Being Healthy in your 20s vs Being a Spoonie in your 20s

To be young, wild and free... Often a person is diagnosed with chronic illness when they are young, such as teens or twenties, aka in the "prime" of their life. This not only means you tend to be the youngest person in the doctor's waiting room by a generation or two, but it also means [...]

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Strasbourg, France

Can you believe I was in Strasbourg for a week, took along my DSLR, and only took photos with my old Samsung J5 phone?! I regret it immensely... The adorable buildings, the canals surrounded by nature, the delicious food...all not done justice, so you will have to go yourself. To be fair, I was there [...]

The Iguazu Falls

Let me begin by telling you an ancient love story from South America… In the distant past, the land around the Iguazú Falls belonged to the Guarani Indians. Every year, the Guarani tribe would sacrifice a beautiful virgin to M’Boi, the Serpent God, who lived in the Iguazu River. These women were bred to be sacrificed, and [...]

Ghent, Belgium

Ghent, Belgium

May Day = Labour Day = No work day! With a random day off work and surprisingly no rain forecast, I used my Go Pass 10 to take a trip to Ghent, which is only around 40 minutes from Brussels by train. Once you reach the city centre - it is as quaint and as [...]

Bruges

About 5 years ago, when I was an undergrad who spent her days burying her head in books (ahh literature degrees), I developed a love of modernist writing, and T.S. Eliot and E.M. Forster forever. Less keen on Virginia Woolf though. For one class I read two short stories by New Zealand writer Katherine Mansfield [...]