My top 10 bizarre observations

One of the most exciting and equally challenging aspects of relocating to another country, is realizing that quite a few things are tremendously different from what we are used to. Here is my top 10 of funny, bizarre and in some cases irritating little differences which I have come across so far: 1) SMS – still remember what that is? Well, I did not, but … Continue reading My top 10 bizarre observations

6 things I find really cool about living in Chicago

Granted, it has only been a few weeks since we moved. Yet I already consider it a long enough period to share some of my first impressions of the new city and lifestyle. The change for me has been huge and while naturally not everything is perfect, there are a lot of things I really like so far. So here is my list of things … Continue reading 6 things I find really cool about living in Chicago

Something unexpected on a frosty day

Do you remember the last time you visited a public library? I do not mean entering one in passing as part of a jam-packed tourist program. I am thinking of the last time you deliberately went into a library to browse through books, either looking for something specific or just wanting to get inspired. My last library visit must have been more than 15 years … Continue reading Something unexpected on a frosty day

Creating coziness for comfort

There is no adventure without a comfortable little haven to embark to, especially when things get rough. We all need our save space and places where we can just be ourselves. For us this is our nicely located apartment in walking distance to the center of the city. And to give it the proper attention, we almost fully dedicated our first week in the country … Continue reading Creating coziness for comfort