Maslenitsa festival in Ukraine – celebrating the arrival of spring

Maslenitsa festival in Ukraine – celebrating the arrival of spring

My family back in Ukraine is celebrating Maslenitsa at the moment – it’s a week-long festival celebrating the arrival of spring. Maslenitsa is celebrated not only in Ukraine, but in all eastern Slavic countries. Most of our festivals represent intertwined Christian and Pagan traditions, and this one is no exception. In Christian Orthodox tradition, it’s the ...read more »

Architectural delights of Old Goa

Architectural delights of Old Goa

It sound like a cliche, but Old Goa is really a gem for an architecture lover - it's a place with a large concentration of art objects and lots of things to see, to touch and to experience. This historical city had kept my expectations high and didn't disappoint. The impact was very strong. How to ...read more »

Monday Blues 4

Monday Blues 4

It's been a while since I put together any "blue" posts on the blog, but the idea is still appealing to me. So perhaps it's time to resurrect the tradition :) Enjoy these Monday blues from India and may your week be full of the most gorgeous azures, indigos, sapphires, lavenders, turquoises and ultramarines! (To see ...read more »

The charm and atmosphere of Fontainhas – the Latin Quarter of Panjim

The charm and atmosphere of Fontainhas – the Latin Quarter of Panjim

  My acquaintance with Panjim was brief but memorable - I just couldn't miss the chance to see Fontainhas (the Latin Quarter of the city) after everything I've heard about this place. My interest to the fusions of cultures is no secret, and Mumbai has been generously providing a feast for the eyes in the form ...read more »