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.

Little tribute to Hanoi scooters drivers

I found who I m going Christmas shopping with ! Who needs a taxi when you can drive a scooter ? Advertisements

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“When tired

learn to rest, not to quit”. All expats have been there. The first three months in a new country are exhilarating. Everything is new, exciting, it is so easy to … Continue reading

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Family haven: escaping Hanoi pollution in Ninh Binh

I woke up with a very heavy headache. When I opened the windows, the sky was dirty white, and I couldn’t even fanthom further than a few hundreds meters away. … Continue reading

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Transformation or Cohabitation?

Hanoï vibes ! Speed and steady, modern yet still very traditional. My kind of town, with so much to explore and decipher. One of those places that you’ll never really … Continue reading

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You know it is THAT hot

When the layers are adding and adding .. You’ll easily distinguish the tourist, usually half naked, while locals as usual know better when it comes to protect their skins from … 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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Grannies do it better, especially au pair !

When I first met Steffy, I had to ask her twice about her job. Although her English is perfect, I thought she couldn’t pronounce “nanny” correctly as she kept on … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · 23 Comments

Mundane Monday: The only way is up

I was wondering if my projects were on the right path when my eyes met this special ladder. As I leaned closer, I could hear it whispering  ” keep on … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · 9 Comments

Waiting for a gentleman

Pop of colours under the heavy white skies of Hanoi .. Note to myself: buy a vase big enough to fit the purple bouquet. Make it 2, the sunflowers are … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 5 Comments

4 tips to guarantee a great wedding

“A wedding ring is the smallest handcuff ever made. Choose your prison mate wisely”. Assuming you got this one right, you need a bit more to plan a great wedding: … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · 13 Comments

Creating a happy corner !

Over the last decade, we have been living in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines and now in Vietnam. Most of cities we lived in where so much more polluted, … Continue reading

August 31, 2017 · 2 Comments

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