What reminds you of home? What makes you feel at home? In the past months I’ve learned that every person has very different answers to that question.
“Why are you always rewatching the same shows and movies?” Shem asked me at some point in France after I eagerly asked if he wanted to watch a Harry Potter movie that evening. I love rewatching shows and movies from my past, and I love rereading my favorite books too. I guess to me a book or movie can transport me back into that same headspace time and time again, so I have multiple familiar worlds in storage available to be opened at any moment. Harry Potter, Seinfeld, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Lord of the Rings, Dan Brown novels, even Twilight. I can’t say how many times I’ve rewatched and reread these. These are my comfort zone, they transpose time and space. They make me feel at home no matter where we are in the world.
For Shem, it’s familiar foods. McDonalds or Subway can make him at ease when we’re in a new place. You’ll get the same warm Apple Pie or terribly stacked Fish Fillet wherever you go. Subway smells the same all over the world too (is it an actual fragrance spray they’ve developed and use??).
What makes you feel at home?
Got the best seat and the best view 🌊 // Keeping my hair soft and smooth all summer has been so easy with Ever Pure. Have you guys tried @lorealhair's Sulfate-free, salon-level formula? I love the the frizz-defy shampoo & conditioner with humidity protection + UV filters to manage and soothe frizzy hair. #EVERdifference
Itsss my birthdayyy 🎉 this is the first time I'm spending my birthday so close to where I was actually born since we moved to America 💛💛💛 my last european birthday was 17 years ago 🙀 oof I'm getting old 👵 also they're having some sort of flower festival here so a bunch of stores are decorated like this 💛😍 why don't we have things like this is LA 🤔😍💕😊🙌🎉💛
Life is so not perfect... ✨
Had a mini meltdown today. One of those ‘what the heck am I doing with my life’ episodes. All those negative thoughts rolled in and I let them; What is my purpose, why did I think I could do this, what am I even doing this for? It all crashed on me and I let myself be weak for a moment that lasted an hour, and crumbled under the immense gravity of it. Just being super real with you.
Why are we so hard on ourselves? Why do I never give myself credit for the things I AM achieving as opposed to the things I’m not? It’s so easy to compare ourselves to people who are bigger and better, but today I learned that I need to focus on myself, my own lane and my own little wins. You should too.
What’s something small you did today that you’re proud of?
Aveiro is a city in Portugal that is known as "The Portuguese Venice" due to its canals 🇵🇹 Here we can see the typical boats of Aveiro that are called "Moliceiros" 🛶
Aveiro é uma cidade em Portugal que é conhecida como "A Veneza Portuguesa" devido aos seus canais 🇵🇹 Aqui podemos ver os barcos típicos de Aveiro que se chamam Moliceiros 🛶
The eruption of the Vesuvius Volcano killed 80% of the population of Pompeii 🌋 It destroyed the city and killed 18000 people 🇮🇹
A erupção do vulcão Vesúvio matou 80% da população de Pompeia 🌋 Destruiu a cidade e matou 18000 pessoas 🇮🇹
Travel is in our bones and will never stop discovering new countries and new cultures ✈️ But our heart will always be in our Porto 💙
Viajar está nos nossos ossos e nós nunca iremos parar de descobrir novos países e novas culturas ✈️ Mas o nosso coração estará sempre no nosso Porto 💙
Pompeii was an ancient roman city that was destroyed in 79 AD due to the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano 🌋🇮🇹 .
Pompeia era uma cidade romana que foi destruída no ano 79 devido à erupção do vulcão Vesúvio 🌋🇮🇹
The Piazza San Marco is one of the most famous in the world! 🌎 One of the most iconic places in Venice 🇮🇹
A Piazza San Marco é uma das mais famosas do mundo 🌎 É um dos sítios mais icónicos de Veneza 🇮🇹
The Greek Civilization is one of the oldest in the entire world 🌎 Athens was the most important city and in here we can visit the beautiful Acropolis 🇬🇷
A Civilização Grega é uma das mais antigas do mundo inteiro 🌎 Atenas era a cidade mais importante e é aqui que podemos visitar a lindíssima Acrópole 🇬🇷