Golden Circle – Day 2

Þingvellir National Park Started the Golden Circle with a stop at Þingvellir National Park which is only 34 minutes from Reykjavik, an easy walk around scenic area. This also happens to be a place where the national assembly of Iceland was founded. Representatives from around the countries would gather and pass legislatives and laws for the…

12 Days in Iceland – Intro

The distance of Amsterdam – Iceland is approx. 2000 km. We drove 2000 km along the coast of Iceland.  In these 12 days we experienced different weather changes from sun to rain, snow to wind. It seems the locals are quite used to it though, they stayed calm and do most business as usual. The…

Brouwerij Troost

Location: Pazzanistraat 25-27, Amsterdam West (Westerpark) This place is on the top list of my favourite hang out places in West. Located right at Westerpark, inside an old factory building Brouwerij Troost serves and brewed their own Beers and Gin. Having said this as one of my faves, I actually don’t drink beers. I do enjoy…

Bodega La Ardosa

Location: Calle de Colón, 13 Madrid. Looking vintage and old school from the outside, the atmosphere inside matches the first impression. It’s a laid back drinks/tapas bar. When in Madrid, eat Bollo de Calamares. So that’s what I did couple of times. One thing I noticed in every place I have tasted, the Calamaris are tender…

Thrill Grill – burgers Oud West

Location: 1e Constantijn Huygensstraat 35-37. There is a trend on burger restaurants around Amsterdam, on the street where Thrill Grill is there is another burger place which has similar vibe and decoration, I have to yet try it out. Stay tune to find out which is better. I quite like the vibe, it has natural touch…

Aries – Indonesian Noodles

Location: Koningin Wilhelminaplein 58, Amsterdam South I have heard about Aries noodles from the grape vines for quite some time. Love the idea of a place specialized in noodles, I mean Indonesian noodles. The location is around office area in South of Amsterdam, quite a humble clean space. Everything about this place looks honest and…

Astanga yoga pre teacher training – week 3

Week 3 focused on Drishti. It literally means ” to see” in sanskrit. It’s really easy to overlook this part of the practice, mainly because there are so many things to focus on as a beginner. How crucial is Drishti? When we just start practicing the focus is on the physical or external part of the…

EN authentic Japanese restaurant

Location: Dusartstraat 53, de Pijp To find a sushi place in Amsterdam is quite easy, quite hip these days to eat sushi. However to find an authentic Japanese restaurant is completely a different case. The first thing you want to check whether the place is authentic, just try to find out if the staff is…

Saravana Bhavan – Indian restaurant

Location: Stadhouderskade 123 I texted a friend for an Indian restaurant tips, and this was the first recommendation. When I looked up the website, I had some doubts. And there is a lot of reason to doubt this place: poorly maintained website, extensive menu, and the location which is a building that has couple of…

Astanga Yoga pre teacher training – week 2

The routine At the end of the first weekend we got homework, it is simple but complicated. We need to practice 4 times during the week. Monday is a rest day. So I decided to start practicing Mysore style, which means in the studio (shala) or at home to practice with my own breathing and…

Astanga Yoga pre teacher training – week 1

A beautiful yoga studio in Prinseneiland, 26 students, and 4 teachers. It was very insightful, but also a lot to take in. We started the morning with introduction of teachers and students and a led practice. In the afternoon after an hour lunch break, we continued with in depth to the benefits of Astanga and…

Move more Eat more

This is a simple way to explain my lifestyle, I love food and love trying new work outs. I probably spend 80% of my spare time on these 2 activities, or talking about it. Funny enough at work my colleagues have been measuring their BMI and muscle/fat composition, and the result of my muscle/fat percentage…