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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Inspired by Thailand: My Take on Massaman Curry

I don’t know what’s going on with me lately, but at the moment I honestly feel like I could sleep for twenty hours a day! I blame it on the weird weather we’ve been having in Heidelberg – terribly stiffling heat that makes you want to hide away from the world – but now that looking out of the window finally shows grey skies again – this is no sarcasm, guys! – I can hopefully finally be productive again and share one of my recent favorite recipes with you!

My boyfriend and me absolutely love the taste of Thai cuisine because Thai food never ever tastes bland or boring and always strikes the perfect balance of spicy, sweet, sour and salty flavors which quite literally explode in your mouth. I had a lot of great dishes when I visited Thailand last summer and I also love going to Thai restaurants here in Europe, but since my boyfriend is a vegetarian and pretty much every Thai dish traditionally contains fish sauce, I also cook a lot of Thai food at home.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Meeting China's National Symbol at the Bifengxia Panda Base

If there was only one thing that I wanted to do while I was in Sichuan Province in China last summer, it was to see a Panda. In my mind, there was nothing that embodied China quite as much as the mighty Panda and while knocking things off bucket lists wasn’t usually something I paid a lot of attention to while traveling, I knew that setting sight on the most beloved Chinese symbol was one of those things I just had to do.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A Few Happy Things: Foodie Edition!

For the last couple of months, I have used my Goals for... posts to keep you all updated on what I am actually doing (or, rather, trying to do!) in my everyday life, but I have grown a little bit bored of them lately and so I have decided to shake things up a little! Today, I am going to share a couple of things with you that have made me happy recently and while this is hardy an original type of post, I always love reading the happy lists that pop up in my Bloglovin feed and I am sure that my mind could really benefit from stopping to appreciate the little things every once in a while.

While writing, I realized that all the things in this post are actually in some way, shape or form related to food, but as a self-professed foodie that didn't exactly surprise me a bit - sometimes I think I might just love food more than travel!

Monday, July 6, 2015

A Countryside Weekend

I hope you all had a great July so far! I know that June has been a bit slow and not all that exciting on the blog, but I promise that things will pick up again this month - if I manage to not pass out because of the heat, that is! Remember how I complained about not liking high temperatures in this post? Well, I probably shouldn't have said anything because Germany is currently experiencing a much crazier heatwave - we're talking temperatures around 39 °C (that's 102 °F!) here - and it really just makes me want to hide in the basement until the weather becomes more reasonable again. Oh, and did I mention that AC isn't really a thing in Germany?

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Closer to the Gods at Emei Shan, China

It’s been over a year since I first set off for my seven-week Asia trip, but aside from the odd round up post here and there, I have barely written about the experience so far. How on earth did that happen?! I wish I could tell you it was because the experience was too sacred to be shared, too intimate to be written about, but the unglamorous truth is that I simply just haven't managed to get around to it yet.

But I’m determined to finally start filling you in on the summer of 2014 and maybe inspire you to head out for your own Asian adventure one day soon, but to be honest, I also just really want to relive this trip: This summer is setting out to be super busy, but unfortunately not with travel, but an important assignment for university and so I'm going to have to live vicariously through last year's adventures!
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