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”

11 reasons to spend summer in Ukraine

 

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”

Happy life in Chiang Mai

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”

Be a monk for a month?

In July 2015, my friend from Kenya decided to try something very extraordinary – he became a Buddhist monk for 42 days. He went through an ordination process and took part in the international monkhood program which gave him an opportunity to try something very new and to look inside himself. I interviewed him about his experience, and below you can read his answers. Continue reading “Be a monk for a month?”

Inle lake boat trip

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 km116 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”

Hello Myanmar!

When I first went to Thailand 4 years ago, my plan was to fly to Myanmar and get lost in Bagan with a bag full of money (that’s how my friends travelled around in 2010, being able to withdraw money only in Yangon). I read a lot about how dangerous and offline it was, and in the end did not have the guts to go alone. But you have been my dream, Myanmar, since then. And now, in 2017 my  birthday present is a trip to Myanmar, finally.  Continue reading “Hello Myanmar!”