2017-07-16 Pampering

Whether it’s at the hair dressers, massage parlor or nail salon, who doesn’t love being pampered? Being taken care of, being beautified, being cared for, they’re all positive feelings, aren’t they. It’s all very personal, yet very superficial, moments of feeling good. Again, who doesn’t love that? I mean, no matter if you admit to […]

2017-04-16 Walking

I’ve been thinking about how walking here is on the one hand really nice and beautiful and how it on the other hand can be really difficult and on the verge of dangerous. It is very contradictory and I find myself battling with how to approach it. In Sweden, there are two types of walking. […]

2017-02-19 Food

Food is most definitely different in different countries, it is even sometimes different within a country. In any case food is a definite differentiator between cultures. And along those lines, food is quite different here in Portugal than from how it is in Sweden. In Portugal, lunch is not rarely three course. And I’m not talking about […]

2017-01-15 Sugar

I’ve been thinking about sugar since we came here. Like, a lot. Which is very easy since sugar is everywhere around. It seems the “sugar trap awakening” that happened in Sweden a couple of years ago, and is I think still happening, simply is not on the agenda here. It is like there´s a huge gap […]