Let’s talk about Dutch food

Let’s talk about Dutch food

1. Say cheese Dutch cheese is an absolute must-try when you visit the country of the tulips, especially on the city food markets. There is a massive variety of young and old cheese; cheese with spices, lavender, weed and so on and so on. And wherever you go, you will be able to try for free the cheese of your choice before proceeding on the purchase. Cheese is also one of the best souvenirs you can bring back home from your trip! Give it a try!

10 breathtaking absolutely-must-try Dutch experiences in the Netherlands

10 breathtaking absolutely-must-try Dutch experiences in the Netherlands

1. Embark on a canal boat tour in Amsterdam Needless to say, this is an absolutely mandatory thing to do at least once in Amsterdam. Yes, it's a top touristic attraction and people waiting to get in a boat are everywhere,  but this is the only and the best way to admire the great architecture [...]

My first book club: 5 ladies, 5 books and one tiramisu!

My first book club: 5 ladies, 5 books and one tiramisu!

How to escape reality in a Dutch rainy day? Host a book club! I am a big fan of all sort of ''Book challenges'', ''Read-the-world lists'' and ''Absolutely must-read lists'' and one day while listing different ''pins'' on Pinterest in the train, I got the idea to host a Book club at my place and [...]

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery – book review

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery – book review

Smart, funny profound book - the bestseller of Muriel Barbery The Elegance of the Hedgehog (L'élégance du hérisson) by Muriel Barbery is one of the most intellectual, funniest and brilliant books I've ever read! The book is a bestseller and it's translated into many languages for a reason! A movie based on the book has [...]

Life updates: January till June 2018 how did this year go so far

Life updates: January till June 2018 how did this year go so far

Hi there! Time just flies and when I think about what I've done this year, not much is coming straight to my mind...That why I decided to write down all the major milestones (or important events) from January to June 2018. Let's begin! January: the new year has begun with loads of new exciting resolutions [...]

Rose Festival, Valley of the Thracian kings and endless list of reasons to visit this region

Rose Festival, Valley of the Thracian kings and endless list of reasons to visit this region

Exploring Kazanlak and Stara Zagora region One of the things I wanted to tick in my Bucket list was to visit the Rose Valley (in Kazanlak, Bulgaria) and to participate in all the festivities around the Rose Festival. This year the time has come to take the road....I was targeting the Rose Valley, but the [...]

Summer breeze in Messembria: 5 reasons to visit Nessebar this summer

Summer breeze in Messembria: 5 reasons to visit Nessebar this summer

Bliss for the soul and the eye: Ancient city of Nessebar All in one: history, small streets in typical 19th-century Bulgarian style, cultural heritage, amazing beaches, seafood, tasty wine and all you need for a perfect summer escape is concentrated in Nessebar!!! Nesebar is included in the Unesco World Heritage Sites list in 1983. There [...]

Funny readings

Funny readings

''Oranges. One girl's honest story about how to grow up'' (Апельсинки. Честная история одного взросления) by Olga Savelieva and ''The last plumber'' (Последний сантехник) by Slava Se Reading is vital for me. I read while commuting to and from work, in the evenings and whenever and wherever I can. But sometimes I want to read [...]

Potato cutlets with Bulgarian white cheese (or feta)/ Картофени кюфтета

Potato cutlets with Bulgarian white cheese (or feta)/ Картофени кюфтета

Bulgarian classic Potato Cutlets It's time for one Bulgarian classic - delicious and suitable for lunch or dinner like a side dish with meat and green salad - Potato cutlets with Bulgarian white cheese. If you cannot find Bulgarian cheese, just use Feta. Ingredients: 4 medium potatoes 1 egg 150gr of white Bulgarian cheese/ feta [...]

The Tulip Road

The Tulip Road

Colorful Tulip Fields Since I live in the Netherlands I was always wondering if the Tulip Fields really exist and if they are reachable by car or public transport or you can only admire them on the beautiful pictures on social media. This year my social media feed exploded with beautiful pictures of all kind [...]

