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Ellis Shuman
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Are you a daydreamer? That's OK. It's part of the requirements for being a writer.
Tweet The other night at the dinner table, my wife noticed that I wasn't focusing on our conversation. In fact, I was staring off into space, with my fork held in midair. "Hello, are you there?" she asked. "Sorry, I was wo...
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Since childhood!
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Cover Reveal, and yes, it's in Bulgarian
I am proud to show you the cover of my novel The Burgas Affair , which will be published by Ciela , the leading Bulgarian publishing house, in May. THE BURGAS AFFAIR . A Bulgarian policeman is teamed up with an Israeli woman from the Mossad as they work a c...
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Only in Israel: Kosher for Passover Beer
I have written about the gluten free beers made by  Meadan Craft Brewing in the past, especially about their beer made from hummus . Now the brewery has taken the next step - brewing the first-ever kosher for Passover beer. Meadan's Date Ale, a beer made fr...
I have written about the gluten free beers made by Meadan Craft Brewing in the past, especially about their beer made from hummus. Now the brewery has taken the next step - brewing the first-ever kosher for Passover beer. ...
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I have often promoted Bulgaria as an inexpensive travel destination, but there's no need to compromise on your accommodations. I have stayed at some very luxurious hotels - all at very affordable prices!
Tweet Bulgaria has something for everyone. There are sandy beaches on the shores of the Black Sea; a metropolitan lifestyle in Sofia; art shops and galleries in Plovdiv's Old Town. Historical villages dot the countryside sho...
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When I Was in Belgium
The recent terror attacks in Brussels and the subsequent manhunt for terrorists made me think back to the weekend my wife and I spent in the Belgian capital last September. Security considerations were the last thing on our minds, even when we spent an enti...
The recent terror attacks in Brussels and the subsequent manhunt for terrorists made me think back to the weekend my wife and I spent in the Belgian capital last September. Security considerations were the last thing on our m...
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Recent Reads
Lately I have been reading a lot more than I have been writing. Some of the books I’ve read have been good while others did nothing more than help pass the time between writing projects. When I finish reading a book I usually write a review. As an author I ...
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My novel will be published in Bulgaria in May!
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Chat in the Writers’ Chateau
This interview was originally published on Lisette’s Writers’ Chateau in February 2014 and while some of my answers concerning the publication of Valley of Thracians now seem a bit outdated, other points have stood the test of time. The interview covers my ...
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Of Storks and Fire Dancers
On the feast day of Saint Constantine and Elena, tourists gather in the villages of southeastern Bulgaria to watch the centuries-old tradition of fire dancing. These nestinari dancers, moving in a trancelike state barefoot on smoldering embers while holding...
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Luxury Travel in Bulgaria Is Totally Affordable
Bulgaria has something for everyone . There are sandy beaches on the shores of the Black Sea; a metropolitan lifestyle in Sofia; art shops and galleries in Plovdiv's Old Town. Historical villages dot the countryside showcasing renaissance architecture from ...
Bulgaria has something for everyone. There are sandy beaches on the shores of the Black Sea; a metropolitan lifestyle in Sofia; art shops and galleries in Plovdiv's Old Town. Historical villages dot the countryside showcasing...
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Ellis - Never thought about vacationing there - sounds lovely!
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I Couldn't Believe What I Saw Out My Sarajevo Hotel Window
My wife and I arrived in Sarajevo in June, as part of our tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We were eager to visit a city rich in history, culture, and religious diversity. Our trip to Sarajevo coincided with the one hundred year anniversary of the assassinat...
My wife and I arrived in Sarajevo in June, as part of our tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We were eager to visit a city rich in history, culture, and religious diversity. Our trip to Sarajevo coincided with the one hundred ye...
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The Faces of Israel
This video, produced by Yehuda Gelb of YG Productions , shows the many faces of Israel - religious, secular, young, old, Jewish, Arab, Israeli-born, and new immigrants. "After watching this video how can you not be proud to be a part of Israel!" the video i...
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Author of The Virtual Kibbutz and Valley of Thracians
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Originally from Sioux City, Iowa, I have been living in Israel since the age of fifteen. I served in the Israeli army, was the founding member of a kibbutz, and currently reside on a moshav outside Jerusalem. I lived and worked in Bulgaria during the years 2009 - 2010. To contact me: ellisshuman @ gmail.com
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