Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The story of the ugliest city in the world

Once upon a time there was a ugliest city in the world called Ostrava. One day Ostrava decided to open a huge software company and team up with people in Denmark and somehow this grew out to be a business trip oportunity for yours truly. The end.

Seriously though..isn't life something? Out of all the places in the world, I have a team I work with here now. When living in Prague I used to name it the creepiest city in the world. Also known as "I would rather die then live here". Now throwing mu legs up in the train back to Prague it doesn't seem so bad. I mean, I would still rather die to live there. But hey, I'm in Czech! I'm shining! Waiting for the coctails with the girls in Aloha tonight. And walking through the most magical old town in the world at night. I can't even describe it. Even though I haven't regretted for a second that I moved back to Estonia and I know I am exactly where I am supposed to be, there is this mystical something in Prague that makes me all fuzzy inside. Like fairies and sparkles and falling stars and magic (and no, it's not just the absinth).

I can be off with one day, but it was exactly year ago when I quit my job in Prague. It was a big step for me. That meant I am really doing this. I am really going back. It's official. Because I knew I never change my mind. Weird, huh? A year ago..feels like yesterday. And then it doesn't. I have come so far I think. And yet ironically I am on a train back to Prague.

I love how travelling is the best way to take the time to reflect on your life. So this is where I am, huh? What more do I want from life?

{Image: via Pinterest}

Monday, April 21, 2014

American-Caribbean dream third stop - Miami (finally!!!)

It's time to write the final page of the holiday book that ended already a month a go (time flies!). 
Funnily enough Miami was the place where we took the least pictures. Not sure why. Maybe we were tired or trying to desperately breath in the last bits of the holidays and forgot all about capturing it in these modern day miracles called photos. It's definitely not because there were any less emotions or experiences there.
I heard quite controversial things about Miami before going there. There were people who really hated the place. I did not. I wish we would have had couple of more days to cruise back and forward the South Beach, watch the very colorful pallet of people and sip in the super size tropical coctails. Maybe some day again, for now I remember the 15 km walks from Little Haiti and Havana that nearly killed us all, the colorful lifeguard booths at South Beach, greatgreatgreat birthday wake-up with balloons and macroons and dancing late into the night in tune of some latin rythms. Not too shabby. Not too shabby at all.

Below some pictures if you would like to see..

More after the Jump (click it, click it)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

American-Caribbean dream second stop - Curacao

It was not my fault. The pause in the blog and sharing my vacation memories I mean. It was also not meant to get you all more excited (did it work tough?). It was just that my computer decided it was too much and stopped all kinds of cooperation. There goes that.
But now weeks later (months it feels), it was actually kind of sweet to put together this post and sort through all the sunny bright blue colorful pictures of Curacao - our second destination during the trip.

This tiny island in the Caribbeans is a funny one. Does it have something spectacular that distinguishes it from all other Caribbean islands? Hmm not sure. Extraordinary sights? Not so much. Did we enjoy it? Ouh yes we did!
The most interesting for me and the part I enjoyed the most (besides the sun and the sea and ice cold coctails) is that it has an interesting combination of two totally different worlds - the colorful houses representing the Caribbean, but minimalist chic interiors with even Scandinavian vibes. Colorful local people mixed with tall blond (handsome;)) tanned Dutch people (being part of Dutch Antilles). Fresh local seafood mixed with vintage-fashion-fusion restaurants. Was unusual and cool.
We stayed at two different places, both I would highly recommend (Bijblauw and Van der Valk Kontiki Beach resort), one was awesome and the other was awesome. We wanted to stay for a while closer to center and then just relax at resort so it was really the best decision we could make. We had time and chance to walk in the center, visit great restaurants, dance the night away but also to lay all day reading books by the pool- and seaside. And then there was of course the catamaran trip to the uninhabited Klein Curacao island and snorkling with the turtles. And the late night swims. And drinking wine on the balcony under palms. And the excitement to find out that the Ursa Major sign in the sky is totally other way around. Aaah..good times.

Below are some pictures if you would like to see..

More after Jump;)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

American-Caribbean dream first stop - Boston

Sitting here legs crossed on my couch drinking Värska (the first thing I longed for after getting back to Estonia) and writing this post, the beginning of the holidays already feels like a bit of a distant memory. Don't get me wrong, I still feel all sun-kissed and relaxed and new-born-fresh. I just think that visiting many destinations during one trip really stretches the time. Like I was away for a month. So looking at the pictures of Boston now is like..wow..yeah..I was there. And I liked it. A lot.

It was funny with going to Boston. We had an option to go either there or to Washington and none of the people we asked for advice recommended to choose Boston. Yet we all kind of looked at each other and knew we want to go just there. Sometimes you just feel it. And we didn't regret it for a second. I mean what's not to love there - it has sea, red brick town houses, gorgeous mid city park for picnics and skating, Little Italy with to-die-for food, academic-bohemic university atmosphere, contagious love for sports and their own teams, (micro)breweries, big city lights, friendly people, big breakfasts, diversity in every corner and so much more (like shopping..anyone seen my new Calvin shoes? Love them much?;)).
I think we must have walked around 15 km per day there just grasping in the city. I love just wandering around the streets in any new places I visit, much more than museums, tours or "must see" sightseeing, occasionally stepping in somewhere for a coffee or drink, getting lost just a little and going with the spontaneous flow. That's what it's all about!
Now, if we could have only had a chance to see a live baseball match at Fenway park..could have checked one more think from my bucket list;)

Below some pictures if you wish to get an inch of the feel..

{Three happy campers living the dream}

{Could I live in one of these? Please?}

See more after the jump!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Back in business

It's weird. To wake up to snow and in your own bed. And to not have any plans for the weekend. And to think I need to wake up in 7 hours to go to work. What's that like?
But I tell you this - it's much nicer to come back to your own little crib:)

Will share some vacation memories soon, have a great starting week in the meantime!

{Image: Edith Voksepp}

Monday, March 3, 2014

I am doing pretty damn good, thanks!

Quick heads up from Boston airport heading to Miami - the holidays are fantastic! As usually - who has time to blog during holidays?! But you can follow some small moments at my Instagram page.

Bon voyage to me;)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Defeating cold

Now that's a great way to turn all this cold cold annoying everyday weather around and work it..

Not to mention I have a sneaky feeling Diane is making these dresses for me! They have my face aaallll over them..ouh Diane why do you do this to me?

{Images: DVF Instagram}
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