Sunday Selections

June 22, 2014

I’ve had a whirlwind of a weekend in Belgrade, Serbia, celebrating the wedding of some very dear friends. This lovely couple has been living and working in Japan for the past few years and it was so special to be able to reconnect after so long. I look forward to the day when we are both living in the same city once more!

Meanwhile, here’s a little snapshot from last weekend in Roma. More posts coming this week!

Trastevere, Rome, Italy

WATCH: At a startling speed, cultures are losing their age-old traditions, customs and handicrafts to the ever-increasing influence of the modern world. This short excerpt from a longer documentary gives a brief insight into the dying craft of traditional hunting blowpipes from the perspective of one of the elders of a Bornean tribe. Balan is the last person in his village to practice the art. It’s so sad to think that this knowledge will inevitably be lost.

READ: Cruising the Californian coast is pretty high up there on the bucket list already, but this beautiful photography feature from Cereal Magazine has nudged it even higher. Spectacular.

EAT: A lot of heavy (but oh so delicious) Serbian food and more than a little wine was consumed over the last few days. I’m not complaining one bit — is there a better way to celebrate a Serbian/Argentinian wedding? I think not. But this week a little detox will happen and I’m already craving these fresh Vietnamese spring rolls.

MAKE: Edible typography macarons? Awesome party idea.

DREAM BUY: These hotel room views may certainly come with a hefty price tag but wouldn’t it be nice to splurge one day, sit back and take it all in? I don’t think I would ever leave the hotel…

BUDGET BUY: Looking for a cheap getaway? Serbia is your destination! As you know, I’ve just returned from a weekend in Belgrade and I just can’t believe how cheap it was. Serbia is a poor nation with a dark past that has not yet been overrun with tourists like most of Europe. As a result, you will be very pleased (like I was) to find that you won’t spend a fortune there. Accommodation is very cheap and you can easily find a very nice three star hotel and pay around €60 per night.

GO: Over the past week two weekends I’ve taken 6 flights and have pounded the pavements of Italy, Serbia and, of course, Germany, in between working a full time job. This life is truly incredible and I am so thankful for every moment!

Wishing you a happy week!

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