Montag, 30. September 2013

Coughing

My cough got worse.

Have to be careful with my body. Whole thing is in ill mode.

Bed. sleeping until it got better is the thing now.

Sonntag, 29. September 2013

Autumn

Autumn, you are giving so much.
Today I made a soup with autumn flavour.
And an apple crumble is baking in the oven just now.

Samstag, 28. September 2013

Donkey

   Sofia 2013 artist unknown

Donnerstag, 26. September 2013

autumn colours

Sofia, Bulgaria 2013

Nature is allready painting the trees with autumn colours here and there.
Some orange brushes here, some red brushes there.
Still a green canvas visible underneath.

I started a new job yesterday. 
It is a job that gives me the possibility to sleep in my own bed.
I do not know how long it will last - just got six months for now.

Sonntag, 22. September 2013

Sofia - what I loved


Sofia is not the touristy spot. You will not see many tourists in town. It is more the place for people to live and work and buy the things they need. I loved to visit the open market near the Lions bridge to see the fresh veggies and fruits from local production. And there are a lot of people selling honey near the well. The well, you should visit it when you are in Sofia. It has great warm water free for everyone to get (and take home - the locals came with big bottles to carry their load home).


Sofia has some historical sites. You can see them for free. Roman ruins in a still living city. Sofia is really old. And the churches, you can not miss them. They are beautiful, too. And you see beautiful hills sourrounding the city.


And I loved to visit this restaurant. It is near a lake and they bake their own bread and cook dishes from several parts of Bulgaria.
And both times we were there they had a group singing beautiful folk-songs. In english the name of the restaurant is "once upon a time...", and we really had a good time there.

Religion in Bulgaria




Muslims, Jews and Christs have their churches in Sofia near together.
No Jews were deported during the second world war from Bulgaria we were told.
The religions seem to get good along in their differences but as neighbours in Bulgaria.

I just made a few pics of bulgarian orthodox churches you see above.

I was a bit handicapped during my time in Bulgaria.
I got a terrible cold and I was happy that I was able to attend all the meetings, but it was hard.
So I decided just to stay alive and did not take any pics for some days so you will miss the synagoge and the mosque of Plovdiv although I met the leader of the Jewish community and the Mufti of Plovdiv.


Samstag, 21. September 2013

Pics from Bulgaria

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* The credit for the first pic in this posts belongs to Helga. I asked her to take some pics during our flight to Sofia. I think her pics got amazing so I wanted to share one of them today.

Freitag, 20. September 2013

Good bye Bulgaria

Time is running. Tomorrow I will fly back home.

What have I learned during this time?

Bulgarian people are friendly and relaxed.
Bulgarian women are (mostly) pretty.
You are not allowed to throw paper in the toilet - you use a wastebin for used toilet-paper (I did not alltimes follow this rule, sorry bulgarians).
Bulgaria is rich of fresh and tasty food, but a lot of  people are poor.
...

Samstag, 14. September 2013

Sofia

Now I am in Sofia, Bulgaria. The flight went by so fast yesterday I could not believe we allready reached Sofia.

I strolled around the streets of Sofia together with other members of my group yesterday.
Today I will stroll around on my own. I love to let myself find new places on my own.



Freitag, 13. September 2013

My lunch today


Today






I hope to finish my trousers tonight coz I will need them on my voyage! I love this floral Liberty print.

Drinking tea I got from this lovely lady.

Dienstag, 10. September 2013

Sorry

I was without proper internet connection and phone for nearly one week and I will be away for some days soon, too. So not so much from me here at the moment. 


I hope to come back with a bunch of pics and great stories of Bulgaria. I have never been there before and we will visit a great bunch of things. 

Donnerstag, 5. September 2013

Fly little birdie

And the winner is Lovettes. Please mail me (lisbethsnotes (at) gmx dot de) so I can send you the birdie.

Mittwoch, 4. September 2013

Give away - closed


This little birdies looks for a new home.

Birth: today
Mum: Lily
needs: lovely new place

Just add a comment when you have a nice space for this birdie.
I will draw a winner tomorrow.

Dienstag, 3. September 2013

On sushi


My lunch today - sushi at our central railway station. 

I love sushi.

Raw fish fresh from the sea.

Rice, spieces, ginger...

On voting

Today I gave my vote in two elections. A bit early coz I am not here on the big day.
Was a bit of fun coz I met our former neighbour there and we hat a chat.
Afterwards I took a stroll through a rainy city.