Beautiful Bulgaria

September 2, 2016

Travelling around Bulgaria one constantly runs into amazing views. A few shots that tell a lot!

  • Pancherevo Lake near Sofia  – eagles in the sky
  • 12th century Giginsky Monastery – in Western Bulgaria
  • Erma River Gorge near the town of Tran

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Bellapais Abbey

September 1, 2016

Bellapais Abbey – The Abbey of Peace (from French: Abbaye de la Belle Paix) is a place like no other. Aimery de Lusignan founded the monastery, with the first buildings dating to between 1198-1205. The abbey was consecrated as the Abbey of St. Mary of the Mountain. Beautiful Cyprus!

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June 30, 2016

Sardinia –  the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and its beautiful Castelsardo, Alghero, Sassari – to name of few of its charming settlements. Maddalena archipelago and Corsica being almost within swimmable distance.

The summer vacation of this blog starts now! Enjoy the sunshine!

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Where is the happiness

June 29, 2016

Christophe Maé’s “Il est où le bonheur” [Where is the happiness] gives a great answer to this question both with the text and the performance of this song. To the lyrics in English >>>

Happiness Works!

June 2, 2016

Happiness Works – a catalyst for culture change. If organizations understand happiness and its dividends, the way forward to a happier future is guaranteed. Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give.

The benefits in numbers: 30% higher productivity, 54% better staff retention, 3x – higher creativity.

Nic Marks (yes, the person behind the Happy Planet Index among numerous other things) and his passion for happiness as a serious business! Happiness indeed works!


Workshop of Mixed Feelings

May 29, 2016

Bulgarian author Racho Burov‘s “Workshop of Mixed Feelings” [original title: Работилница за смесени чувства] is a great read – intriguing short stories with unexpected end. Whatever the issue – complicated family relations, extraterrestrial visits or anything you name it, each story is a challenge to the mind and the emotions of the reader.