30 things I’ve learned before 30

30 things I've learned before 30

Turning 30 has always felt like a birthday that would never come. It felt like a cut-off point for all the things one ‘should’ achieve by that age. Last week I came across this article from Dolly Alderton: 30 things I’ve learnt about life at 30 and I cannot tell you how much it resonated with me. It also made me think about the life…

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The art of being happily single

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Being single is the ultimate life skill to learn. It’s fair to say, after being single for nearly 4 years I have mastered the art of being happily single. ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ says to me (a very good looking) diving instructor who’s picking me up from my hotel at 9 am in the morning. It’s +25 and sunny, we’re driving to a little secluded beach…

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Hiking and walking trails near London

Hiking near London

One of my new year resolutions was to spend as much time as possible outdoors. I usually escape to Europe for weekend getaways- when I feel like I need some me-time with nature. Spending a weekend in the Scottish Highlands last year made me realize how little of the UK I have explored – even though I’ve lived here for nearly 10 years now. This…

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The best places to eat and drink in Glasgow

Where to eat and drink in Glasgow

Glasgow surprised me big time. What makes Glasgow so special is that there is something for everyone regardless of how much time you have to spend here. And you can easily eat your weight in food over a weekend. Here are my favourite food spots – all tried and tested. Ox and Finch Really loved this restaurant. If you like tapas-style food this is for…

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What to see in Scottish Highlands

Having lived in the UK for almost 9 years now, I’ve recently realized that I have barely explored it. I’ve never been to Northern Ireland, been to Wales once, Scotland a few times. So, I’m definitely working on it this year and want to see as much of it as possible. The Scottish Highlands were a great place to start. I flew from Gatwick to…

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What is slow travel and why I love it

What is slow travel and why I love it

How many times have you come home from a vacation feeling like you need another vacation? I used to find myself feeling like this way too often. My vacations used to be too intense, full-on  with places to see or people to catch – up with. I wanted to fit so much into my days. The fear of missing out was huge. The big turning…

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A long weekend in Glasgow

A long weekend in Glasgow

Scotland is one of my favourite travel destinations. From its beautiful nature to super friendly people with strong accents – I have great memories associated with every trip and my recent trip – a long weekend in Glasgow was no exception. While Glasgow has never been on top of my travel list – after visiting it for the first time this month, I would definitely…

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To new beginnings..

So, last weekend I’ve lost my blog. A blog I’ve started last summer when I have resigned from my full-time job and decided to take a break. Eat-Pray-Love style break. Except I didn’t go traveling for months. I didn’t learn a new language. I didn’t fall in love. I spent 3 months of summer decluttering my brain, house, lifestyle, and relationships. And it felt good.…

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Turning 30, landing a great job and more..

About 3 weeks ago, I turned 30. I don’t know how most people remember their 30th birthday but for me, it will always be remembered as one of the most content and happiest days in my life. It was the calmest and happiest I’ve ever felt. I woke up at 7 am feeling so excited. I had a job interview in 2 hours. It was…

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