Ciao, Italia!

Ciao, Italia!

So back in June we finally took a much-deserved break and went on vacation for a week. I had been looking forward to this trip for so long because ever since we moved to the Netherlands, I hadn't had a real break -- I wanted to get the hang of the new job, the new city [...]

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Colors of Brazil

Colors of Brazil

It is a Monday -- in my opinion, the least exciting day of the week. Some would say it is an opportunity for a new challenge, but those are also probably the people who set New Year's resolutions and actually stick to them. Me? I'm more of a "let's make decisions on a random July day [...]

Waking up in Rio

Waking up in Rio

“This is it,” I thought while looking outside of the airplane window just before landing in Rio de Janeiro, “the adventure is about to begin. Brace yourself, girl, I have a feeling this is nothing like you’ve ever seen before.”  I was excited to land in Rio, as Brazil had been on my bucket list's top 5 [...]

Traveling the ch-easy way

Traveling the ch-easy way

When your life is packed in a suitcase, this means that one day you could be eating gelato at an Italian square, find yourself enjoying a fondue in Switzerland, or savoring a German beer (even though I'm not quite convinced that beer is something that you can actually savor?...) at a Brauerei, along with a Schnitzel and potato salad. In my case, [...]