As somebody who comes from Bulgaria, I am quite aware that the Balkan and Mediterranean food is quite similar. We may not have as much fish, but everything else is quite the same! Of course, I never forget that when I’m in Turkey, I should ask for a Turkish coffee and when in Greece – ask for a Greek coffee.

Continue reading “The Mediterranean Diet”

I have always dreamed of having a page where random facts about me are mentioned. Today is my lucky day!
If you are reading this, you are probably new to my website and wonder who I am. You have come to the right post, my friend! Below you will find 10 quite random facts about me, that I thought might interest you and give you some background on me as a person.
  1. Where are you from? I was born in Sliven. It is a small city according to foreign standards, and the 3rd biggest one according to local standards. We are famous with our blue mountains, strong winds and gypsies.
  2. Hats. Hats?My grandma used to own a self-made hat shop called “Gift from Marina”. When I was little, I used to own a different hat for all of my different outfits.
  3. Which languages do you speak? I speak 4,5 languages: English, Bulgarian, Turkish, Chinese (Mandarin, and a bit of Shandong dialect) and I am currently at B1 level in German. Continue reading “Random facts about Marina”

I have been living out of the motherland for almost 3 years now. To be very honest, I have only recently started to miss my home and the “taste” of it. I miss how the breakfast bakeries smell of fat and oil, I miss how the tomatoes smell and mainly miss how it all tastes. Everything here in Germany has a different taste. Sometimes I am afraid that if I don’t look when I am eating, I will not know the difference between a cucumber and an apple… Continue reading “Making traditional Balkan food under modern circumstances abroad”

Dear friends and family and visitors,

After a thorough thinking, I have decided to change the focus of my blog a bit. I will now be mainly talking about my travels throughout the years and living abroad in China, Turkey and Europe.

I will still be occasionally also talking about books and tips, however, my main focus will be on travel! I believe that these will be positive changes on my writing and overall blog performance, as I feel that these are my strongholds!

So I would like to welcome you into this exciting and yet scary journey with me!



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