Welcome to my blog of murky narcissism.

 Globe Drifting 

I grew up in England where I studied French and Chinese; my father is Bulgarian, my mother is German Jewish and I am caught somewhere in between. With my Jewish nose, Bulgarian skin and English accent, I at once belong to British, East German, Bulgarian, Jewish, French and Chinese cultures and yet to none of them at all; shifting between cultural identities, I am drifting across the globe in the hope of stumbling upon enlightenment- or at very least, a nice fat piece of double chocolate cake. The world is my oyster, my oyster through a lens…

Have an idle gander through my blog on global issues, cinema, cycling, travel, photography, fashion and the dolly mixture that is life.


I also love this song.

Go to Heaven for the climateHell for the company.’ Mark Twain



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  1. Hi Rachel,
    Your blog is amazing, very interesting, colorful and inspirational, i can feel your written voice in every article. I know i’ll learn so many things here because i admire your background and the richness of cultures you grow up with, they helped you to be the fascinating person and the free spirit that you are today.
    Thank you for following my blog, is honoring me. I’m looking forward to read more of your writings.
    Best wishes,

  2. You have an interesting site. May I say it is an eye-opening site in that it requires us see others in a whole new light. Thank you for following my blog.

  3. What a fantastic site you have here. I like the multicultural connections running through your life. I highly recommend you take a look at an amazing space called Holistic Wayfarer. Diana, it’s creator, has put together one of the best global interviews on race and culture I’ve ever read.

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  6. Well Hello!

    Thanks for taking a peek at my blog. I’m just LOVIN’ yours! Your photo’s are awesome! I’m a new fan and following. I am the “Go 2 Girl” for recovery from addicted gambling & alcohol, Speak up and share my story of living with Mental illness from the childhood trauma & abuse I also Speak out about! Other than that? I’m just another normal human!….LOL. OH, and a 1st time published author too! Many take a peek at my book… http://www.amazon.com/dp/0984478485

    Happiness & Blessings,

  7. That is so crash (cool) that you belong to to so many different cultures. The uniqueness of that aspect of your life can’t be claimed by anyone else but you. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

  8. Hi Rachel, You have some very interesting items. Enjoyed particularly your comments on North Korea. Thanks for following my blog – hope it gives you pleasure. Des.

  9. Thank you for your recent visit to my blog. I love all the subjects that you’re interested in sharing your views on. I will check into your various topics to see what your thoughts are.

    Are you focussing on a photo project at the moment?

  10. Guten Tag Frau Nachbarin – Aren’t you lovley!? What a lovely contrast to this bitter, old queen, Aunt Babewyn! She’s added your sweetness to her menagerie … looking foreward to smiling when i see you.

  11. Hi Rachel, thanks for following my blog! It looks really interesting and I definately will be exploring the thoughts of a fellow drifter (I have a song with that title!) …it seems we both have a love for Berlin. I’ve been there a few times, hanging out mainly in Freidrichshain. It’s been too long and I need to go back. Anyway, long may you drift…:)

  12. Thanks for the follow, Rachel. I’m impressed how much thought you put into your posts, No self-promotion or ‘what I did yesterday’ postings, just serious questions and philosophical articles.

  13. Hi Rachel! You’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award! If you accept this award, please proudly display it on your site, thank the person who nominated you, write 7 things about you, post the rules and 15 folks you nominate for this award. It is way for we bloggers to recognize each other and give a little “love’ for your exceptional efforts. Congratulations! WhidbeyIslandGirl.net

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  15. you are such a huge mix, it’s truly interesting, I will start to follow you because I’m sure you have a lot of interesting stories to tell 🙂 cheers PedroL

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