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Coffee And Tea – Chapter Eleven – Incredible India

“Would you like to visit India, Isabel? Incredible India!” “Yes. But I shall not. I am afraid of huge spiders, wild snakes and scorpions.” “Yes, you have to have an adventurous spirit! You may fall off a camel, or get lost in a jungle. Well, that’s the cost of India’s dramatic, breathtaking nature. The people of India reveres its mountains.…

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Coffee and Tea – Chapter Ten – Lingerie

“It will be a pity, in fact, a disaster Isabel, if you leave Paris before you have tried shopping for lingerie. I will actually be very happy to assist. Let’s stroll around the shops until I tell you what I know about lingerie.” “It’s very hard to find something fancy for my curvy figure…” – Isabel complained. “This is Paris,…

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COFFEE AND TEA – Chapter Nine – The Mystery of Mona Lisa

“What one quality makes you an artist, Isabel?” “Concentration. Concentration is love, Ashton. There is a special way to hold a pencil, a brush, there is a special mood, a meditative and intense passion, when you draw and paint you feel more alive.” Leonardo da Vinci once said: “In painting, I can do everything possible.” But his abilities transcended painting:…

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COFFEE AND TEA – Chapter Seven – Shakespeare

“Good Morning, dearest Isabel! This is Parc des Buttes-Chaumont – it’s a magical spot definitely worthy of a stroll. What are we going to discuss today?” “Shakespeare” “Literary discussions, dear, are tricky. I think it was Oscar Wilde who once put it that way: “To analyze a work of literature is like eating a delicious and juicy apple, and suddenly…

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alternative health

COFFEE AND TEA – Chapter Six – Alternative Health

“So, you never drink Ashton. That is a healthy choice.” “Living healthy is something I am very well acquainted with – still I adore fast food. Let me take you for a pizza. Among the best informal places in the city is Nick’s Pizza. It works late hours. What are we going to discuss there?” “Alternative Health.” “All herbalists, Isabel,…

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COFFEE AND TEA – Chapter Five – Alcoholic Drinks

“Alcoholic drinks, seriously? Amazing! Shall I show you the way to the next whiskey bar, Isabel?” “Tell me what one needs to know to claim he is a beer lover or a wine connoisseur.  I am the absolute amateur drinker. Enlighten me, Ashton!” “Most people do not know how to drink, Isabel. When it comes to alcoholic drinks, their qualities…

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ancient history

COFFEE AND TEA – Chapter Two – Ancient History

“Why are you interested in Ancient History?” “The past is appealing” she stated much in the tone of “I love everything French,” and Ashton raised an eyebrow. “We keep digging to learn about our ancestors and their super clever ways of living without the perks of contemporary civilization. They made artifacts and created monuments and built wonders of the world…

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COFFEE AND TEA – Chapter One – Introduction

After a cup of tea or coffee the stomach says to the brain, “Now rise, and show your strength. Be eloquent, and deep, and tender; see, with a clear eye, into Nature, and into life: spread your white wings of quivering thought, and soar, a god-like spirit, over the whirling world beneath you, up through long lanes of flaming stars…

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