The first time I implemented Minimalism in my life was when we started furnishing our old house - white walls, clean design, Scandinavian furniture. While moving into our dream house I realized that the less you own, the less stuff you have to pack and take care of.
I was so excited to visit Barcelona and I prepared my trip so meticulously. I bough the Lonely Planet Guide and picked up the 4-days itinerary mentioned in the first pages. My boarding passes printed out, my Airbnb booked in the heart of the city, all my entrance tickets for all the sights I wanted to see prepared, I headed to Barcelona.
It's a pure coincidence that I was reading simultaneously three books at the same time which depicts stories about love in the time of war. ''My children'' by Guzel Yakhina followed '' Zuleikha opens her eyes'', the first book I've read by the same author; ''The Tattooist of Auschwitz'' by Heather Morris ''found me'' after my visit to the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau and I was captivated by all the details I saw with my eyes there; the third one is the Bulgarian novel ''The Peach Thief'' by Emilian Stanev that tells the story of love that keeps you alive in time of war, disease and hunger.