Legend of the first Kuker Warrior – Studio Zmei production

Legend of the first Kuker Warrior –  Studio Zmei production

Legend of the first Kuker Warrior Recently I read the article ''22 Ambassadors Recommend the One Book to Read Before Visiting Their Country'', the list being very interesting and offering interesting books from countries like Azerbaijan and Bhutan among others. So I was thinking ''Which book would I recommend to somebody planning to visit Bulgaria?''. [...]

”Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes” by Guzel Yakhina – could the life in a Gulag be better than the life with your own family?

”Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes” by Guzel Yakhina – could the life in a Gulag be better than the life with your own family?

''Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes'' Have anybody ever thought that life in a Gulag in Siberia could be much better than in your own home with your own family? Sounds unimaginable, but that's Zuleikha's reality when she is brought far far away from her homeland the Tatar village of Ulbash. Zuleikha, a young Tatar, Muslim, illiterate [...]

Destination Rotterdam, the most modern city in the Netherlands

Destination Rotterdam, the most modern city in the Netherlands

Five things to do in Rotterdam The time has come to write about my favorite city in the Netherlands: Rotterdam! Spacious, modern, exciting, hosting the biggest port in Europe, Rotterdam is often compared to Dubai because of its modern architecture and skyscrapers. The second biggest city in the Netherlands has a lot to offer in [...]

203 Challenges: buy the book, call your friends and embrace the challenges

203 Challenges: buy the book, call your friends and embrace the challenges

Last summer I was looking for books to buy at the bookstore and my eyes crossed an interesting title ''203 challenges - Travel the World. Explore Your Inner Self''. I opened the book and started to turn the pages. I was intrigued straight away and in 2 minutes was seating at the coffee corner of [...]

5 things to do in Zeeland when it’s cold and you end up there out of the season

5 things to do in Zeeland when it’s cold and you end up there out of the season

Have you ever heard about Zeeland? Do you have an idea where it is on the map? It looks like Zeeland is a well-known region located between The Netherlands and Belgium where people go on vacation during the summer period ??? Even though it's in the middle of nowhere and nobody knows about that, but [...]

10 increadible experiences to absolutely not miss out in Thailand!

10 increadible experiences to absolutely not miss out in Thailand!

Wanna be on ''The Beach''? After the movie ''The Beach'' with Leonardo DiCaprio tourism in Thailand and its emerald beaches just exploded. I just came back from my trip to Thailand and can't wait to offer you my selection of great, once in a lifetime experiences absolutely not to miss out there! Keep reading.... Eating [...]

How did the end of the year go? October to December detailed review…

How did the end of the year go? October to December detailed review…

End of 2017 This short review (cannot promise it will be short?!) is a continuation of ''Accomplish a goal every month?? C'est pas possible!'' article and this is the perfect opportunity for me to share what have I done/visited/listened and read so far from October to December... So, dear Orpheeway fan, you will be quite [...]

While everybody is rushing to German Christmas markets, visit Dickens Festival in Deventer, the Netherlands

While everybody is rushing to German Christmas markets, visit Dickens Festival in Deventer, the Netherlands

Dickens Festival One of the things I absolutely wanted to do this year was to visit the Dickens Festival, organized every year in Deventer, the Netherlands. The Festival takes place in the picturesque Bergkwartier where the 19th-century lifestyle, atmosphere, and all the famous Dickens' characters revive and welcome the visitors. The festivities are a mixture of [...]

Autumn day trip in Bulgaria – 7 autentic cities to explore

Summer may be rapidly nearing its end and the weather in Bulgaria may not be warm enough to hit the beaches or ascend into the unpredictable mountains anymore. However, autumn still promises some pleasant and sunny days and there’s every reason to get excited about a romantic weekend getaway or a diverse day trip to one of [...]