The time span between a set up of this blog and its actual coming-to-life with its first entry was quite long. Is it even possible to express myself in English as well as I do it in my near-mother-tongue Czech? I have heard someone say that as many languages as possible is the best choice. It is true that speaking and writing English I am not the same Katka that writes in Czech or Slovak. Suddenly I become Katrina, someone serious and calm, the silliness gives way to a calm and collected demeanor. However, my stylistics might sound and look just as funny as my putting ketchup on the pancakes once upon the time while living in Chicago.
Yet I do have a message to pass on, and I want to tell all the world that I love the Orient. My Orient, to make it clear, is the world from Morocco through the North Africa and the Levant countries through the Gulf and up to Iran. While I like travelling in general, is it worth anything to babble about Sri Lanka if I do not speak its language and do not know its culture? I doubt it. And all the respect to those that can and do it well. I will stick to my part of the world, with its Morocco-Iran borders.