Top 10 things to do in Plovdiv 2019

Ancient Roman Amphitheater in Plovdiv

“This is the biggest and loveliest of all cities. Its beauty shines from faraway.” Lucian (Roman writer) In 2019 Plovdiv was chosen to be the European capital of culture. And that is not a coincidence – it is chosen for a reason (many reasons). But let’s first try to answer what is Plovdiv? Most of […]

Chapter Two – In no man’s land between Mozambique and Swaziland

Sisters in Swaziland

Difficulties to get a stamp from Swaziland but well worth it. But sometimes is quite difficult to get a stamp… Having traveled in Mozambique with my sister for 3 weeks, we decided to visit Swaziland on our way back to South Africa. And there started our adventure: in the Swaziland’s consulate in Mozambique. 😉 ai […]

One stamp at a time – Chapter One

One stamp at a time Chapter 1 The travel bug got me early in my life. I remember the excitement going to the Bulgarian sea side, running and jumping in the corridor the night before, not sleeping, the first sight of the sea after the long ride, the dessert cafeteria offering amazing cakes, the bungalows […]

Nepal – the birthplace of yoga

Namaste, dear friends! I am back from a 40 days trip in Nepal which realized two of my dreams – practice yoga and hike in the Himalayas. Lovely start of 2018! Returned as a certified yoga teacher I was following Nepal Yoga Academy for almost 3 years but I had no time to go there […]

From Indonesia to Japan in 18 minutes

Hey all, Here’s a link to an interview with me for the Bulgarian national radio. http://bnr.bg/sofia/post/100902512/da-obikolim-sveta-s-edin-patuvasht-blogar It’s in Bulgarian and I hope you like it!   Om namah shivaya, Irina  

Yoga en Tenerife

Om namah shivaya, beautiful people! I’m just back from a paradise yoga retreat in Adeje, Tenerife helping the master Aday Anahata with the cooking a.k.a. karma yogi. It’s been one of the greatest experiences ever – sunny weather, yoga, hiking, kayaking, sunbathing, cooking, singing, mantra chanting, meditating, laughing, swimming, meeting beautiful souls… Tenerife I didn’t […]

6 lakes trip around the Balkans

Mavrovo – Debar – Ohrid – Prespa – Doiran – Kerkini  in 3 days Just back from an awesome trip around the Balkans in Macedonia, Albania and Greece. Fantastic views, colorful autumn, sunny weather and good food is the key for a perfect vacation. On the map below you can see a 3 days itinerary […]

Memories from SE Asia – Part 2

In part 2: not everything goes as expected when travelling… lessons learned – always keep backup of your photos how to hitchhike a boat diving the huge Japanese ships from WWII Mt Pinatubo – my second volcano setting foot in Taiwan – little and diverse 🙂 here is the link to Part 1 – Memories […]

Climbing Mt Rinjani 3726m

First rays of light when the wind slows down and you feel the warming power of the Sun. At 3726m. Woke up at 3 am to start the attempt, no head lamps, only the big Moon. The big mountain and you. And the stars. I am speechless. The direction is only one – up. Inhale, […]

Memories from a 4 months trip around South East Asia

Have you ever dreamed of travelling without a plan and having 4 months to fulfill your dream. Well, I haven’t. It sounded too good to be true and to happen to me. And that’s why that soon became my favorite vacation and way of travel. No plan, no expectations, no hurry. Just enjoying the way. DEC […]

Adventurous in Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is the hidden gem of the Arabian peninsula. Its history dates back to the Stone age, it’s influenced by three Persian dynasties, then colonized by the Portuguese but fought back to establish very strong Omani empire extending the territory to the Swahili coast in Africa and moving the capital city to Zanzibar. […]