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
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
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?
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
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Skirts on the line
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Night is for sleeping...
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!
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!!).
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.
Monday, March 12, 2007
The light is on!
Sunday, March 11, 2007
A very old building looking new and colourful
Saturday, March 10, 2007
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!
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?
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Two nosy goats - what are they looking for?
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?
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.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Sunday, March 04, 2007
A drink of my and your youth
Saturday, March 03, 2007
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!!