Move to the village, Ukraine

This is our house made of straw and clay. It was built over 50 years ago.

Traditionally mud houses were typical homes in Ukraine. If someone did not have a home, their family or sometimes everyone in the village would get together and build one quickly.

Clay houses are warm in winter and cool in summer.

We don’t have running water and the toilet is outside, but the toilet view is majestic, outlooking garden, mist and chickens. Continue reading “Move to the village, Ukraine”

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Where is your safe space?

One morning in Chiang Mai I felt as if a big bouquet of yellow flowers suddenly faded inside my chest. I was sad because my good friend left Chiang Mai.
I was riding my bike looking for some happiness around the old town. In front of a temple with a golden roof I found a little shabby cafe which served bagels. Bagels with cream cheese, with peanut butter, with eggs and bacon made my mouth water. The smile of the girl who worked there was contagious. The sun was kissing my face through the window.

Traveling for life – #travelenjoyrespect

How traveling makes us grow, and how we grow with sustainable travel – my story

When I am asked – where do you live at the moment? I have no answer to this question. I live everywhere and nowhere at the same time, and this broadens my opportunities, at the same time making the range of responsibilities broader. I am Ukrainian, but visa policies are the only barriers that stop me from being all over the world.

We, the people, have so much in common that we often unconsciously try to separate from one another, but my biggest realisation in life is that we are one. And so, I travel the world, whenever I can, to celebrate this unity and diversity.

How do I travel?

I do not simply travel, I penetrate the lives of locals, Continue reading “Traveling for life – #travelenjoyrespect”

Invite yourself on a date

Have you ever been on  a date with yourself? Sounds silly right? When something sounds silly to me, I do it right away, just because it helps me get out of the comfort zone.

Find two hours in your week when you can be alone. Only you and you. This time Continue reading “Invite yourself on a date”

The only village in Moldova

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”

Colour your life!

What is life if not playing?

I like to play games. When we have fun, we can connect with the children inside us and perceive life as it is, in the moment, completely present. One of the games I decided to play one day in Thailand is to play with colours. Continue reading “Colour your life!”

My little lives of 2017

a life full of magic

Whenever we move to a new place, we are surrounded by new energy, new people and food, and all this new information creates a completely different life. People have asked me how I manage to stay grounded and responsible when I travel so much, and the answer is – Continue reading “My little lives of 2017”