10 Things I have learnt this week

1. Walking downhill is not easier than walking uphill, in fact it is much harder.

2. When I’m stressed I grind my teeth resulting in toothache. I might even need a biteplate.

3. Lamb ribs from Beluga is awesome.

4. English toffee and chocolate frozen yoghurt are great together.

5. Even 80 year olds can write exams.

6. There are some books I can read over and over and over.

7. Mcsteamy is way hotter than Mcdreamy.

8. Two birthday cakes are better than one.

9. Buying me a birthday gift is not easy – good luck and thanks to those who attempt to get this right every year.

10.  Johnny Depp is one weird actor – love him.

adventures, Life, travel

The friendship fluff piece

As a loner I much prefer doing things on my own and wasn’t sure if going overseas with a friend was a good idea. These doubts were based on me knowing what type of person I am and not being sure how me and Nats would get along for 2 weeks in foreign countries.

That being said I honestly do not think I could have chosen a better person to have travelled with, somehow we just complemented each other, me being super organised and having an internal GPS system (we did get lost a few times but always managed to find our way home) and Nats being very easy-going and the calm centre at the eye of the storm. Of course it wasn’t all peaches and cream and I think both of us just bit our tongues when one of us annoyed the other but we also gave each other space and privacy when we needed it. Money was also never an issue, everything was split 50/50. Sometimes I would pay for something or she would pay but we never argued about who paid for what and I think that was very important and would have been a deal breaker if either of us were penny-pinchers.

It’s amazing how similar yet completely different we are from each other but this trip allowed us to get to know each other even better and has changed us both and opened a whole new world to us. Days were spent exploring and after a night out we would talk about our dreams and plans for the future. From both of us being über conservative I now believe we will open ourselves up to more opportunities by taking more risks, talking to strangers and making new friends. And now we have Croatia May 2012 to look forward to, meeting up with friends we made on this trip for my birthday next year.

Food, Life

Panchos in Obz

Home of the litre margherita.

It’s always great when you discover a new restaurant. For my birthday this year I wanted to take a break from my sushi obsession and decided on trying out this Mexican place called Panchos that my friend T was always telling me about.

Boy was I impressed, I had to make a reservation as they are so popular and I can understand why. The service was great, prices reasonable and the portions were decent bordering on too much.

The atmosphere makes you feel so welcome that after a few minutes it feels as if you sitting in yout living room and chilling with your friends.

Gotta admit it was a great night out and can’t wait to do it again.