This photo was taken in my second site, a small town to the east of Sofia, Bulgaria. My mother and two of my best friends from the U.S. came to visit during the summer of 2011, when this image was taken. My best American friend, Katya, is pictured on the right; meanwhile, one of my best Bulgarian friends, also named Katya, is on the left. My Bulgarian Katya is wearing a pair of sunglasses that my Mother had gifted to me, and my American Katya is wearing her glasses from the States. Both felt very fashionable and fabulous, but most importantly they were just excited that they were meeting one another ~ two of my best friends from my two worlds ~ and that they share the same name! It was absolutely lovely!