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Posts by Rhea

Rhea is a nomadic soul since she has been travelling a great deal with her parents since she was young. She is a writer and has worked as a chef. Now she is writing about her food and travel journey. Her passion for writing goes further when she gets more and more engaged in Story of my World and she now helps our storytellers with becoming the best travel blogger they can be. Next to being our chief editor, Rhea is in the process of becoming a British Airways flight attendant. That way she will see more of the world and has plenty of time (and inspiration) left to keep on being the right hand of Alex.

Fernweh

Fernweh, a word that perfectly encompasses everything I feel at this very moment. Fernweh is German for the intense and absolute desire to wander and travel.  In life, the general consensus is, that home is where the heart is. But what if you lost and left your heart all over the world? Sometimes you can feel so lost when travelling; …

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A year of travel, the final summary

It has been exactly one year today since I left to travel. One year in which I have lived the world, learned more about other people and their cultures and was confronted with myself, and my partner, on a daily basis. One year in which I lived, loved, laughed, cried, felt lost, was found and went through what can only …

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Travelling – a life lesson learned

Lush green trees flash by, I’m travelling again and staring out of the window of the bus. I wonder what the warm air smells like. I imagine it smells of warm garbage and fragrant Jasmine flowers, a mix of smells I am all too familiar with and have actually come to love as I now associate it with travelling.  From …

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The Hungrier Guide to Bali

Breakfast Bali is a great place to come relax, enjoy and to detox and reset. Bali offers an amazing variety of health conscious restaurants where you can stuff your face, guilt free! Organic produce, no artificial colourings, preservatives or MSG – a not-so-healthy Asian favourite, and all freshly made. Fussy Bird, Ubud offers all these things and offers not only …

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A 100 days of Christmas and a foodie nightmare – The Philippines.

The first time I ever travelled outside of Europe was in 1996, when my parents, brother and myself travelled to The Philippines. Here we travelled around for 6 weeks and this country and with that, my very first real travel experience became the benchmark to which I would compare every other journey that would follow. I still remember the smells, …

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George Town Penang – A food lovers paradise

Penang is a small island in North-Western Malaysia, also known as The Pearl of the Orient and it’s no wonder why. The island is a cultural melting pot where Malay, Chinese and Indian culture, heritage and cuisine blend harmoniously. Penang’s main attraction, the famous and ever so lovely UNESCO World Heritage site of George Town, has a strong colonial influence and beautiful Chinese style houses that make for a truly lovely sight and is definitely worth the trip! Rhea, who is an ex-chef from London, guides you through one of her favourite things in life: tasting exciting new dishes..

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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost – A Life In Search Of Travel

Not all those who wander are lost, they just may be finding themselves I didn’t grow up in your average family; I was born and raised on a houseboat in the centre of Amsterdam and lived there with my lovely mother and four-year-older brother. My parents, together now for 37 years, did not live together when I was a child. My …

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A lovely local experience in Melaka

The saying “you are only as good as the people around you” can be applied to cities as well as people. A mediocre place can be made into something amazing by the locals you meet. Melaka is one of these places for me. Despite the cities beautiful old Chinese mansions, the old Dutch Stadhuys (city hall), the historical fort, and …

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The Hungrier Guide to George Town, Penang

George Town is a famous and ever so lovely UNESCO World Heritage site on the island of Penang. For Rhea, George Town was above all a foodie paradise. Every time when she shares her favourites, the rest of the team will make sure they get some snacks at the same place. If you’re paying a visit to Penang and you like good food, you might want to have a look at this ultimate foodie guide through George Town..

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Ubud, Bali – An ancient sanctuary in a modern day life

Ubud is a place that has successfully integrated its ancient rituals into the hustle-bustle of the modern day life. Traditional ceremonies such as births, weddings and cremations still remain the same as they have for the last decade, and it is fascinating to be able to witness the devotion with which the Balinese regard their heritage. Rhea shares her story about the traditions she experienced in Ubud..

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Bangkok – Local life and a colourful kitchen

Busy, chaotic, noisy, smelly, dingy, dark and full of weird. It’s not hard to find the faults in this city but when looking off the beaten path and tourists traps, you will find life; vibrant and colourful. Truth be told, there are nicer cities in the world, but Bangkok is used as a base for most SE Asia travel and …

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