We usually come across many articles encouraging young couples to have kids, extolling the virtues and joys of parenthood, how amazing it is to have a child and how the love for a child supercedes all obstacles. Seldom do we see articles that address and even moot the idea of being childless by choice. Perhaps … More 4 months pregnant
Tucked in a side alley just off istikal cadassi, one of the most popular avenues in Istanbul, is an authentic Turkish coffee shop. I’ve heard they serve the best traditional coffee in the city, evident from the locals-only crowd. When I approached, all eyes turned on me, the lone Asian girl in a quiet alley. … More Solo in Istanbul, Turkey
*climbing trip report ahead, you might be tempted to abandon all forms of non-climbing related activity. read at your own risk. Friends who know A and I will know that climbing is a huge part of our lives, after all, we first met and trained together in our varsity rock-climbing team. Living in Europe now … More A brief guide to Winter Climbing in Sicily.
It’s summer in Europe! We have been planning a road trip through Europe ever since we moved to Holland. The plan was to drive to the various climbing crags around Europe and intersperse that with sightseeing as well. After we bought our Renault Kangoo in April, this plan became more concrete and we finally embarked on … More On the road for the next 2 months!
It is so nice to be back after 6 weeks away from the Netherlands! I spent the past 1.5 months in New York City and no, I am still not that city girl strutting down 5th avenue. I missed having open pastures, flowers at every corner and basically not having to dodge people rushing past … More When I met you (New York City) in the Summer!
You know Spring is here in the Netherlands when everyone starts lounging on grass patches in the parks, having beer picnics in the sunshine and playing catch with their dogs. The sidewalks of cafes are filled with people sitting in the sunshine and ice cream sundaes replace hot chocolate as the order of the day. … More Spring colours in the Netherlands
A and I have just returned from a short getaway to Austria to catch the last of winter´s snow atop the Austria Alps and the views are nothing short of breathtaking. We took the flight to Innsbruck and flew back from Salzburg. (1 hr flight, 130 euros return on budget carrier from Netherlands) With day … More Austria, with a sidetrip to Germany