Over the last week, I was lucky to get out of town on not one but 2 mini trips. There’s nothing quite like getting out of the city to recharge and enjoy the summer. This was exactly what I needed!
For me, eating is pretty much a synonym of travelling. When visiting a new place, I often have a very detailed list of all the foods I want to try and I can’t wait to ask all the locals about the best places to get each one of them. In Thailand, we did it all – the street food, the curries, the coconut shakes. It was all so good!
In this day and age, there is no more denying it: we are citizens of the world, all connected in some way and all responsible for this beautiful planet we were given. Through my travels, I was fortunate enough to be reminded of how truly stunning our word is – sometimes feeling so small next to a tree that has been looking over its land for centuries, sometimes other times stopping in awe at all the colours mother nature can create or even being reminded that no matter how grand and sophisticated our innovations are, it can all be taken back.
And so, for this Earth Day, I’d like to share a few of my favourite travel shots that remind me how fortunate I am to have experienced our world. Hopefully this will also inspire you to wander, love and protect too.
I’m a big fan of collecting moments and memories rather than material things. I believe in a life rich in family, friends and happy moments that you can look back on. As I continue looking through and editing photos from our trip, I cannot help but smile at all those small moments and emotions captured forever in a photo. This week, I thought I’d share some of my favourite travel shots including this one of the very beginning at the airport with our very big backpacks and too much excitement to put into words.
My love for spicy food is deeply rooted. Most likely, it comes from my mom who often cooks with curry powders, coriander and chilli peppers (She learned all about Indian food from the old lady next door when she lived on Reunion Island, a little Island in the Indian Ocean). You can imagine that when we traveled to Thailand, I was beyond excited to try all the foods – the spicier, the better. Bring it on! But I was even more excited when we learned how to cook it. O the rich creamy curries, coconut sticky rice and Mango salads, it did not have to end. I now know all the secrets and can cook it at home! And so here it is friends, my most cherished souvenir from Thailand: curry paste courtesy of Pot and Nancy from the Siam Rice Thai Cookery School in Chiang Mai.
Last year, I had the chance to spend one fun, wonderful, sunny summer in Melbourne. I fell deeply madly in love with the city – a place where as soon as there’s a good beat playing (which is pretty often) there’s people dancing, a place where everything is celebrated from a week dedicated solely to noodles to a day where the entire Colombian community comes out to eat and play and finally a place where no matter what you like or who you are, there is a spot just for you! I have a friend heading out to good ol’ Melbs at the end of the month and so I’ve decided it was time for me to compile my top 10 Melbourne experiences.