East in Eden

East in Eden

Surviving New Zealand in characteristic Eastern European style, while helplessly falling in love with the 'Land of the Thousand Rainbows', the 'Most Beautiful Rainy Hell', the 'Land of Relentless Biscuit Eaters' - Aotearoa, the 'Last Eden on Earth'. I never perceived our life in New Zealand as exile and emigration as martyrdom, as it is the custom (and pretty much a patriotic obligation) in the Bulgarian cultural and literary tradition. Our life in Aotearoa was a challenge and a lifetime adventure, a love affair and a hilarious comedy (with just the tiny bit of drama) in a land, regarded by the rest of the world as the last Eden on Earth. This book is my humble attempt to tell the story of our hardship and joy, suffering and fun, the mundane and the extraordinary, the adventurous and the banal, that we faced during our six years in New Zealand. It is about the friends we found. The clichés we wrestled. The wonders we witnessed. The people we met. The lessons we learned. The country we reluctantly, but helplessly fell in love with. About Aotearoa - The Land Of The Long White Cloud. About New Zealand - at the end of the world.

Title:East in Eden
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781629012339
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  • Lilia

    Много ме забавляваше тази книга! Смях се с глас, и четох, и търсих после да видя картини от Нова Зеландия в нета...

  • Maria

    От незнайно колко време искам да отида в Нова Зеландия, нещо като детска мечта ми е. Може би е най-екзотичното ...

  • Deni Nersezova

    East of Eden is a happy story of group of young migrants who shared their first years of their new life on the other side of the Earth. Good story of people who grew as friends and became closer than ...

  • Galia

    Разкошна книга!!! Потопих се изцяло в атмосферата на Нова Зеландия, "видях" всичките й красоти и невероятни пей...

  • Mileto

    Чудесно неочаквано пътешествие!...

  • Diyana Yosifova

    Ако се откриете в най-малко едно от долните описания, то горещо ви препоръчвам тази книга:1) обичате да пътуват...

  • Anna Dimitrova

    ПО принцип пътеписите са ми скучни, особено ако не са придружени от качествени снимки, но пък и рядко ми се слу...

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    Well, thats the book I can read and read with the same pleasure as if Ive just started it. Thats a story for the wonder of life, the charm of seeking and the delight of finding. Emotional charging, it...

  • Stanka Moskov

    Finally, the Bulgarian readers are not the only privileged group, able to selfishly enjoy Izabela Shopovas masterful writing! The book East in Eden, recently translated into English is a cosmopolitan ...

  • Roumiana Velikova

    The English-reading public can finally enjoy Izabela Shopovas delightful travel memoir that made Bulgarians fall in love with New Zealand. The author, who moved with her family from Eastern Europe to ...