Apparently every American has Martha Stewart on speed dial.At least that’s the impression you get when you look at holiday stock images.Just search keywords like Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Dinner or Holiday Traditions.The images that are returned are all a mélange of smiling, happy families sitting down to beautifully set dinner tables with a perfectly cooked meal. I don’t know about you, but that’s not exactly how thing go down at my house.Do we always have a great meal... continue reading
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If I should make a count about Romanians' favorite ingredients or foods I would get to a very simple conclusion: meat (a lot of it, mostly pork), mamaliga (polenta), telemea (a Romanian cheese, a bit similar to feta, but better in taste - sorry Greeks, but it's true), tomatoes, fresh onion and garlic.You might think it's simple, but we, Romanians, are taking our tomatoes very seriously. Almost everybody with a garden or even a small corner in a balcony or kitchen or yard, will plant... continue reading
From my experience, the best way to underground the history of a city is to visit the museum, especially the folk custom museum.Rice-pudding is a famous and traditional food in south of China, and it is also a folk custom in May 5th(China calendar).In this day, Chinese will eat rice-pudding and drink yellow wine(a special wine also maken by rice). And there being some traditional activity in this day to memory the famous hero----Wu Zixu...Of course, you could get all of those from Jiaxing Chinese... continue reading
The rug is a thick wool cloth with multicolored designs. It is designed for decorating and thermoinsulation of the rooms. In Romania space, carpet tissue is one of the main branches of folk art. In the old days, the carpets were woven manually on loom, from the wool that was dyed with natural dyes, which the housewives prepared from the plants, following the recipes transmitted from generation to generation. One of the main areas of Romania in which this craft was widely spread is... continue reading
It´s a great occasion. All family and friends meet together and celebrate. It starts with live pig and ends with pork and lots of fat meals. For sure it´s not kosher nor halal. But it´s tasty as most people says.Some parts may seem to be weird. For example mixing blood or blood with liver. Or mixing the mixed blood and liver with pork fat and meat smashed to small peaces. Then you have to put the mix into intestines. Off course you have to clean them first :-). After filling... continue reading
Last winter I had an amazing trip to East Nusa Tenggara, Flores Island, Indonesia. The trip was mainly for diving and to see the biggest lizard on earth, Komodo Dragon. Komodo is the biggest living lizard on earth with ancestors that date back more than 100 million years. It looks like a dinosaur and actually holds up a vulnerable conservation status. It’s not just the mega lizard or the underwater life that is jaw-dropping, the culture is so pretty and the people are remarkably humble.... continue reading
As the German say, i wish everyone a "Guten Rutsch" means a good slide to the new year. It's a tradition in Germany to say that to welcome the new Year :)See you next year then with more sales and more beautiful pictures! Here is some of my work to finish that year :) Enjoy and thank you Dreamstime !!! beautiful girl drinking cocktail for new Year Beautiful girl celebrating Berlin Whisky glass continue reading
Certainly one of the most beautiful traditional costumes in the Balkans. Throughout the centuries is itself changed to the most radical changes experienced last thirty years, especially in terms of materials and decorations, and with the preservation of the very substantial forms. The characteristics of folk costumes in history were related primarily to the region where the live-mountain, and the type of activities they engaged primarily livestock. Livestock is allowed to obtain raw... continue reading
Horezu is a beautiful town located in Valcea County, Romania. It attested in a Hristov belonging to Prince Vlad the Monk in 1487, which mentionedthe village “Hurez”. The name is taken from a bard named “ciuhurez” (like an owl), bird that inhabit the surrounding forest.Since ancient times, the main occupation of the inhabitants is pottery.The first time I was there I saw only shops selling pottery at roadside, but I said to myself that certainly are beautiful things to see behind these... continue reading
Dear friends: brought me this is a traditional Chinese folk dance, China is a country with 56 ethnic groups, has a long history and culture, each nation have their traditional dance, do not know whether you and I like also like the dance??! continue reading
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