What is FOSS?
In Icelandic “Foss” means “waterfall”. I have lived in Iceland for 4 years and my experience there changed me. I met a lot of friends and even family there in a really big part of my active life, so Iceland will be always a big part of my heart. I was living in a really isolated area in South Iceland between the biggest National Park Skaftafell and the Glacier lagoon Jokursarlon. When I came there nature was pure, beautiful and still not touched by human impact. I was living on a different planet.
Completely different world than what I knew till this moment. I loved to travel around Iceland because it is really beautiful around and everywhere there are thousands of powerful and breathtaking waterfalls. Every time I was going as close as possible to the waterfalls to get wet of the mist. In this way, I was a part of nature, so beautiful, so pure, so strong. You can see waterfalls in places where the topography of the Earth is completely changed – commonly formed in the upper course of a river in steep mountains and no matter how unexpected the change of the water flow is it forms beautiful waterfall that blows your mind. After the waterfall, the water just continues running calmly and easily through the valley. It is exactly how the life goes. Everybody has to pass through a big change in order his life to continue much better, much calmer. Iceland was my waterfall, so now my life is running smoother than before. I didn’t realize it but before I went there my life was frozen in a glacier on the top of the mountain and it melted and started to run through the big change of the waterfall to continue much easier and smoother now.
Every time I am close to the waterfall I am taking a part of the powerful mist and it is my source of life and power to continue with all my aims afterward.
So MY WORLD FOSS is MY WORLD WATERFALL from which everyone can be inspired and can take a part of the mist to be more powerful to continue his/her life. So I hope that MY WORLD FOSS could be a source of life for everyone who is landing on my blog and who is looking for inspiration to live an amazing life.
WHO AM I?
I am Mariya from Bulgaria and I am an adventurous person who is inspired to live a life full of interesting and challenging possibilities. That’s why in my life I have lived in 4 countries – Bulgaria, Iceland, United Kingdom and the USA.
WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALREADY?
I have travelled to 40+ countries like Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, Qatar, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, USA, French Polynesia, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, Indonesia, Netherlands, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Luxemburg, Monaco, Turkey, Greece, Kosovo, Croatia and many others. I have already made my first full circle around the world and I have experienced a 48-hours day in my life. My passion to travel is the main reason to plan and explore as many as possible countries in the world and I always have a plan for my next trip.
MY BACKGROUND AND WHY I LOVE TO TRAVEL?
My varied work experience as an expert in political campaigns, screenplay writer in a TV program, a manager in an online company and assistant manager of a hotel is the reason to give me an excellent opportunity to explore new areas, develop my skills and gain valuable experience that makes me more curious about life. I have Master degree in Diplomacy and International Relations, so I love to explore different places and to live in a multicultural environment.
As a student, I also traveled through different Work and Travel Programs which were an amazing way to enjoy the life in this period. These programs are wonderful decision to visit interesting countries and to be near to exciting cultures and to see closely their way of living. So I am always trying to find the best way to travel according to my financial possibilities to visit all magnificent destinations that I was dreaming
I am traveling in all possible ways and levels. I already experienced budget trips and also five-starts amazing vacations on top destinations and every time I am organizing and managing everything, so I could be helpful with advises and tips for different exciting places. I could recommend you both – on one hand, nice and cute camps, backpackers and even places for sleeping in the car, but on the other hand, five-stars ways to spend your time in great destinations. I could promise you that no matter how you will travel there is always perfect solutions for every budget and every destination. If there is a desire, there is always a solution how to make it. So dream and just enjoy the life 🙂