Disclaimer: this could be a quite philosophical article, so, if you’re not in the mood for some abstract thoughts, skip it. But if you’re looking for a way to address anxiety and stress, keep on reading. I’ll share with you two totally free and simple strategies I use myself whenever I feel bad for some … Continue reading Walking and writing: the perfect recipe to calm the soul
They say that “home” is a feeling and that home is wherever your heart is. And they couldn’t be more right. Personally, I think that this is one of the best feelings in the world, as it results from a mix of positive emotions such as happiness, comfort, love, acceptance, welcoming, simplicity and many more.
After having lived abroad for 3 years, always sharing a house with different people from different cultures, I started noticing some different patterns in behaviour. And that’s quite obvious, you’ll tell me. But there’s something that often go unnoticed: I am talking about the cultural rules regulating conversations.
Few weeks ago, I came across this video from Ted Talks that finally gave a name to this feeling I very often have. So I discovered that I am part of the team: master procrastinators.
As soon as I moved to Groningen, the Netherlands for my master’s, I started wondering about the soul of the Dutch cuisine. After weeks of asking people (and the Internet), I started getting discouraged: apparently the Dutch cuisine didn’t exist. Or if it did, it was nothing worth mentioning.
Dear friends, As anticipated in my previous article, I would like to share with you my first cultural shock. I'll try to focus on how i felt and what kind of thoughts popped up in my head
Dear fellow travellers, I am sure many of you will have experienced cultural shocks during your trips abroad. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first time you’ve gone to a foreign country or if you’re a seasoned globetrotter. Cultural shock comes unexpected and takes you by surprise.
Dear friends, It’s 3 am and I cannot sleep. They say you should learn from your mistakes, but I can’t help it. It’s always the same story: I am talking about having pizza for dinner. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing bad about having pizza for dinner and probably most people who eat pizza … Continue reading The Pizza Princess’ 3 am reflections or the trouble with eating pizza for dinner
Have you ever eaten out on your own? I have. Not often, but it’s happened. And you know what? Even if the food was impeccable and the restaurant was very pretty, I felt strange and out of place.
The idea of this blog stems from my passions: travelling, food, cultures, people, languages.