Eat. Burn. Repeat: March 2017

Never thought I would be happy to see the same damn number on the scale as 30 days ago, but, surprisingly, I am. As you might remember, it’s been two months since I’ve decided to take care of my body and lose weight. As if my body thought it would be a great joke, instead…

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…

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…

Cooking in Sri Lanka: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

All windows and doors open, my kitchen should have at least a slight breeze to let me have a breath of fresh air, instead it feels like I am slowly roasting in hell, my face red, sweat accumulating on my forehead and running down my spine. There’s no air conditioning in my kitchen – hence…

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…