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To those of you who smile & laugh in public, but suffer alone in silence… we love you and we will try to be more present with you…
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There’s no single one definition of ourselves…we are all multidimensional beings…
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we have succeeded in life when we do what we love to do…
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how much people smile isn’t necessarily proportional to what they own…
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what determines if we live somewhere or just visit… is if we stay long enough to rent an apartment, buy a bicycle, and be remembered when we come back…
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love these cities where the weather is always perfect. cerca 20-22°C. Of the rare places without heating or air conditioning
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When unexpected things happen, we become more awakened if we embrace them…
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I didn’t choose my nomadic lifestyle to necessarily escape the known, i chose it mostly to discover the unknown…
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Even in a nomad’s life, there is some kind of routine taking place…specially when staying for a certain period of time, and even more so when in a place where we lived before…
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I feel much more myself when I don’t live like everybody else…
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Deep inside, no matter where we’re from and what our beliefs are, we all aim to fulfill our life’s purpose…
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it’s amazing how feeling like a local comes so naturally in certain cities…and in some others, not so easily…
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So many things that can done from distance… but for some, it will never be possible… specially when it relates to human relations…
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words, photos or movies can’t ever completely give the feel of a city… smells and thickness of the air, which are so part of the experience, are missing…
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it took me almost 15 months to define my blogging style… couldn’t be other than in my own unique way…
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Imperfection is perfect… because that’s what makes people and experiences unique…
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I feel grateful for all that I’ve learned, and there is so much more still to be learned…
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My home is wherever I am at any given moment… so right now, my home is here!
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I’m just a human being trying to live my life to the fullest and trying to share as much as possible…
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I see our world in colors…
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When in that state of seeing potential everywhere… we’re having full of ideas!
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When feeling good inside, the weather is never a problem. But have to admit that i have a preference for 15-30°C , and willing to travel the globe for it!…
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Choosing this lifestyle and meeting my husband, are still to this day, the very best things that ever happened to me…
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We would be boring if we all share the same way. We can all be our own unique person sharing in our own unique way ;-)
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Mexico city… a well preserved jewel of the world… authenticity and Charisma… (and nothing to worry about)
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In a city where we lived before, we love to rent again the same apartment… Gives a feeling of ‘Home sweet home’ like if we were always part of it…
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When we travel with an open heart, our world is full of hearts…
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No matter the technology, frequency and rapidity of communications with people we love, varies depending on respective realities and geographical distance…
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The less material things I have, the freer i feel and the more space i have in my mind…
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No Sunday blues, no Monday stress..Ever since I work a little every day, and do something special every day…
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When we left, ‘Jump into the unknown’ was the quote on the card we sent to family and friends…
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From the time we live in a country, all we read or hear about it fascinates us and sinks into our memory…
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I can’t think of any final destination, there are still so many places i want to see…
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It’s not about what we have, it’s about what we share and how fulfilled we feel…
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Depending on where we live in a city, our experience and memory of it will be completely different…
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We can look at life from different angles… i try to go for the sunny side…
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The more countries I see, the more I realize that every country has its own beauty…
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When we are connected to our hearts, we are in that zone where judgment of others is impossible…
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If we live in a city long enough, a piece of our heart will always be there…
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It’s ok to change plans… a Nomad’s heart and mind are flexible… (and even easier with nowadays technology!)
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We can Let go of things… but never of our Values…
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No matter the distance, loving and nourishing my relation with family and close friends is vital for me.
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We always have room in our hearts to love more and more people…
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I’ll ever arrive to any final destination because there is there is no end to my journey.
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There are cities we fell in love with, where we feel at home… and where we will always want to go back… Just to name a few… Amsterdam, Madrid, Rome, Marrakesh, Istanbul, Mumbai, Bangkok, Tokyo, Mexico city…(OH! and there are so many more!)
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It’s always quite exciting to come back in a city where we’ve lived before… feeling home, but also always surprised by all that has changed…
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When it’s raining, could be very tempting to stay in all day… but that little walk of fresh air makes a whole difference to the energy of the day…
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in terms of photos, i only have 1 problem… I have way too many of them ! ;-)
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When it’s Business as usual, even thought it’s raining or snowing…this is when we know who the real locals are…
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Today, I’m not thinking anything, i’m just being…
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If a problem occur, I ask myself, it this really important? Most of the time it’s not, and then i just start smiling inside…
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when flying, a day of travel is a day of travel.. whether 1 hour flight or 5, or even 12… still, the whole day seams to be about that travel…
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When flying, it’s my special time to go through fashion magazines…The only time i actually do so…
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When it’s time to go, it’s time to go… I’m always happy to arrive… I’m always happy to leave… I’m always happy to move on…
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Spring and Fall are our favorite seasons in Europe! (We can be here 3 months, and have to leave completely the EU before being able to back… so of course, we choose the best seasons!)
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I thought i found the jet lag solution : not fight it and just go with the flow…But now, 10 days later, I realize that i have to make an effort to get up earlier ;-)
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Bravo for Tokyo 2020. I’m very happy for them… Although a little sad for Madrid (I was there in 2009 when they lost it to Rio), and for Istanbul that i also love so much…
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So time to plan where to next… getting inspired while playing around with our inflated globe
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I can’t believe over 17,000 people +1 my page on >Google+. Thank you so much. Your interest motivates me to share even more with you…
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Sad heart for Anita Mac, Canadian travel blogger who just took her own life. A moment of reflection for all Digital Nomads, travel blogging from around the world…
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Tokyo… another magic moment. My husband brought some ‘croissants’ to homeless man in a park. We could see he was reading a book. He looked up with the warmest smile and said “thank you”… then he proudly showed the title of the book he was reading: “learn to speak English”
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People from Tokyo and Madrid have a similar ‘Joie de vivre’, eating out with friends, late in the night, …No wonder why i love to live in those cities!
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I’m humbled to be side by side with these special people who made it to Niall’s list : “100 People Doing Extraordinary Things (2013 Edition)
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