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Slavic Languages Aesthetic

Russian: warm black tea with honey. Warmth from the fireplace after a cold day outside. Cookies and old books.

Bulgarian: Green fields and the fresh morning air. The sunrise peaking out behind a mountain. Small potted plants outside a house.

Serbian: cigarette smoke drifting through the streets of a busy city. Rain falling down harshly but gently at the same time.

Ukrainian: sunflowers in a field surrounded by blue skies and sunshine. Flower crowns and cute cats hiding among window sills.

Polish: old historical buildings and cobblestones. A dewy morning. White curtains wafting through the breeze.

Slovenian: a small boat drifting quietly down a lake. Small churches hidden behind lush trees and hills. The smell of blooming flowers before spring.

Bosnian: old coffeeshops and beautiful rugs with intricate designs. Small lanterns tinkling in a window. Bridges with arches and minarets in the distance. The feeling of warmth you get from seeing an old friend.

“Be foolishly in love,
because love is all there is.
There is no way into presence
except through a love exchange.” -Rumi

Badshahi Mosque.
Lahore, Pakistan. (Instagram: aabbiidd)

Qom - Iran

Qom is the eighth largest city in Iran. Located on the banks of the Qom River, it is considered holy by Shia Islam, as it is the site of a shrine, dedicated to Fatimah bint Musa, sister of Imam Ali al-Ridha. Many people make the pilgrimage to the shrine, to seek recovery from ailments, solutions to problems, and forgiveness for sin. The city is also famous for its Persian brittle toffee, called Sohan. Sold in over 2,000 shops in the city, it is a great a great souvenir.