If you’re faithful readers of this blog, you’ll know that half of my heart lives in London, the city of my childhood travels and last student year. What’s more, is that my sister’s been living there for the last three years so I’ve been visiting frequently. Inspiration strikes when I’m there and we constantly find loads of things worth sharing. So if you frequently visit London for work or to visit family and friends, here’s a series destined to give you a glimpse of the city through our eyes.
Most people view travel as a luxury. They only wait until they’ve saved extra money or secured someone to babysit their child to book a ticket and fly off to see a new part of this world. You may be revolted by the fact that I think travel is always possible – within limits, of course. For my part, I try to squeeze in a trip any chance I get as I truly believe travel is an experience worth investing in. It helps you broaden your perspective, de-dramatize otherwise catastrophic situations and understand (or should I say accept) people’s behavior better.
I believe my sister Mia gives the most inspiring gifts. Last Christmas, she gave Jean that awesome book that marked me from page one. To quote a part of the intro:
We’ve all seen the bottom of a cup-o-noodle, more than once. So how can you afford to travel? By redefining travel to be more about hostels and street food and less about resorts and cruises, the biggest initial expense then comes down to that first flight out of the country.
I’d love to know your thoughts about this! In your opinion, is travel a luxury or a necessity?
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The cold weather is back. This only means it’s time for soups! I can’t believe I’m writing this with excitement as soup was my utmost nightmare when I was younger. But here I am, drooling over this recipe we made yesterday, only wanting to make it again. All of its components are healthy nutrients as they’re all vegetables (yes, lentils count as vegetables), and needless to say, vegetables have numerous advantages. Including a lot of vegetables in your diet will help reduce heart diseases, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. They are also high in Vitamins, Potassium, and dietary fiber (source: choosemyplate.gov).
The recipe is really easy and it will keep you warm!
What you’ll need (for 4 persons):
– 500 g of fresh chard, cutting only the leaves and throwing away the stems
– 1.5 cups of lentils
– 1 small potato, peeled and cut into cubes
– 1.5 liters of water
– Salt and Pepper
– 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
– The juice of 2 lemons
How to make it:
1) Boil the lentils until tender, but not fully cooked
2) Add the potatoes and the chard then cook for another 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender
Hint: If you want to make your soup thicker, you can grate a small potato and add it to the mix.
3) Add the lemon juice and crushed garlic and serve with a fresh load of bread!
As simple as that 🙂