I remember in 2005 when I was taking a language class in Malta, on a boat trip I met my first French people. In Russia, we always had this idea of French people being romantic and classy, from the movies we watched and the books we read, but those were of course just some random […]
Read More What’s Wrong With The French People?
I have been dreaming of going to Taif since 2019, to smell the roses, to roam in the mountains, to see how the perfumes are made first hand, and of course to visit Saudi Arabia finally. But it was not meant to be as in 2019 the tourist visa only unrolled in the end of […]
Read More Guns and Roses in Taif, Saudi Arabia
You better find something really interesting, late, or tiring to do when you’re in Riyadh on a Thursday night, because unless you are planning to go to Friday prayers, there isn’t much else to engage in on the morning of the 6th day of the week (in the Middle East we used to start our […]
Read More The Place at The Edge of The World Where I Left a Piece of My Heart
If you had a chance to meet me in the last couple of years, you probably noticed my growing passion towards everything Arabian – language, people, music, food… and places. Also working for years with Saudis planted a fast-growing seed of curiosity in me both about their culture and their country, so the day has […]
Read More Are you lost? Or walking the streets of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Before going to Vietnam, I didn’t know anything about Danang. In fact, it is a coastal city in central Vietnam known for its sandy beaches and history as a French colonial port, but for us, it was the party side of it that swept us away. The area where we stayed was right next to the […]
Read More Partying with the locals in Da Nang, Viet Nam.
Having just arrived in Da Nang, the city of golden bridges and few people speaking proper English, we decided to do something cultural. “Marble Mountain” – some kind of marble hill, overlooking the city, adjacent to the marble market where you can literally buy anything made out of marble. The place was fantastic, but the […]
Read More Was it Worth a Sweat? Visiting the Marble Mountain and off to the Street Markets of Hoi An.
Hello everyone, Part two of Vietnamese adventures to follow. After we had enough of Saigon, it was time for us to go explore more of Vietnam’s goodness. As we had absolutely no plans or reservations, we decided to join a few guys that my husband met online. They were having a good time on the beach […]
Read More Vietnam part 2: Mui Ne, Train Adventure, Why do We Play Flip Cup?
This year hasn’t been filled with travel yet, so we decided to change that and booked tickets to go to Vietnam for a week. There was no plan and no list of things to do, for the first time we decided to take it as it goes and just hopped on a plane with the […]
Read More Hustle and Bustle of Saigon, Vietnam.
Greetings, I just came back from my holidays in the land of ice and fire (yes, again), yes, I know. In addition to shooting my traditional long exposures with the beloved Fujifilm XT-2, I brought a film camera with me and shot a bunch of images on film. Just because I like how the memories […]
Read More What Happens if You Develop Colour Film as Black and White?