Month: May 2017

Rome

If there’s one iconic European city that combines history and art it is for sure the wonderful capital of Italy: Rome. On my first day exploring the city, my expectations were already above the clouds. The contrast between the trees with the maroon, red, brown of the buildings. Full of rich Roman history and winding streets that can lead you to most unexpected places. Personally, it’s not a surprise that I’m a fan of Italian culture and of course, that implies the food. Every dish in Rome can be a dream come true if you just look carefully where you’re at in the city. Besides following advice from locals I also used the CityMaps2Go app. Truly recommended to find the best ice-cream. The monuments speak for themselves, especially if you studied them during high school. Last but not least, the nightlife is really something to be experienced in Rome. The urban lifestyle of the city is so much more than meets the eye. Now, to finish this post, with no more words or adjectives, I …

Out of my comfort zone

I just got off the phone with my cousin who I haven’t spoken in two years. The conversation we had reminded me why I left my home-country. And also why we don’t talk much. You see, we have different goals in life. I’ve been working abroad over the past few years and facing new challenges almost every single day. My cousin never lived outside his village. He keeps telling me to “come home”, “find a job here”, “stay here”. To be honest, these words don’t warm my heart. I tried so many times to explain to him that the world outside is so much more than stereotypes, monuments and sunny spots. The world has so much more to offer: home sickness, uncomfortable places and a learning process about who you are. Through all these years I haven’t found a place where I would make myself a home so instead of chasing it, I’ve started to move around. I decided to live with other people, to share stories, to open myself to new possibilities and realize …