Hemingway, periods of transition and time capsules

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“The story was writing itself and I had a hard time keeping up with it”, I read on one sultry afternoon in an almost-summer.   Hemingway. How cliche is it that Hemingway would perfectly encapsulate my current thoughts in just one phrase. Hemingway, writing at a cafe in Paris, drinking rum St. James. Obviously. How…

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I’ve been recently struggling

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I’ve been recently struggling. I’ve been recently struggling to find the motivation, drive and creativity to post something worth posting on my blog. Should I post a monthly favourites? Should I write a travel tips post? Should I post a recipe? No. I’ve been recently struggling. I’ve been recently struggling with my anxiety – more…

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What comes after that one-way flight: the struggles of living abroad

Travels

One of my favourite stories to tell is definitely the story of when I spent a week or so supermarket-hopping in London, on a mission to find Wudy sausages. I had been craving them for weeks, but could not find ANYONE who sold them anywhere around London. I took buses and crossed the city on…

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Fighting Terror with Courage: why we should travel now more than ever

Travels

Exactly one year ago, I woke up a little later than usual in my cozy (read: small) room in Florence, ready to fly to Malta for Easter. I wanted to surprise my family and friends, so I decided to not tell anyone about it. Exactly one year ago I woke up to horrific sights of…

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Paris, you’ve made me fall in love again

Travels

Once upon a time, in a far faraway island, my lovely sister promised me to take me to Paris. She never did. So upon the realisation that I was about to turn 25, knowing I might be about to experience my nth life crisis, I decided to speed the process up and spend my birthday…

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Moving to Italy: One year later

Travels

If a year ago someone were to tell me that I’d be siting here today writing this post I’d probably first laugh at the absurdity of how impossible that might have been and secondly probably slightly hope it were true. I sit here in the house I’ve been slowly turning into a home, looking out…

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What the hell is a pastizz? – What comes after telling people you’re Maltese

Lifestyle/Travels

Malta? Where’s that, in Spain? Maltese? Isn’t that a dog breed? Haha, Maltesers. Ladies and gentlemen, many must be altogether too familiar with the above – and more. The Maltese abroad – those who not only stock up on Twistees and Kinnie whenever they head back home, but also those who face a number of newly-found…

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Nudes, bikes and churches: 48 hours of Florence

Travels

Buongiorno! And for my Maltese readers – Buona festa. It’s a public holiday here in Malta, and I spent this morning trying to recover from the craziness of the past days. More on that in a later post however. I think I’ve reached that point where nobody can quite figure out whether I’m actually in…

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