City on a grain of salt. Tuzla means a place of salt and it lays on top of the salt lake. It is suspected it has been there for around 7000 years as one of the oldest places in Europe.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Blinding red

Who needs a head?
Have a rocking weekend!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Youth Centre

This youth centre is not popular any more...
I kind of like the surface textures in the foreground...
Have a nice week-end.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Tile on tile = art

This sculpture reminds me for some reason of gracious dancers. What about you?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Salt - so

This is an ancient earthenware for making salt. Tuzla's salt is one of the best in the world! Trust me on this one! (Of course I'm biased). =)

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Fancy a chain of okra?

Do you like okra? I do. If it's done properly it can be very delicious.
Unlike in other countries in Bosnia okra gets collected while small, than put on a string and hang out to dry up.
It's been sold like this on our markets.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Fico - Fiat 500

Fico was very popular in my country in the last 40-50 years and now Fiat made a new one, looking really funky.
Which one do you prefer? This one or this one?

Hope you have a great and sunny week ahead...

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The two of us

I just got back, it's very late and I'm too tired so just to say hello and good bye to the India's series.
Have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Lifeguard house(s)

Lifeguard houses minus lifeguards...
Have a great weekend...

Friday, March 23, 2007

Rice boat

We spent one night and two days on this charming rice boat...
Anybody for an ice cream?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Skirts on the line

This 'lovely' girl from Amsterdam was selling these 'lovely' skirts and she gladly smiled for the picture.
Anyone for a bracelet?

I'm off for 3 days to Croatia, see ya on Sunday, have a nice week(end). A friend of mine will be pushing the button for me... thank you Safija!!!

Love =)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A boy

Anyone for a very sweet watermelon or maybe papaya... lovely ananas - pineapple or oranges, the choice is yours...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Holi - Hindu Festival of Colors

'Holi - the festival of colours - is undoubtedly the most fun-filled and boisterous of Hindu festival. It's an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, and, of course, lots of bright colours!'

It was such fun, never seen anything like it. We enjoyed it thoroughly, also that night - morning we watched the full moon total eclipse at 4 o'clock in the morning...

Monday, March 19, 2007

Arabian Sea

Arabian Sea is very warm and once you get into the water it's very hard to get out.

Have a great week.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Night is for sleeping...

While mother is working hard the son is safely tucked in and fast asleep.

Have a restful Sunday.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Ingo's night market

It's a Saturday night, time to go to Ingo's Night Market in Arpora. It's very popular, one can hardly walk between the endless colourful stalls... atmosphere is great... you can find there so many funky and interesting things and meet very colourful people... Just great...

Have a nice weekend.

Friday, March 16, 2007

How beautiful thy feet with pretty sandals

My new flip flops bruised my precious feet and after a day spent on the beach on my way back to hotel I was passing by these shoe makers and had to have one pair of sandals made for me. I can assure you they're so 'comfortable', soft and pretty.
Very friendly people, they offered us a cup of tea while waiting.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Lucky Elephant and more...

Hiiiiiiiiiia lovely people,

I see you've been very well taken care of in the last two weeks (well a bit more) by Lilly. Since she didn't behave badly ;), I will be more than happy if she continues to post on TDP.

Well I feel very restless now that I'm back, full of positive energy and I have to report that I enjoyed my India travels so much I wish I could have stayed longer in the nice and a very hot Calangute.
I've met so many nice people, travelled up and down Goa and Karnataka, ate the most delicious food, had too many freshly squeezed juices, enjoyed Arabian sea... saw a few dolphins, fed monkeys and rode an elephant... People are very nice and hospitable and despite extreme poverty they're still smiling... lot's to learn from...
Well I wouldn't be me if I didn't break a few house rules along the way and this time I will not make an exception and will try to make a feast for your eyes because I took too many great photos not to share them with you. So my dear friends hope you don't mind?! And if you do, please bare with me 'till I get back to my old self...

Ham, real elephant for you =)

Happy Birthday Dad!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

It's my last post - let's have a party!

