New journeys: Paris thoughts

Why do some people move, change countries, leave their culture, friends and family behind forever? And why is it that to others that idea in itself would be not just crazy, but inconceivable? I believe that in each and every one of us we have an invisible force, something that makes us tick and drives the…

Au Revoir London!

“A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Moving to a new country is kind of like transgressing backwards in time, to a period in which your…

The cozy Cotswolds: A step back in time

I spent a few days in the Cotswolds with my family this past week, going from one small village to the next in search of elusive traditional British pub grub, cozy Bed and Breakfasts with quintessentially English breakfast fry ups and the best ale this side of the Thames. Before delving into my British adventure,…

Trust me, if you haven’t eaten in Thailand you haven’t lived.

I had never been to Thailand before so when my boyfriend and I jetted off to Bangkok in early July I had distorted expectations, or fantasies, of what the peninsula would be like. I fully expected white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons glimmering under rays of scorching warmth, heat that melts away your stress and…

The History of a Munchkin

Indonesia has been my home since I was a munchkin. Three to be precise. And yes, I would describe myself as a munchkin, cause I was cute. Damn cute. Things change. Take that as you will, but Indonesia is no longer my home, in a sense. It’s a land of contrasts, of sickening wealth and…

The Virgin Blogger

I’m a newbie blogger, a virgin. I’ve read blogs, but to be perfectly honest, I haven’t read that many. And I haven’t subscribed to any. I wish I could quote funny anecdotes by genius bloggers, but no, I’ve never followed. That’s not to say I haven’t read them and become interested, touched, and inspired, it’s…