I heard this question so many times while traveling through India: “But why would you go to Ranchi?!”. Fair enough. When picturing India, what first comes to mind are the magnificent Taj Mahal, the old fortresses of Rajasthan, a camel ride in the desert, the Goan trance parties or the beaches of Kerala… But certainly … Continue reading “But why would you go to Ranchi?!”
It’s spring in the Netherlands. Time to brush off your winter boots, get out your hiking boots, stretch your legs and find some nature. But where is there to go? Never fear, nature lovers. Even though most of the parks and wildlife areas in the Netherlands are man-made and perfectly manicured, this doesn’t mean that … Continue reading Finding nature in the Netherlands
On the occasion of the International Day of Happiness celebrated on 20 March, let’s have a closer look at the latest lifestyle guides which are increasingly flooding the shelves of our bookshops. From Scandinavia to Asia, they all promise to bring you happiness through wellbeing, inner peace, and the discovery of your purpose in life. The … Continue reading Hygge, Lagom, Ikigai, Wabi-Sabi: what’s your happiness approach?
Just type “BodypumpTM”, “BodyattackTM”, or “RPMTM” on Google. You will find tons of articles on these full-body workouts, and reasons why you should start lifting up weights. Being a Les Mills addict for 5 years now, I can only agree with these multiple reasons. I was hooked from the very first class and have achieved … Continue reading The lesser known history of Les Mills global fitness programmes
I was about to turn 40 and I wanted to give myself a very special present, such as travelling somewhere far away on one of those trips which stay forever in one’s mind and soul. I chose Argentina since I’ve always wanted to travel long hours through kilometres and kilometres of nothing, traversing the deserted … Continue reading #I travel alone
Last weekend was Black Friday, a phenomenon which only a couple of years ago most of us, living in countries far from the United States, had never heard about. Then suddenly you wake up one cold morning of November to see it everywhere; on emails from on line shops displaying amazing offers, on signs outside … Continue reading Are you sure you want to buy that?
Charly Sinewan has been traveling 7 years around the world on a motorbike. This is quite something and it is so even more for me if I tell you that he was my first love. It is funny to think now that we wanted to get married and have children at the age of 17. Luckily we didn’t … Continue reading Life of a Nomad
If I think about my parents’ generation at my age, people were mainly focused on taking care of the family and on their work. They would only socialise with family members, colleagues and neighbours. Their social circle was quite reduced, however the relationship with family and neighbours at the time was closer that it is … Continue reading Meetup has arrived to rescue us
How many times we have heard from friends, colleagues, family and even from ourselves, how little we care about others’ judgements or opinions but definitely deep inside we know it is not true, and most of the times we do care. More than we wish to. Reading books like Spinster by Kate Bolick , helps … Continue reading Happy Spinster
There is a lot of literature written about the St James’ path in Spain. Articles, travel guides, novels and even some movies have been filmed about this experience. There is an album by The Black Keys with this title, which unfortunately was not inspired by this path, but a car model. I somehow still like … Continue reading El Camino