Hello everybody!
This is my last post. Jazzy is back and she will be entertaining you from now on. Hope you enjoyed my posts. I won't be going too far - I'll still come and visit your DPs. They are all wonderful. It's been a pleasure sharing the stories and pictures with you. What a lovely bunch you are! Thank you all for coming and leaving your kind comments.
What do you know, Jazzy might allow me to come back and so we'll meet again when she goes on one of her globe trotting holidays.
So, let's have a party and celebrate. Look, this restaurant is empty! It is waiting for us to come, dance, drink and be merry.
Lots of love and sunshine (and snow in Finland, Mimmu-I'm so jealous!!).
Lilly xx

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


This tree and the birdhouse are in the front yard of our country house. Our neighbour made it for us. Our parents come out on the terrace in the morning in the summer months, drink coffee and watch the mother bird bring food in for her young ones. Nature is amazing, don't you think?
Enjoy the wonderful nature in your part of the world today.
Lilly x

Monday, March 12, 2007

The light is on!

It might look pretty but I think it's a bit early for the light when the sky is still blue. Don't you think?
Lilly x

Sunday, March 11, 2007

A very old building looking new and colourful

Jazzy showed you this building in our of her previous posts. It is the entrance of an old Islamic religious school. Unfortunately, over the years, the rest of building has been destroyed but the entrance is still there.
Have a good Sunday.
Lilly x

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Laundry day

The weekend is here! Yippee! Saturday is usually a day for going out, meeting people, going to the market. And Sunday, if you don't have anything exciting to do is left for doing things around the house, preparing for the week ahead and for doing the laundry. Here are some washing powders to chose from. I've got lots to do this weekend and lots of washing in the basket.
Have a great weekend!
Lilly x

Friday, March 09, 2007


In the last few years you'll find that more and more books are being sold outside on the streets by the small privately owned shops rather than big chain stores. You can find everything and anything on these stalls. I even found books from my childhood, published years ago. The book at the bottom in kids section is "The Jungle Book". I love it, but my favourite still has to be "The Little Prince" by Antoine De Saint-Exupery.
Do you like reading? What's your favourite book?
Lilly x

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Two nosy goats - what are they looking for?

This picture was taken recently just outside Tuzla. It was quite cold and it didn't look like the spring was coming any time soon.
I reckon these goats were looking for food. What do you think?
Thank you all for stopping by and keep warm and well fed.
Lilly x

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Place your adverts here

I am not sure how old this building is, but my guess is, at least over 50 years. The time has done its job on it and it is now an old ruin. It looks like the mayor still doesn't have any plans for refurbishing it. These days, people use this door to put their advertisements on. On one hand, I don't like the fact that such an old, and in my opinion pretty building is used for this but on the other, I think, well why not use it for something useful, like advertising a concert or a business?!

We have an odd tradition of posting obituaries around the town. People know each other pretty well in Tuzla so posting 'public obituaries' is a useful tool of sharing the news of who has departed. When I took this picture there weren't any obituaries, just an advertisement for a radio station and political party posters. Do you have an odd tradition in your part of the world?
Lilly x

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A little bit of New York in Tuzla

You won't find many buildings like this one in Tuzla. In fact, I think this is the only one. It sits next to newly built apartment blocks and oddly enough it fits right in. It is a business building with lots of offices inside so nothing exciting happens here.

Thanks to everybody for stopping by. Owen, I can't access your page, so send me the link please. I do appreciate you visiting and your comments.
Lilly x

Monday, March 05, 2007

Uninspiring surroundings

This is the most uninspiring post yet. Any uninspiring, derelict houses in your neighborhood?
Lilly x

Sunday, March 04, 2007

A drink of my and your youth

I love this drink - COCKTA (pronounced KOKTA). It used to be advertised as "a drink of my and your youth". It is similar to coca cola with a hint of licorice taste. Everybody loves it, especially kids. This advert took me back to my childhood.
What reminds you of the good old days?
Lilly x

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Delicious pastry

Yummy!!! This is my favourite pastry. The dough is really soft and this white stuff is melted salt. They are best when they are hot, but even cold, you can't resist them. Some people eat them with yogurt. I like them on their own, without anything, just as they are. They are called "slanci" (pronounced slantzi), and they are quite cheap.
What do you prefer, savoury or sweet food? Bon apetit!!
Lilly x

Friday, March 02, 2007

Willow tree

This part of town is so vibrant in the spring and summer. Unfortunately, on a dull day like this, the streets are deserted, everything is still and the nature is still not awake yet. What's the weather like where you are?

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Quite street

The day the is coming to a close, everybody is indoors preparing for dinner, the day ahead or settling in front of telly. I like walking in the evening or meeting with friends. And you?
Lilly x