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Silvia Marinova


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Traveling - what is that all about?

Life teaches us in the best possible way, doesn't it! In this respect, the most useful part of it has been traveling. Spinning round and round like a rolling stone or soaring like a kite if you prefer - wherever the wind takes you in a whisk or a blow ...

Seeing and experiencing new places has been the most genuine source of knowledge and growth in my life - not only do I learn about my closest friends who I travel with but I also get to know myself better by seeing the world through a different set of eyes every time.

So, my question (OK may be a few ?) to the TED community is:

1. What is traveling to you - a way of life, growth, escape or...?

2. Where would you most like to go?

3. Can you recommend a gorgeous place where you've been?

I'll tell you all my answers at the end of our discussion here 'cause you gotta earn them I guess. ;) Enjoy!


Topics: travelling

Closing Statement from Silvia Marinova

Now to give you my closing statement:
Travelling for me is growth and escape because otherwise I feel trapped in one place really.
I'd most like to visit Japan and live there for some time I guess.
As for a gorgeous place I've been to I'd recommend a mountain in Bulgaria: Rila.
Thank you all for participating ... it's been a pleasure!

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    Nov 1 2011: Hi Silvia traveling is a way to feed my curiousities about people and cultures. The problem is that you usually get to see just very tiny part about a place and attribute too many things to cultural differences.
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      Nov 1 2011: So right you are Amily! I believe that if you don't stay longer in a place you can quite easily be misled and believe things which are actually not so true. Anyway, I do hope that Sofia is not the last place where I'll lay my footprint.
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        Nov 2 2011: You got a plenty of time!! I would love to have you here in China someday maybe...;D
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          Nov 4 2011: That would be a dream come true ... China fascinates me! It's a paradise lost in the vastness of Asia! :) Someday, definitely!
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        Nov 2 2011: Silvia - if you have the desire to travel, you'll find a way to do it. It took me 2 years to save for my trip to Alaska and it is taking me 4 to save for a trip to England I'm planning. Just decide where you want to go, and set a time limit to save for it - then go and enjoy.
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          Nov 4 2011: Ah, England is another dream destination as I grew up with English on my mind and it's much nearer to my homeland here! You are quite right I daresay and I hope to meet more determined people like you along the way to wherever.
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        Nov 2 2011: Now Silvia; you know that you have an open invitation to visit Boston and it will my pleasure to give you a wonderful presentation of my beloved home town. And.... we will go to see a magnificent waterfall that is next on my list. I hope to see your foot prints here soon.:-) lol.
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          Nov 4 2011: Thanks so much for the invite and I do hope that I'll be able to come back to the US soon ... Boston sounds sooo great that can't miss it for the world. :) I can only say that I wish you could come and visit me here in Sofia as well. :)

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