Maria and Anton on the beach

We have curls and we love coconuts!

Maria and Anton are not exactly sure anymore where the name comes from and why they had to name their diary Curls & Coconuts. Perhaps it is because of the love for coconuts they share. The coconut has been their fellow everywhere in Asia – it is water and food, it is also a bowl, a candleholder, an ashtray. In this blog, they share their stories and impressions on the overland way from Thailand to New Zealand. It is a diary of a curly girl and a curlier boy, who are in no hurry to get to their destination, they like to travel slowly, by means of hitchhiking, local buses and trains. Very often they take unplanned detours and silly decisions which make their travels even slower. They are curious about food wrapped in banana leaves and enjoy walks on narrow, old streets with character and dream of seeing a turtle underwater. Their current goal is to enjoy every day on the road, no matter if spent chilling on the beach with a coconut in hand or galloping in a crazy local bus on a mountain road.

Maria and Anton are not exactly sure anymore where the name comes from and why they had to name their diary Curls & Coconuts. Perhaps it is because of the love for coconuts they share. The coconut has been their fellow everywhere in Asia – it is water and food, it is also a bowl, a candleholder, an ashtray. In this blog, they share their stories and impressions on the overland way from Thailand to New Zealand. It is a diary of a curly girl and a curlier boy, who are in no hurry to get to their destination, they like to travel slowly, by means of hitchhiking, local buses and trains. Very often they take unplanned detours and silly decisions which make their travels even slower. They are curious about food wrapped in banana leaves and enjoy walks on narrow, old streets with character and dream of seeing a turtle underwater. Their current goal is to enjoy every day on the road, no matter if spent chilling on the beach with a coconut in hand or galloping in a crazy local bus on a mountain road.

 

Maria

Maria’s favorite thing is to wander the streets of an unknown town the first thing when her feet touch the ground of it. Before eating, before taking a shower. It is not something to be proud of, but she likes looking through the windows of the unfamiliar houses in foreign cities as she passes by. It is just stealing a glance, for seconds, and not from too close (well it is close, but she doesn’t stick a nose to the window (usually)). Sometimes, If someone notice her, she tries to get away from trouble with a smile, a wave and the few phrases in the local language. Sometimes, when someone notice her and offer a cup of tea or coffee or small talks she can’t refuse.
She is from the small town of Yambol in Bulgaria. A Computer science student from Sofia University, who doesn’t find computers much interesting but still worked as a web developer in Sofia and Austria for a couple of years. She dreams of spending several months in both New Zealand and Island. When (if) Maria finally grows up she will become a chocolatier.

Anton

Anton wanted to travel around the big world and it turns out this is one of the few dreams he keeps for a long time. He often changes his dreams. He believes that some dreams are being realised in a reverse way – first the dream comes true, after that you know it was a dream. He likes challenging himself. Often while travelling, he has a drink or two with the local men even though they don’t share a common language. This makes it even more interesting. “Why not” is his favorite phrase, for instance, when Maria tells him “Let’s go to Asia..”, he thinks and says “why not”. Anton is also born in Yambol, Bulgaria. He graduated Sociology and Economics in Sofia. He used to have a car, now is a happy owner of an old Honda Win motorbike. Used to work as a Career Consultant, now he is sometimes a bartender, other times a teacher or a guide. When he grows up (if) he will have a farm and big vegetable garden.

 

 

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