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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Having a blog: when you don’t know what to write about (help!)

Having a blog: when you don’t know what to write about (help!)

When starting a blog -- regardless of the debate on whether or not blogs are dying a slow death -- I set clear goals: keep myself sane while looking for a new job, trying to hold myself accountable for a better health (food and sports), and maintain my sense of humor. Did I succeed at [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]