Sunday Selections

February 8, 2015

Good afternoon friends! Remember how last week I was telling you that I was super excited to have a week off work and that I would be spending a few days in Wrocław, Poland? Well, now that I’ve been, I have to say that Poland is one of my new favourites. I spent three delightful days wandering around around the colourful old town, spotting gnomes hiding in all manner of places (more on this unique feature of the city soon!) and eating like royalty (Poland has got to be one of the cheapest countries I’ve visited in Europe so far). It’s back to reality again tomorrow, but I can’t complain when I have little escapes like these to keep me going. I have another little getaway planned in about a month’s time. Any guesses where?

Wroclaw, Poland

Here are this week’s favourite links:

WATCH: Could David Welsford’s life aboard his little wooden boat look any more idyllic? This video serves as a nice reminder of how little we actually need to be happy.

READ: There’s a lot to be said for taking things slow. Frustrated by ‘parachuting in’ to global hot-spots for quick-turn assignments, journalist Paul Salopek has decided to do things differently. Salopek has embarked on a seven-year walk tracing on foot our ancestors’ walk ‘out of eden’ and across the globe — a 21,000 mile odyssey. He aims to collect a ‘global mosaic of stories’, finding meaning and connections between places and people. Read National Geographic’s write-up here and follow along with Salopek on his journey here.

EAT: These Thai stuffed sweet potatoes with red curry sauce would be so satisfying tonight. Pity that there are no supermarkets open in Berlin on Sundays! Next weekend then.

MAKE: If you’re the kind who celebrates Valentine’s Day (I’m not, I admit), these DIY leather heart gift tags will add the perfect finishing touch to your gift.

BUY: So it’s my birthday this month, and I know that one of you would just LOVE to buy me this Ona camera and laptop bag as a gift, right? Thank you, how generous!

GO: Berlin ‘s chilly days have had me scouring travel blogs looking for warmer climes. Nicole Warne’s recent travels to spectacular Oahu have left me with serious envy!

Hoping that your week is full of sunshine and colour my dears. x

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  • Reply Anne-Laure February 9, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    The recipe looks REALLY good! But thank you for that: If you’re the kind who celebrates Valentine’s Day (I’m not, I admit), I was starting to think I was alone, I mean with mein Freund that is 😉 Have a lovely week!

    • Reply The Department of Wandering February 15, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Oh I know Anna-Laure. So good! I’m so happy I’m not alone with my Valentines Day hatred. I mean, shouldn’t we all make our special someone feel special every day of the year?? 😉 Thank you! I hope you’re week was wonderful too! x

  • Reply CNEWS February 20, 2015 at 1:15 pm


    • Reply The Department of Wandering February 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      Cheers CNEWS!

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