8 reasons why my mother-in-law is my favorite travel companion

8 reasons why my mother-in-law is my favorite travel companion

  So, how many of you, travelers, regularly go on an adventure with your mother-in-laws? 🙂 No matter how much I favor traveling solo, having a reliable, witty and easy going companion proves to be very rewarding. I was lucky to discover such a partner in my mother-in-law.  She never actually traveled much, but she always ...read more »

My mom’s India 2

My mom’s India 2

In November 2016 my mom came to visit us after 4 years, and this time she stayed for nearly six months. For an expat who rarely gets to see their parents, it was a blissful time. I couldn't support my mom through some difficult times in our family, and the change in her was obvious ...read more »

Christmas Celebration 2016

Christmas Celebration 2016

Merry Christmas, dear friends, followers and readers! May your life be full of joy, warmth and kindness,  and all the nicest things. As I've mentioned in one of my previous posts, getting into Christmassy mood in India is not so easy. In Europe Christmas and New Year is celebrated in the darkest and coldest season, ...read more »

The beautiful and the ugly

The beautiful and the ugly

The beautiful is the bougainvillea flowers. Recently homesickness has been hitting me quite hard (yes yes, after 8 years of coping well it's finally my turn to complain on the blog), and to combat it I'm trying to do things I like. Taking photos of beautiful flowers is definitely one of such things. Ha-ha, do ...read more »

St. Valentine’s with kids? Why not!

St. Valentine’s with kids? Why not!

As my kids grow older I've noticed that my St. Valentine's day keeps losing its romantic connotations, and it's not necessary a negative thing. This holiday was never purely romantic for me - it's more like a celebration of love in general, when you take the occasion to say the words of appreciation to everyone ...read more »