Estelea's Blog

French proud Mum and wife, restless explorer and doer freshly landed in Hanoi. One Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “kids friendly” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

I missed you !

It’s been so long! I can’t believe we haven’t even “liked” each other for so many months. I eyed you on IG sometimes though, but I haven’t been consistent at … Continue reading

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Why I loved visiting Hanoi with local kids

08AM. My Attilas are in school; Hubby at work. For a split second, I am experiencing that awkward moment when I am not sure if I actually have free time … Continue reading

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5 treasures I found in my Yoga Teacher Training

When I enrolled to Pascale Wettstein’s Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), it was all for shaping my body. I had no idea I would learn so much about shaping my life … … Continue reading

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4 Priceless benefits of being a Minimalist Family

We are the cliché of the Expat Family. Moving to a new country every other year, packing and unpacking pro, able to tell the weight of a suitcase just by … Continue reading

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Where is “Home” for my Multicultural kids?

Born and raised in Asia, they flew before they could walk. French by their Mum, Swiss German by their Dad, 6 y.o altogether and already fluent in English, French, Bärn … Continue reading

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My Delicious new prop for the Kids Yoga

Try to read this without mouth watering: “Cédric Grolet is known for his striking trompe l’oeil creations. What looks like a fig or lemon is actually an impossibly thin shell … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · 2 Comments

Did Buddha become a fashion star?

We’ve been living in Asia for over a decade now, and it might be the reason I am so surprised to see how Buddha has become such a Fashion Icone … Continue reading

August 27, 2018 · 3 Comments

Champions du Monde !!!

What an evening! We are so proud, so happy, I could write but tonight pictures speak louder than words

July 15, 2018 · 3 Comments

Peace in practice (Hanoian version)

End of the year school celebrations, farewells, packing, planning, teaching, speeding, booking, organising  .. Sometimes when I have slightly too much on my plate, I am practicing mindfulness by wandering … Continue reading

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Our first year in Hanoi: 3 tips for new expat families

It’s already been a year since our little family of 4 has settled in Hanoi. Yes, we are totally melting in summer, freezing in winter and we do wear the  … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · 14 Comments

Lost in time in Vietnam

I like science fiction and I love time travel. For this too, I am blessed to be in Hanoi. Wherever you’re wandering, there will be this akward moment where you … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · 9 Comments

You know you’re in Hanoi (a Friday in June)

On a super hot day And week end is looming

June 15, 2018 · 3 Comments

The power of a Compliment

I like to conclude my yoga classes on an inspiring reading or a quote. Yesterday, I chose Thich Naht Hanh words on Empathy. Not the best idea of the week. … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · 4 Comments

You know you’re in Hanoi (and you need to untangle)

Just by looking in your rearview mirror.. Sometimes the simplest snapshot makes me pause and wonder. My rearview is stuffed with tangled wires and like a Vietnamese on a scooter, … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · 14 Comments

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