The colonial city of Mérida and surroundings

From the impressive ruins in Chichen Itza we continued our trip to the colonial city Mérida. We stayed here for three nights in a fantastic AirBnb located in an old colonial mansion. To continue reading, click here!

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Brunch hotspots in London

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Brunch is one of those fantastic things to do in the weekend when it feels like you have all the time in the world. It’s a perfect activity to do with your best friends, family, your lover or even alone if you feel like spoiling yourself. Read here what my favourite brunch places are in London!

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Sun, sea, and snorkelling on Okinawa

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The last stop on our trip was the tropical island Okinawa, south of mainland Japan. The temperatures in all places we visited had been quite high for late October/November, but when we arrived on Okinawa it was like we went back to summer. Read all about it right here!

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Positive vibes in Hiroshima

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Hiroshima is a very special city. We decided to go there for a couple of days mainly to learn more about its horrendous history and the impact the atomic bomb had on the population. However, I left with a much more positive feeling about the city then when I arrived. Read the whole post here!

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In the mood for Italian food

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Summer may be officially over, but we can always try to recreate the taste and feel of summer with a good recipe. With all the photos coming in from Milan Fashion Week (especially those from the colourful Dolce & Gabbana show) I’m personally craving the taste of Italy, and so I wanted to share a pasta dish that a friend of mine once cooked for me and that always brings back my memories of the Tuscan sun even when I’m in (rainy) London. Click here for the recipe!

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Peach & Prosciutto salad

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The weather is getting better and better which means that the time for summer salads is upon us again. I recently tried this salad with peach and prosciutto and this will definitely go on my favourites list. I absolutely love summer fruits like strawberries, raspberries, and peaches because it’s so easy to make great dishes with them. They are perfect for smoothies or cakes and when you combine them with cheese, herbs or prosciutto (like in this recipe) they make for a delicious salad. You can eat this salad for lunch or even for dinner, but you might want to add some ciabatta for some extra filling. The ingredients you need for approximately two servings are the following:

  • 120 gr. mixed leaf salad
  • almonds, about a small handful
  • 3 peaches
  • 120 gr. goats’ cheese
  • prosciutto, about 6 strips
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • optional: ciabatta

These are the quantities I used, but you can adapt them to your personal preference.

Preparation method

  1. Cook the prosciutto for 2-3 minutes or just before it gets crispy. Let it cool down and cut it into small pieces.
  2. Peel the peaches and slice them.
  3. Chop the almonds, and cut the goats’ cheese.
  4. Then mix the almonds, peaches, prosciutto and goats’ cheese with the mixed leaf salad.
  5. Whisk the olive oil with the vinegar, honey, and mustard and drizzle over the salad.

Enjoy!

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