Monthly Archives: November 2014

Chinese Garden of Friendship – Sydney



Sydney is a big city, and so life is busy, chaotic at times, traffic can be a pain and there are people everywhere you go. Now imagine being able to escape the noisy city and enter a world of tranquillity as fast as you can think it!


The Chinese Gardens are exactly that! An Eden in the heart of the city! Here you feel you have been transported to a Chinese Mountain and you can enjoy the peace and quiet. This is a perfect place to read a good book, drink some tea and put your feet up after a long day of sightseeing.




As it is near Darling Harbour it is really well located for tourists’ visits and for young business professionals on the go. I found it magical and well worth a visit 🙂



Paleo café




Paleo diet is one of the new trends.  I haven’t research much about it but basically it eliminates anything that is processed and could not be found in nature.  In a simplistic view we should not be eating anything that our grandparents would not recognise as food!
When I heard that they had opened a Paleo Café in Paddington,  one of my favourites suburbs in Brisbane,  I knew it was time to try it out 🙂 And what a great excuse to meet some friends over breakfast and catch up!
The service was not great but the food was delicious! I liked the concept  the fact that you can buy lots of ingredients and even books about this lifestyle in the one place.
I love trying new things 🙂




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I have been neglecting this blog and feel terrible about it 😦

The truth is that at first I was consumed by my upcoming trip to Lisbon. There was a lot of anxiety in the preparations, so many things I wanted to do, places to visit, people to see… A part of me was also very apprehensive as I had never been away for so long and I was worried what I would find…

While there, time just flew! I did not manage to do all the things I wanted, visit all the places I had planned or see everyone… I never do! It was awesome to be back but I must confess that I did not feel like I was home, not really…. I mean, Lisbon will always be HOME in my heart, and it will always be MY city, however I cannot imagine being there permanently and living there again. My routines, my house, and work are elsewhere and that makes me a foreigner, watching the city´s commotion from afar.

When I came back, it took me about 2 weeks to get over the jetlag and sometime to process all the thoughts, emotions, and experiences lived in those short 3 weeks…

Here are some pictures of my beautiful Lisbon 🙂

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It is wonderful to be able to see my city through the eyes of a tourist, in a way that I was never able to see it when I lived there!

It is wonderful to be able to feel at home in different places!

It is amazing to have the opportunity to have lived, and live, abroad!