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Christmas Around the World

Christmas is the most magical time of the year for my family and me. It is not only a time of reflection when Christ was born, but a time to recognize just how much of an impact that tiny baby has made in the world. I love to look back at traditions and appreciate how […]

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Vanilice | Serbian Christmas Cookies

With my mum in town, I thought it would be a nice share her recipe for Vanilice, a traditional Serbian cookie, baked during the holidays and special events, best enjoyed with a warm cup of tea or coffee. Ingredients: 200 gr. butter 1 whole egg + 1 egg yolk 4 T powdered sugar 100 gr. […]

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Expat Life | What is it really like?

The dictionary defines an expatriate as “someone who lives outside of his/her native country” – which is the most basic definition possible. But once you get past that definition and really start to look into what an expat’s life is really like, you start to understand that there is so much more to it. My […]

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Al Ain | The Oasis City

One of my favourite places to break away from the bustling city life, is Al Ain, located just 1.5 hours drive from Abu Dhabi and called the “Oasis” or “Garden” City thanks to its lush greenery, ancient palm oases and fresh weather. “Al Ain” which means “The Spring“,  is the birthplace of Sheik Zayed bin Sultan […]

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a gelatissimo afternoon with nonna.

Everybody knows I adore ice cream. It’s no secret that where ever in the world I go, taking a break, means a visit to the “gelateria”.  There is something so emotionally satisfying with every scoop, it always connects me with my childhood. My friend Monica, made my dream come true when she invited me to […]

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ajvar: a jar of comfort

If you visit Belgrade during the autumn season, you will notice the smoky smell of roasted peppers which fills the air. Amidst the fallen leaves which create a beautiful kaleidoscope of colours over the city, that overpowering smell can only mean one thing: it’s ajvar season. Ajvar is a savoury relish made from roasted red peppers across […]

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royalty and natural mineral water

Today’s postcard highlights the second part of our “local travel” weekend. We visited the city of Aranđelovac which was named after the Archangel Gabriel and holds historical importance in Serbian history – it is the place where the first Serbian uprising against the Turks took place in 1804. My mother has visited the city many times […]

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