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Photographing Markets

Visiting markets while traveling is probably one of the best experiences a photographer can have. They are the center for the culture and you can see what daily life is like. It's not always easy though. Sometimes it’s difficult to find, or hard to get to, or or not the safest place. However, with a few simple tips in mind, going to a market to do some photography can be easy and rewarding.1. Know when and where the market is. This is probably the most important step because without knowing... continue reading

Romanian comfort food (part II, the dishes)

Romanian food (like any other cuisine) was influenced in its development by its neighbors and any country that had anything to do with it at any time. Turkish, Greek, Russian, Bulgarian, German and Hungarian cuisines helped Romanian cuisine grow a larger list of dishes. Several ingredients, spices and recipes were introduced during our long history and adapted to our culture and needs.However, I will not write about gastronomy history here because I am not that gifted. I will write about... continue reading

Romanian comfort food (part I - the ingredients)

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

Jiaxing Chinese Rice-pudding Museum

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

Romanian Traditional Rugs

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

Traditional Czech shambles

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

800 Years Old Traditional Village, Wologai

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

Faworki - Traditional cookies from Poland

Hello!I`d like to show you traditional cookies in Poland. Faworki (Angel Wings) are served at "Fat Thursday" in the end of carnival in Poland. They`re very tasty and delicious.             continue reading

Gorani bride

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

Romanian Pottery - Color, Legends and Dedication

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

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