Hey, nice to meet you :)
We're a young couple from Belarus: Natasha, Ilya, and a small child Egor.
Ilya was born in Blagoveshchensk, Russia, which borders with China. Natasha is from Belarusian cultural capital Vitebsk. Now we both live in Grodno, Belarus.
SOME FACTS ABOUT OUR CITIES:
Grodno isn't as old as other Belarussian cities. However, it has a lot of ancient buildings and beautiful parks with clean streets. We're the lucky ones, who can see one of the main forest parks through the apartment windows. Here in Grodno, you can be a part of such festivals as The Festival of National Cultures (it brought together around 1500 representatives of 35 national diasporas), Rock & Bike fest, etc.
Vitebsk is 500 km far north-east from Grodno and has a lot of historical buildings, churches, and museums as well. Each one has its own rich history. Vitebsk is glorified by its International Festival of Arts Slavonic Bazaar. This fest is kinda like a trademark of our country. For years it has been promoting cross-cultural dialogue between different nations. What about interesting events in your country or city?
SOME FACTS ABOUT US:
(maybe we have some common topics to share)
Cycling is the main sports activity for Ilya. He's also like to make stuff from wood. Music is also a big part of his life and can be any mix from hard rock to melodic new age. BTW, which is your favorite group or singer?
Natasha loves to knit a huge variety of beautiful things from toys to clothes. She's also do like to collect berries and mushrooms in the woods. As for sports - it mostly swimming. We both in love with books. Usually, it's mostly about science fiction or fantasy. You're welcome to share your favorite book or author :)
(to make your job easier :)
NB! Dear friend, if you feel that you have something to show - just go ahead! Make us a surprise :) However, if there're no ideas, so it'd be great to see something from below:
- sparrows & bullfinches (or any other cute and small birds)
- ships & lighthouses (astonishing sailing wooden warship ones)
- old buildings & streets of your land (especially if it's something unique, not just popular touristic sights)
- pandas & hedgehogs (special for Natasha)
- ink wash paintings
- mountains & waterfalls
- Harenberg Kalender series
- everything about space
P.S. We'd love if you write something in your own language (even without translating) or draw some funny doodle. Maybe you're an artist and can draw a true masterpiece on the back side of the card! Gosh, sounds cool!
Your doodles are so funny & creative and words so kind & warm!
Thanks a lot! You're all awesome!
Natasha and Ilya