I left my ❤️❤️❤️ in Amsterdam

What is it about Amsterdam that we love so much? There is something electric about Amsterdam. It has a gravitational pull on my heart, but that’s okay. I love it. The city, the architecture, the history, the culture, the politics, the design, the innovation, the way of life merge into this beautifully blended city and life experience. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit on multiple … Continue reading I left my ❤️❤️❤️ in Amsterdam

Rotterdam: A thriving and innovative city you need to check out

Introduction Rotterdam is a city that was reborn after the second world war. After much of it was destroyed during the war, it regained its position as a port hub and reimagined itself as a modern city, built into the leftovers of old Rotterdam. Some of the country’s most iconic contemporary buildings, such as the Cube Houses and the Central Library, are in Rotterdam. Popular … Continue reading Rotterdam: A thriving and innovative city you need to check out

Coffee Rituals

The ritual of making coffee is both meditative and exciting. It is processional, each step with a specific reason, no extras, and no shortcuts, from grinding the beans to the hypnotic circling of the water into the dripper, the smell, the bloom, and the anticipation of brewed elixir. I would conduct similar steps when I would hand brew my espresso out of the NanoPress, laborious … Continue reading Coffee Rituals

Breda: Street art and small city charm

Introduction While visiting the Netherlands, Breda is a beautiful city to explore and relax after Amsterdam or Rotterdam’s hustle and bustle. A smaller city, comparatively, yet a cozy and dynamic feeling. There is an entrepreneurial buzz in the town that draws you in with all the start-ups, pop-ups, and small bricks and mortars dispersed throughout the city. Even more impressive is the ingenuity of small … Continue reading Breda: Street art and small city charm

5 Card Games I Learned in Quarantine

Island Quarantine From March 16th to July 16th, I had been in lockdown on a small Caribbean island, Roatán, in Honduras. I originally went to work remotely, complete my divemaster program, and learn to lead a slower lifestyle on an island. After a few months, I intended to leave the island; however, all of that changed with COVID19. Although I attempted to go when things … Continue reading 5 Card Games I Learned in Quarantine

French Etiquette: 13 Faux-Pas Foreigners Make in France and How to Avoid Them

Introduction During this quarantine, I’ve had the opportunity to learn more about French culture and the proper protocols to follow in various social situations and the infamous faux-pas. This blog post was influenced by a conversation about French culture and first impressions as a visitor. Initially, my first impression of France and French culture was in Paris, and it was mixed; some people were helpful, … Continue reading French Etiquette: 13 Faux-Pas Foreigners Make in France and How to Avoid Them

The Wandering and Food Obessed Team of Salt Design Co.

I had the opportunity, earlier this year, to interview Daphne and Lucy from Salt Design Co. based in Vancouver, BC. The conversation delves into the processes of starting a business, being female entrepreneurs, travel, and of course, all their favourite things to do in Vancouver. I chose to write about these incredibly talented, witty, fun, and creative women because I see them as visionaries in … Continue reading The Wandering and Food Obessed Team of Salt Design Co.