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  usual anti pollution masks far too often. But we played it like Vietnamese scooter drivers. We connected to the energy of the vibrant city and kept on moving. There is so much to explore here, … Continue reading Our first year in Hanoi: 3 tips for new expat families

Cheers to new (Vietnamese) beginnings!

Au revoir la France! And Merci for our beautiful wedding. For the endless tears well in my eyes with the stirring of overwhelming love! My family are my roots, I am so found of them all, would we be connected by blood or heart. And they were all here, to start with my bunch of crazy siblings I love more than they ll ever know. … Continue reading Cheers to new (Vietnamese) beginnings!

On the move again, guess where ..

The suspense is finally over! We know where we’ll unpack our luggages .. Europe ?.. I was totally into moving back to the old continent, first of all to be closer to the family. Second to dwell into the seasons I’ve been missing so much for the last decade. And eventually because I am craving for French food. My body can not deal with an additional … Continue reading On the move again, guess where ..

Travel theme: Move (by jeepney!)

Jeepney is the easiest and most common mean of transportations in the Philippines. The ride is very cheap, and the driver can stop you wherever your want (even though I heard that jeepneys should stop at designated stops but I am still looking for those signs after almost 2 years in Cebu). No air con obviously, crowded seating but so convenient! They are incredibly colourful and kitsh, with … Continue reading Travel theme: Move (by jeepney!)

Procrastinators peeps, can we stick to those 5 tips (as of … Right Now) ?

Why on Earth did I do this crazy thing? Perfect weather, perfect day, until…I checked the calendar. The numbers shouted at me, so loud that I almost fainted: half of the year had already passed by!!! How far did I go with expanding my network, working on my resumé and coming with a clear plan of action of where I want to be early next year? Ahem…Ahem… I … Continue reading Procrastinators peeps, can we stick to those 5 tips (as of … Right Now) ?

About time to embark on New adventures!

The first Weekly Photo Challenge of the year is to illustrate “New”… We have been in the Philippines for almost a year now, time to already think about our next posting. The hubbie’s contract finishes next year, but finding a family mission in the humanitarian sector takes times… As we are getting older wiser, there are more factors to take into consideration than the job … Continue reading About time to embark on New adventures!