I’m a passioned traveller and storyteller; always looking for the unusual, unconventional and unique side of places, lifestyles, and traditions.
My interests as a woman (fashion and traditional costumes, handmade products, healthy lifestyle etc.) are a small part of all things that make me intrigued. I have written about solo female travel, the world most colourful religious festival in the world but also about offroad trips with Land Rover.
For me, freelance travel writing is not a way to make money but a chance to tell the stories about places and people I believe the world should know.
Some of my published works you will find here. If you want to commission me to write an article for you, bear in mind that almost all articles I write are written from a female perspective. But I don’t mind discussing any idea or a need you have to support your business or media with a new content.
The weekend of June 24-26, 2016, marked the 10th anniversary of the Land Rover Enthusiasts of Bulgaria. The club counts more than 60 members; at most every event they share their passion for off-roading with their entire family—including babies. The core values of the club revolve around our comfort with family participation and the shared experience of life with our Land Rovers. Most of our member’s vehicles include Discovery 300 Tdi’s from the late 1990s, or the Td5’s of the early 2000s, but we also enjoy the presence of more recent Discovery 3’s and, of course, our beloved Defenders. Whereas virtually all Land Rovers in North America have V-8 petrol engines, most of our members run the classic diesels.
Three days after New Year’s Eve we arrived at Savanna Private Game Reserve in the early evening. The camp looked quiet. “Most of the guests are out in the bush on a safari,” they told us. We were welcomed with smiles and a refreshing drink.
Enthusiasts have swooned over David Bache’s styling of the Range Rover Classic since its inception in 1970. Although North America saw a handful of grey-market imports, the two-door Classic remains a rare icon. Ah, but if you’re lucky enough to be in Europe, you find aficionados can still enjoy the visual beauty and tactile driving experiences of the original.
Traveling to Morocco is not cheap but every penny spent there is totally worth it. The country has a lot to offer – beautiful scenery, tasty food, hospitable people, and a quality and simplicity of life that is rare in our days. These are the things that (in my eyes) make Morocco one of a kind travel experience.
Before my trip to Norway, I thought of the country as a fairy tale land that although travel guides insisted was real, seemed to me to be fiction. And sure enough, you really have to be there to believe it.
Usually, when people hear about dancing bears, they think of abused, unhappy animals, forced to entertain people for the financial benefit of their owners. Not in this case. The Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa, Bulgaria, is the only one establishment of its kind. It is a home of rescued dancing bears and has been working for 16 years now.
Christmas is the most magical time of the year. Spending the New Year’s Eve in a new exotic place is a great way to start the next 12 months cycle in a mood of adventure and discoveries. In the past 10 years, I have been celebrating December 31st at many different places and this year will not be different. It’s my way of saying – Hey, Universe, I want more happiness, adventure opportunities, and great encounters! And I’m ready to work for it (i.e. make the effort to take myself in somewhere new and out of my comfort zone).
If you want to do the same, here are my suggestions for exotic places to travel for Christmas and New Year.
If you have heard of Bulgaria before, there is a great possibility that the only thing you know about this Balkan gem is that it is a cheap travel destination. I even have friends who promote our country as a cheap travel destination and believe that this makes it justice for foreigners to visit.
That’s a totally wrong way to make outsiders see and understand what Bulgaria truly is. Bulgaria is everything else but cheap. Here’s why.
You planned your trip to Bulgaria. You checked all the main points of interest in the country and you booked your accommodations… You have read about its history, culture, modern life and places for partying.
But did you include Plovdiv in your itinerary? To understand Bulgaria you HAVE TO spend some time in Plovdiv, its old but also new cultural capital and one of the oldest cities in the world.
Did you ever wonder how Russians look so fashionable during the cold winter months? It’s so difficult to keep warm and be so elegant! How to dress like a Russian woman in winter? Here are their secrets! Winter in Russia is something only Russians can survive. We know this from the history. In January the average temperature in Moscow is around -10 C and winter lasts for five months.
For the curious traveller, winter Russia should be on his/her bucket list for few reasons. One reason is to see the country in its most typical season even if this is challenging for you. To make this trip possible and enjoyable, one should do like the locals – when in Russia, dress like a Russian in winter!
Backpacking Norway alone as a woman is the best way to explore the country for several reasons. Probably the most important reason is that Norway is one of the safest countries for solo travel in the world. The second is its unique, one-of-a-kind nature that offers magnificent vistas and clean environment.
For me, the peaceful and slow lifestyle of the Norwegian people is an even more important reason to solo travel here. It allows you to feel safe but also gives you an opportunity to hear your inner voice, to discover new possibilities and to find peace within yourself. It is like a pilgrimage during which you are rejoining your true self.