Victoria Krasimirova moved to Lanzarote 5 years ago. Since then she has fallen in love with the island and culture. This time, the edition of “Your Photos Your Story” is a little different – Victoria has written a letter to younger self.
Where are you from originally, Victoria?
I was born in Bulgaria, a small, beautiful country between Greece, Turkey, Romania and The Black Sea.
And what made you decide to move to Lanzarote?
When I was finishing my studies at college, I was able to choose a destination for 6 months practice, due to my good grades. I chose Lanzarote, because I had never been that far from home and the thought of it was scary and adventurous at the same time.
How did you find life in Lanzarote?
At first, I was working and did not have much time to visit the tourist attractions. But I soon got to see every beach, mountain, and cave. Not forgetting the amazing sunsets, of course! I fell in love… and am living my best life in Lanzarote since 2015.
I can talk all day about Lanzarote’s lifestyle. Starting with the delicious food, the unreal volcanic scenery, the rich culture, the great history and the music for carnivals and fiestas. I love it all! I also take a real interest in the history and have read up on it in many books
Do you have any favourite places?
I love every aspect of the island, but the places I spend most of my time are Playa Blanca’s natural pools, Famara beach for surfing, the black beaches, and the many hidden caves across the island.
The pictures you submitted are great, where were they taken?
The pictures are taken at the beautiful black beach at Las Salinas. It is a small piece of heaven between El Golfo and Las Salinas, and a must-see for anyone visiting the island.
To my younger self
Would you believe someone, if they had told you
That your life will be perfect some day?
Who would have thought that you will be living in paradise?
Not even in your wildest dreams, dear.
I will tell you where this place is, but you need to do exactly what I say.
Go to the ocean. Put your towel on the sand.
Run to the water and let your hair get tangled by the salty breeze.
Sit there and watch the sunset.
Get in the car and follow the road, it will take you to the one you love.
Spend your days swimming in the natural pools by Playa Blanca.
Climb volcanos and explore caves.
Always smile and let the Sun be part of your journey.
Do not get scared when November comes.
It does not end after summer. It is always summer here.
You are in Lanzarote.
With love, Me