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Travel bucket list

Since I was a little kid, I have been dreaming about spending Christmas in Moscow - and it is still high on my bucket list of travel related experiences. Which other places I´d like to visit? Continue reading to find out.

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No One Writes to the Colonel

No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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My rating: 7/10

I have to admit I was a bit scared of reading Márquez, because I knew his 100 years of solitude is a book with a lot of characters and plot twists. It wasn't necessary because this book is different, it's a short story about an old colonel. He lives with his old, ill wife and they're both poor and struggling to survive. The colonel is patiently waiting for a letter that would mean money for his family, however, it doesn't come. The book is very deep and the story of old man's powerlessness is very touching.

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The Greenhouse


The Greenhouse by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
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My rating: 8/10

I was supposed to read at least 8 books written by Scandinavian authors for my university entrance exam and I grabbed this book, not knowing what it would be about. I only loved the Czech cover.

The book is about a young boy who decides to leave home, his caring father and autistic brother and fly to a foreign country to fullfill his dream of recreating an old rose garden. He's doing very well when he gets a phone call from mother of his baby girl and his life changes.

What I loved about this book was how real it was, it's obviously made up, but it seems like no fiction at all. It's probably not a book that you would read over and over again, but it's a great story of a young man on his intricated way to independce touched by his previous imprudence. Definitely a good summer read.

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