Sunday Selections

August 10, 2014

After a spectacular week in Croatia, I touched back down in Berlin on Monday and was immediately welcomed back with a pesky chest infection. One of the downsides of travel, of course, is the increased likelihood of catching a germ. Whilst I’ve been feeling restless having spent most of last week on the couch catching up on old TV episodes, I am thankful that my illness occurred after my trip ended at least! Phew!

I’m missing Croatia’s beauty already.

croatia sunrise over sea

WATCH: Graham Hill’s suggestion of becoming a weekday vegetarian makes so much sense to me. My diet has definitely changed since moving to Germany. I’m not comfortable eating as much meat over here as I once did back in Australia, mainly because I am not able to understand completely where the meat is sourced and whether it was ethically farmed. Check out his TED talk for some powerful arguments for adopting this dietary change.

READ: Why do we have such a fleeting sense of empathy in this day and age? Lauren Wolfe’s article, Turn On, Retweet, Tune Out, explores some of the reasons behind this worrying trend.

EAT: These delicious cherry hazelnut energy bars may be just the thing I need to get back on track this week.

DIY: I’m always reluctant to bring hats when travelling, purely because they can be so annoying to carry around when you’re moving from place to place. Thankfully, this very helpful tutorial on how to pack a hat in your suitcase has solved this dilemma of mine forever! Ah, the logic.

DREAM BUY: I must admit that when strolling around the cashed-up harbours of Hvar and Split, I did momentarily dream about how amazing it would be to charter a luxury yacht. In another life, this one could work.

BUDGET BUY: The world’s most famous travel experiences certainly come at a price. Lonely Planet offers a cheaper alternative to ten of the world’s most expensive experiences here for the more budget conscious among us, along with a recommendation as to whether the cheaper alternative can really compare to the real deal.

GO: Summer holidays are almost over and so I’m back in Berlin for the time being. It’s time to get ‘serious’ with work. But I’m still dreaming of exotic destinations, like stunning Costa Rica. One day.

Hope your Sunday has been fab, friends!

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  • Reply Jess August 10, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Nick & I were just chatting yesterday about how little meat we eat during the week these days - better for us, the environment & our bank balance! Must watch this TED talk. Hope you’re feeling much better now, can’t get enough of your stunning Croatia snaps! Xo

    • Reply The Department of Wandering August 11, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      It’s so much better isn’t it? I feel so much healthier eating this way and my conscience is happy too :) Lots more beautiful Croatia to come while I’m resting at home on the couch! xx

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