Eat. Burn. Repeat: February 2017

One month ago I set out to change my life and didn’t even wait for Monday to start. In short, I decided this year is the year I am going to find balance between indulging in delicious foods and staying in shape. On top of that I promised to keep you guys updated on my progress…

How I Don’t Stay in Shape While Traveling the World

One of the most common questions I get as a food and travel blogger: “How do you eat your way around the world and stay in shape?” The short answer is: I don’t! Since I have started this blog a little over a year ago I gained 8 pounds. As you can see there’s no…

I Am a Realist, I Believe in Miracles

I don’t usually cry while writing a new blog post. Especially not in a crowded coffee shop. Memories, though, have a tendency to trigger emotions beyond your control. I didn’t plan it, I have no idea why I thought of that lonely December evening in Brazil today, but I did and now I have no…

Thoughts on 1 Year of Food and Travel Blogging

Today the most incredible thing happened: I received an email from the past, quite literally. One year ago I have started this blog, but the road to the decision was a long one and full of obstacles. Obstacles that I created for myself in my own mind, to be precise. On hesitations… The truth is…

The Biggest Problem of Having International Friends

What comes to your mind when you think of a possible problem with having friends all over the world? The language barrier? Naaah, facial expressions, gestures and, especially, alcohol help a lot in improving communication. You will be surprised, how proficient your language abilities become after having a couple of cocktails. Cultural differences? Not that…

Midnight Ramblings About Finding Your Voice

Right now I feel overwhelmed, and that’s why this post is not related to food in any way. It’s just me trying to make sense of all the information I consumed in the past days. Thoughts in my head are flying around bouncing of my temples, stumbling upon each other and producing tiny explosions. Sometimes…

The End of the World As I Knew It

“It’s not like anything I imagined,” is the best thought that can run through your mind upon arrival to a new country. It’s scary, promising, and exactly what I thought to myself after landing in Colombo. Standing outside in my figure-hugging pink dress and high heels, I could almost physically feel the realization, that I…

What Is the One Word that Describes USA?

One word that in my mind best describes USA is the word “comfort”. You would think I am going to say “freedom” or “democracy” but it really is “comfort” for me. I also think that it might be hard to understand for those who were born and raised in this country because you grew up…

Big Move to Texas and Current Favorite Coffee Spot

When you say that you are moving to Austin, Texas, you generally get two different types of reaction. From Americans and people who live in USA: “Awesome, Austin is such a cool and hip place”. From your friends and family abroad: “Texas? Are you going to live on a ranch and hangout with cowboys?” Texas,…

Ice Cream, Ocean and Memories in the City of Myrtle Beach

This New Year for me was a new start and a throw back in time simultaneously. I greeted 2016 in the city of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Many of you might know it as a popular vacation destination on Atlantic coast. For me, however, this town was the first glimpse of America. I was 19 years…