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elina

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2011-01-20

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My name is Elina and I am a traveller. My dream is to see every corner of this earth and find a.. meaning... the meaning of my true destiny. All the writing and photographs are by me, unless stated otherwise.

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  • wheels
    on May 13, 2015 in beauty France inspiration
    photo by H.M. Free MouseMay in France is full of holidays.I was invited to a bicycle day in the mountains of the Trieve... It was a rainy day but we were prepared.Smiles everywhere. Wheelchairs and feet. Abled and disabled. It was a beautiful day on...
  • the return
    on May 11, 2015 in beauty France relationships
    There is a certain strength in this line of mountains called the Alps.Life has led me here. In the South East of France.I found love here. Love and understanding. By a man and by a number of friends who smile and talk and have warm hearts. Is it the...
  • What is the craziest thing you've done? Not an easy answer...
    on Feb 14, 2015 in creativity idea inspiration
    I had 4 couchsurfers last week in my house for a couple of days. God knows how we managed to fit in my tiny apartment... I do love to meet new people especially if they have the capacity to bond instantly, like we did with these guys....So one of the...
  • About my fellow travellerI've been writing for four years. Today I'm especially proud. Today I found out I was an inspiration to one of my readers. She is somewhere in Italy and she said I have kept her flame burning. I have never seen her. But she is also a blogge...
  • Guest Post.... By my best friend Evi.....
    on Oct 9, 2014
    I hadn’t seen her for a whole month. The longest since the day we met.  Oh yeah…I missed her, I admit it. Her thought was often on my mind. Over our last drink before her departure I was worried about her. She was full of anxiety and anticip...
  • I Love You: three scary little words
    on Oct 8, 2014 in beauty relationships
    When did we start fearing these three words? I Love You.Does "I love you" mean that you will not work anymore for the relationship? Any kind of relationship.We are afraid to say it. We are afraid to hear it.  I don't know why, these da...
  • Some [more] notes on France
    on Oct 7, 2014
    After one month living like a gypsy, sleeping on couches, beds, mattresses, washing in different showers, wearing the same clothes over and over again.... Here I am in the confort of my own home. Freeda is peacefully sleeping in her bed. My couch is...
  • eat pray love. elina's version, mostly eat.
    on Oct 3, 2014
    France was full of love, exhitement, beauty and light.To top it all with a touch of romanticism and even more beauty, I came to Rome for 4 days.It is one of the rare occasions that I do not travel alone. With me are my 5 best friends from home. It is...
  • la Trieve a wonderful place in the mountains
    on Sep 30, 2014
    There is one part of the trip I have not talked about yet. And this is La Trieve. It's a place south of Grenoble where there are mountains and glaciers.It's a place of unbelievable beauty, where every corner is a surprise. You can hike or you can dri...
  • Annecy. A lake, a festival and a fairytale city...
    on Sep 25, 2014
    I do owe a huge thank you to Clio. Her house in Lyon has been my base. It is wonderful to travel around in a foreign country and be able to just turn up. The door was always open - for me, not in general he he...A couple of days in her couch and I wa...
  • In the land of Dionysus. Beaujolais...
    on Sep 23, 2014
    Back to Lyon... I am still tired so I'll just try to give an overall account of what grape picking felt like.... The first days where exhausting.The vines where very small and we had to bend all day long to reach and cut them. The muscles in my back...
  • on Sep 19, 2014
    Dear readers. Bear with me. The grape picking is very demanding physically, plus internet connection is not very good. Next week I'll be back on line or at least I hope so...
  • the vandange aka the grape picking in france
    on Sep 17, 2014
    6.30 in the morningI have one thing to say. The vandange aka the grape picking is very tiring. I simply cannot feel some of my muscles. So. I will upload some pictures and hope you like them.Let's go pick some grapes!Brunch on the field...70 kilos of...
  • Tourist, not friend!
    on Sep 11, 2014
    After my day's rest, it was time for me to play tourist...I could walk around and see some sites. My first instinct was to get out of the house and go right. I walked and walked and walked and saw everybody doing their morning chores, pretty ladies o...
  • The end.
    on Sep 10, 2014
    I have to declare: when I leave this country I'll be fat. All these special cheeses, all these special sausages...Last Sunday was the last day on the mountain. Everyone was happy and tired...Monday was a day of rest. We talked about the weekend and s...
  • One more party. Scottish...
    on Sep 9, 2014
    There is something I'd like to say. It's so nice to be writing on my blog again... It is my baby and I have left it without any juice for too long. On the other hand, I am either too busy to write when I am back home, or I am out of subjects. Anyway.
  • Birthday on the mountain
    on Sep 8, 2014
    After a long sleep and strong coffee I think my brain is ready to start recalling the weekend.Did I say I love the French language? Did I say I have started speaking? My ears and tongue are getting used to this brilliant sound and are slowly reproduc...
  • camping in the french Alps
    on Sep 8, 2014
    Friday's fire was put out.We awoke on the mountain, yet another sunny hot day of smiley, happy faces... Somehow the tables were clean - some elder people were cooking for tonight's party - Coffee, croissants, breakfast, gifts to our birthday girl...
  • Lyon. Friend, not tourist....
    on Sep 7, 2014
    When Clio told me she'll have a party for her 25th birthday, nothing had prepared me for what was to follow.....Thursday was preparation day. Driving around to get the wine, clean the car, buy some clothes, get everything ready, get everyone accommod...
  • flowing like a river
    on Sep 4, 2014
    That is how it felt. Arrival at Geneva airport and then straight to the train station.On the train to Lyon I saw vast fields of sunflowers. Van Gogh's sunflowers. The sunset was painting them in a bluish green hue. I am in the south of France, the la...
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