How Proust Can Change Your Life

May 11, 2015

Alain de Botton’s “How Proust Can Change Your Life” – even if it did not change mine, made me think on time, love, friendship, literature and the value of reading.

I find his humorous messages paradoxical – on the one hand saying, “don’t take literature too seriously” and on the other: “literature is a critical tool in everyone’s life”. Whichever way one goes, the book is a worth read.


Ruse

May 7, 2015

Ruse – the fifth largest city in northeastern Bulgaria on the Danube. Its 19th- and 20th-century Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture – amazing!

Ruse - 1 May 2015

Ruse – 1 May 2015

Not far from it are The Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo noted for their well-preserved medieveal frescos.

Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo

Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo

Fabulous places for strolling around on a sunny day!


Romania

May 3, 2015

Romania – some long weekend highlights! Short & fabulous trip!

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Diversity

May 1, 2015

FlamencoIt is the diversity of rhythms, cultures and traditions that makes life so beautifully diverse.

BubA glimpse in Turkish wedding, Spanish flamenco, Indian rhythm, Bulgarian folk dance …

Every bit, every colour, every moment emotionally charged.

It is diversity, supported by respect for differences, that brings us closer together.


Lead Up Minds

April 23, 2015

It is always energizing when you meet creative, energetic and dedicated to success doers. I came across Lead Up Minds blog today – an open platform created by a small team of enthusiasts committed to spread the most contemporary ideas and practices on leadership – and was fascinated by it reading through some of the articles. Big thanks to Violeta Velkova

Check out this site for yourself :-)

Villi

>>> Lead Up Minds


Unknown Treasures of Thrace

April 20, 2015

New Louvre Exhibit Showcases Unknown Treasures of Thrace. ‘The Saga of the Thracian Kings’ brings together 1,600 objects from 17 Bulgarian museums, documenting ancient art works from the Odrysian kingdom. Read more in >>> The Wall Street Journal

Thrace

A phiale from the Rogozen treasure. Photo Todor Dimitrov


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