Family&Friends Games

December 6, 2020

My top 5 favourite Family and Friends Games:

  1. Activity
  2. Dixit
  3. Tell two truths and a lie about yourself. The rest guess which was the lie.
  4. The Smiling Game (in Bulgarian here). Object, Geographic location, Animal, Celebrity.
    Round 1 – explain in words. Round 2- explain in 1 word. Round 3 – explain with gestures.
  5. Online Scavenger Hunt.

More favourite board games in Bulgarian in Justine Toms’ blog here and here.

Modra, Harmonia

December 5, 2020

Modra Harmonia is some 30 km away from Bratislava. Ideal for mountain walks and longer stays. I loved the hospitality of Harmonia. Angelically harmonious or harmoniously angelic – either way you get it right! To Harmonia website >>>

To my 2020 Album >>>

Viktor Melamed’s “Dreams”

November 11, 2020

I love books that grab my attention instantly. Viktor Melamed‘s “Dreams” is my-cup-of-tea read of short stories. Brilliantly written, keeping one’s attention alert with unexpected twitches, that make you re-read every story to experience the delight of sensing the author’s different perspectives – forward and backward. Can’t wait for other writings by Viktor.

Home. Sweet Home. “You can change many houses in a lifetime, but there is only one whose scent your memory, veins, even your genes have absorbed.” (At Home)

St. Archangel Michael

November 8, 2020

Troparion of the Council of St. Archangel Michael: “Deliver us from all harm, for you are the commander of the powers on high!” Performance: Kalin Kirilov


October 4, 2020

Skalica – charming town in Western Slovakia that has been inhabited since 4000 BC and was part of the Great Moravian Empire.

Trajan Gate

September 26, 2020

The Gate of Trajan (Trayanovi vrata) is a historic mountain pass near Ihtiman, Bulgaria. The pass is primarily known for the major medieval battle of 17 August 986, during which the forces of Byzantine Emperor Basil II were routed by Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria, effectively halting a Byzantine campaign in the Bulgarian lands.

Kostenski waterfall in Rila mountain >>>