently.
Here I want to share what are some interesting things one can do in Myanmar. Continue reading “Things to do in Myanmar”
What does it mean – to be homeless? How to define home? Should all of us have a need for home or is home overrated?
They say – your home is where your toothbrush is. I have calculated my homes since May 19, 2017 and I realized my toothbrush has been to 17 different places in 3 countries having moved 26 times Continue reading “How to be homeless”
When I first came to Chiang Mai in 2013, I was sitting at Wat Phra Singh temple during the evening chanting, I listened to the voices of the monks and warm heat was going through my body. “Chiang Mai is a home”, I thought back then. And in 2016 I moved here.
Chiang Mai is a sunny warm place connecting the paths of those who Continue reading “Happy life in Chiang Mai”
What we need and what we do not need on our journeys
Have you ever been on a trip with a huge backpack, and realised that you never used it? Have you ever regretted having to roll a big luggage along the street while looking for your hotel? Good new is that you can set yourself free from heavy luggage with mindfulness and consideration, and I will show you how to do it. Continue reading “Packing hacks”
Every child born in a family living on Inle Lake first learns to walk and then how to ride a boat. Every temple on the lake has it’s own boat parking spots, and every family has a boat. People live on the lake, travel to visit others and to go shopping by boats, fish in the lake and even grow their tomatoes in the middle of the lake water!
Lake Inle is 116 km2 116 and it is the second largest lake in Myanmar. It is in danger because of population increase, tourism and agriculture development. Welcome for a boat trip on the lake! Continue reading “Inle lake boat trip”