Arıçılar

Kəlbəcər rayonundan məcburi köçkün düşüb Oğuz rayonunda məskunlaşmış bir ailə. Arıçılıq dədə-baba peşələri olduğu üçün çətinliklərə baxmayaraq burada da bu ənənəni davam etdirməyə çalışırlar. Arıların ailənin ən kiçik üzvünə kimi sancmasına baxmayaq, ağsaqqal onlardan incimədiyini və “Bal tutan barmağın da yalayar, bal tutanı arı da dalayar” deyə bildirdi. Səxavətlə məni evlərində qonaq etmək istəsələr də, bir rayonda ən çoxu Continue reading

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Phantom Hitchhikers and Other Urban Legends, by Albert Jack

                     Just ordered!
Phantom hitchhikers and other urban legends : the strange stories behind tall tales / Albert Jack.

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phantom I have been interested in myths and urban legends ever since a preteen sleepover introduced me to the story of the The Hook (You know, the one about the couple at the local makeout spot who hear a strange scraping noise on the car.  They get scared and drive quickly home — only to find a bloody hook hanging from the car door handle). I have since learned to be skeptical of these stories — though it sometimes is hard to tell what is based on fact and what is fantasy.

I picked up Albert Jack’s book, and skimmed several stories before sitting down to read it cover to cover.  I was pleased to find many a tale I hadn’t heard before.

Did you hear about the scorned woman who stuffed seafood in the curtain rods throughout the home just before her ex-husband and his new wife put it up for…

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Solo backpacking

                                                                                                                                        A good traveller has no fixed plan and is not intent on arriving. /Lao Tzu/

Well, actually, I was planning to write a post about my hitching experience quite a while ago, but then, my laziness got in the way, like always and here I am, ended up with copying/pasting all my #hitchhiking and #avtostop hashtagged tweets that I wrote during my nearly five-week-long trip. I still believe, one day I’ll write a proper post with lots of pictures and videos in it. I have plenty of materials in my backpack to work with, but for now, this is all I can offer 🙂 Continue reading