Whilst some of my friends developed an interest for the culture, arts and other aspects of the East Asian countries, such as China, Japan or Thailand; I never felt particularly attracted to them. Perhaps I was more of an East Asia girl, with a passion for India, Israel, and other Arabic countries. The culture, love for food and family values are something that I appreciate hugely. Even though their understanding of religion might be different to my own views, I can see the spirituality in some of the things they live on the day to day life.
Remember that blog post that I wrote a while ago about deciding where to spend my summer holidays? I was pondering whether the perfect holiday for this year could be a trip to Mexico, a week in Menorca or even a city escapade to Denmark. However, life is funny in its own way and as usually happens with you are trying to make plans, something gets in the middle and you have to improvise.
After two years renting in Edinburgh, my husband and I realised very quickly that the money we were paying every month to the landlord would be better invested in something else. It was 2013 and our rent for a 2 bedroom flat was £800, plus all the bills and council tax on top *expensive alert!*.
A clean home is a happy home. I don’t particularly enjoy tidying up and dusting around but I appreciate when my home is spotless and everything it is in its place. Our flat is an average 70sqm size, with two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen and living room, so the amount of housework that we have to do is fairly attainable.
My passion for traveling is beyond control. Planning to discover somewhere new, learning about it, finding all its secret hidden spots is just my thing. So when Airbnb was born, I actually embraced it with the same enthusiasm, as it would allow me to travel like a local, to “live” in my destination rather than just staying for some days.
The world is so beautiful and so big that it is impossible to choose a holiday destination without feeling that you are missing out *hello, holiday FOMO!*. All the names that I have listed on my holiday wish list are dream places and it feels extremely difficult to choose just one.
However, within my busy lifestyle holidays are limited and I must make a decision so we can start planning the trip and are able to pencil in some dates in the diaries. Right now, we change our mind every three seconds as to where we would like to go, so I thought about summarising pros and cons in a travel blog post to help clear my mind.
Soups are definitely not my thing. Even in Winter months, when your body craves something comforting and warm, I would rather have a cup of tea than a bowl of soup. I find soup boring because I feel I am eating the same thing spoonful after spoonful.
The first time I visited Paris was a long, long time ago. I went with my sister to celebrate her graduation. We didn’t have a lot of money *broke teenagers* so we just jumped on a 12h bus ride with a couple of homemade sandwiches to take us through the journey.