Saturday, 18 February 2017

5 Reasons to Visit Copenhagen

It's been one year since I visited the capital of Denmark and I want to remind you why you should visit this amazing city. Last year I published posts about our trip to Copenhagen (Copenhagen Day 1 and Copenhagen Day 2) which are full of photos. Now I want to summarize the reasons why Copenhagen needs to be on your travel list!

1. Food
You could say that there's delicious food in every city and you're right but damn Copenhagen... If you want perfect breakfast you can't go wrong with any bakery in the centre but my personal tip is to go to the Holm's Bager. That's where you start the day right!

Saturday, 11 February 2017

10 Reasons to Study Abroad

I spent one semester in Sweden and I loved it. It has been something I wanted to do and now I think everyone should try it. Here's why...

1. You'll learn to be independent 
I've been "mommy's girl" until I landed in Gothenburg last January. I wasn't able to do anything without her help and suddenly I had to go through bureaucracy and everything connected to moving to another country all by myself. But that wasn't all. I had to take care of myself. You might think it's obvious but I wasn't used to it. I had to plan my time, do laundry, cook and so on. That was a sudden change. So you just have to do all of this because none else will! And that's good...

2. Learn the language
If you've never really used English in everyday life studying abroad will be a huge change for you. You might think your English is good because you have good grades but you might find out it's not true. Suddenly you'll have to speak English to your doctor or learn how to use special machines by reading English instructions. That's when you really learn. And of course you'll learn the informal English which is something you can't practice anywhere else. 
And of course it's not just English :)

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Weight Loss: 1 Month In

Some of my readers already know that I started my weight loss journey at the beginning of 2017. And it's going really well! But it's not just about losing weight...

It's been a month since I started with losing weight. Month is a short period of time but for me it's a huge step! I've started a million times and I always failed. Sometimes I was able to eat healthy and excercise just a couple of days, sometimes longer. But it always ended with overeating. Why? Because I didn't eat enough. I ate just a few calories a day to lose weight fast and to look good in shorts. So I was literally starving myself and that's something you can't do for a long time. This time I turned it all around and did what I should have years ago.

I started losing weight because I wanted to be healthy.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Living Abroad: Katerina - Czech Girl in the UK and the Netherlands

I can see that you like my interviews with people who lived or live abroad so I'm here with another one, interesting one! And I might be even happier because this time it's an interview with Czech girl who's already lived abroad twice and loved it :)

Hi Katerina! You're currently living in the Netherlends but before we get to that I'd like to ask you about the UK because you spent half a year there. Where exactly were you and why did you move there?
People often want something new and I was looking for new experiences and I wanted to find my boundaries. I spent one semester as an exchange student at the university in Bristol. Bristol is an amazing student city in southwest England. The UK is a great place for life I just need to forget the well known windy British weather that I couldn't get used to. I traveled a lot while I lived in the UK. I love their architecture, brick houses, old British pubs as well as wild countryside that looks like from Emily Brontë's or Daphne du Maurier's novels.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Blogging Tips: How to Break Through Writer's Block

I've been blogging on and off since I was 12 and I definitely know what it means to have writer's block. Throughout all these years I've found some things that help me to overcome it and I'd like to share them with you!

There are several things I do when I don't feel like writing. Sometimes it takes days but there are also periods when I don't want to sit down and write anything for weeks. I found a couple of ways how to overcome this struggle but there's one thing that never helped me: forcing it. So what do I do to start writing and loving it again?

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Healthy Recipe: Avocado-Banana Brownies

It has only been a week and I'm already trying many healthy recipes because I want to change my meals as many times as possible so I'm still motivated to stick to my New Year's resolutions...

I love anything brown. It means there could be chocolate in it. And I looooove chocolate. Brownies are my favourite desserts. I could eat them every day, not kidding. But now I'm trying to lose weight and brownies are usually full of sugar which wouldn't fit into my diet (don't get me wrong, I'll definitely have some later but for now I want to stick to my diet plan as much as I can). But I've heard about brownies made of avocado or red beans. So I decided to buy avocado this time (even though I don't really like it) and found the easiest recipe I could.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

New Year's Resolution: 5 Simple Rules of Healthy Lifestyle

Yes! I started my weight loss journey at the beginning of 2017! I really needed to do it and I'm glad I started... 

I know that there is a saying when it comes to weight loss: Nobody said it was easy. That is really true! I've started maybe a thousand times and as you can guess I never finished my weight loss journey... I feel that now I'm ready but I know that only time will say.
But... healthy lifestyle actually IS EASY! You can find (too) many articles that are far away from truth (and I want to start series where I'd explain these myths) but in the end you'll find out that all you need to keep your lifestyle healthy is to use your common sense! 
So what should you do to live healthy? 

Our society is known for its sedentary lifestyle. Every hour spent sitting is wrong for your body: it makes your methabolism slower, it weakens your muscles, it doesn't really help your spine, and so on.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year, New Me? No, There's Nothing Wrong with Being the Same Person as in 2016

I've already seen so many posts with that well known motto: New year - new me! And it's definitely going to get even worse today and specially tomorrow because that's when everyone will wake up a different person...

I used to follow this motto as well. But I didn't do it last year and the year before and guess what? Nothing has changed! Believe me or not but you're going to be the same person tomorrow... And I don't see a reason why that should be wrong. 

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Living Abroad: Christmas Abroad

Many people spend Christmas at home, usually with their families. Honestly, I can't imagine going abroad, with or without my family, to celebrate Christmas. I need our big and cozy house to feel the festive spirit. But that might change one day... So I was interested how it feels to spend Christmas abroad and found girls who were willing to answer my questions...

I've already done two interviews with people who live abroad (Cristina travels the world with her husband and Katie - from the US to Europe). Now I wanted to talk to people who are going to spend Christmas abroad. I found 4 girls who wanted to participate in this interview and I want to thank them for that! I won't write more and will let them introduce themselves now...

Jessica Solomatenko
I’ve been living and working in South Korea for 11 years, married for 8 and “mommy” for 4. When our son was really young we started traveling more so that we could visit our family members who are spread all over before we had to pay for more expensive flights for our son.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Beautiful Christmas Markets in Prague

I love Prague. I love night Prague. And there are no words for how much I love Christmas Prague! 
Get comfortable because I'm here with (too) many pictures from beautiful Christmas Prague!

I know that many people who came to visit Prague fell in love with it. Those who visited this city that looks like it was built for shooting a fairytale, during the Christmas loved this city immediately. And I can definitely see why. I go abroad, usually to Vienna (my post about Christmas in Vienna last year) or Dresden (my trip to Dresden and the beginning of Christmas season) for Christmas markets every year and I admit they are beautiful as well but trust me, Prague has my heart.