“What is your favorite country” - I get asked this question A LOT and it surprises me every time, mostly because the question just doesn't make sense to me.
Last week, I met up with my friend @nerdonica at a tiny matcha tea shop in New York's East Village NOHOHON (highly recommend!). I mentioned how much I liked ice cream, so she took me to Morgentstern's Finest Ice Cream for a special coconut ash ice cream tasting!
I love getting personal recommendations on things to do from friends. After asking a friend who visits New York pretty often what I should do, he recommended Magic After Hours - a magic show hosted in New York's oldest magic shops...
I'll admit it: I'm not really a New York person. It's interesting, but there are so many people and it's so big and it's so loud and now it's hot and there are so many food choices it's paralyzing to choose...
My favorite exhibit at SFMOMA was a short film about a bubble floating through the world. It's so powerful. We all know that the bubble will burst at the end, but we're all rooting for it to survive and live happily ever after.
When I left San Francisco after living there for five years to start my digital nomad journey, I didn’t really think much about it... This time it was different.
The philosophical question here is wether I could be happy as a solo traveler. My answer is that I need both to be happy.
The last time I was bored was in New Zealand at the end of December / beginning of January. It was wonderful. I was there for about 1.5 months in the city of Auckland. While New Zealand itself offers lots of exciting sightseeing adventures if you travel out, the city of Auckland itself was not as exciting. On top of that, everything was in English and easy for me to navigate. Now, I'm spending over a month in Port Townsend, and I'm getting to the point where I'm bored. I'll definitely be bored out of my mind by the end of my two more weeks here!
I was in Zurich for work for a few days (and exhausted by then), so I didn't have much time to go on too many adventures. By far, the highlight of my trip was going to Les Gourmandises de Miyuko, an amazing Japanese-inspired French-bakery cafe.
While most of my travel in April was for business, I somehow managed a last-minute long weekend trip to Budapest for pleasure to visit a friend. Let's just say it was not enough time! I instantly fell in love with Budapest and definitely want to go back for more.
One of the most unforgettable things I did on my last trip to The Netherlands was visit Zaanse Schans. I already wrote about Clog Making (sooooo awesome!!!!), and now it is time to write about something even more exciting - WINDMILLS!!!!
I was in the UK last year with new flats, and of course they cut into the back of my ankles to the point where I needed a band-aid. I went into a store, found the bandaid aisle from the signs, and then just stood there staring for what must have been 10 minutes...