17 August 2017

PORTUGAL IMPRESSIONS


"The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page"
Yeeeah I finally back with a new blogpost for you guys!! 
I'm currently sitting in the airplane on my way back to Hamburg and honestly I would do everything to not fly back haha... for those of you who don't know, I did a roadtrip with my little brother and my mom across Portugal and I think it was one of the best trips so far!

What did you do this summer?




I've never been to Portugal before and especially Lisbon was always a place I really wanted to explore... but there will be a separate post about this beautiful city.

First of all we went to the Algarve coast and to Odeceixe a little village near the ocean. 
It was just sooo cute, they celebrated a religious fest during the time we stayed and the whole city was decorated and colorful... ohhh and the ocean... I will come back for sure!!
One evening we went to the beach to watch the sunset and luckily I took my bathsuit with me, so my little brother and me could go for a cold sunset swim...
 the light was so so pretty orange and red and the ocean looked endless. 

We the sun set down everyone at the beach startet clapping... I don´t know, maybe it´s a common thing in Portugal but I´ve never experienced it before!!

 I just felt happy, grateful and free and I hope I will never forget this moment.




We also went to Evora, a really old city with the most beautiful university I´ve ever seen!

This summer in Portugal was definitely one of the best summers so far and if you think about exploring Portugal... go and do it!! It´s such a beautiful country!

Let me know what you did this summer:)

Alina

04 August 2017

ABOUT ALL THE THINGS I WANT TO DO IN MY LIFE



Last night I couldn´t stop thinking about the things I want to do this summer, this year and generally in my whole life


...so I ended up writing a list of all the big and small things I want to do in my life!!


 It was actually kinda scary because I realized that there is sooo little time left to do a major part of the things even though I´m only 17 years old...

I guess I lived at least 15 on autopilot and didn´t really think about why I do what I do and what I truly want to do with my life and sadly I have the feeling that a lot of people still live on autopilot...

I see quite a lot of people who tell me "If I only had more money..." "If it would be possible..." when we talk about what to do after school. I sometimes may think a bit too optimistic but I mean why should it be unpossible to realize our dreams. 

Dreams are not meant to stay dreams forever.



THINGS I WANT TO DO IN MY LIFE


run a marathon

live in the Netherlands

travel around the world

learn how to surf

do sky diving

help people

become a successful blogger

buy an expensive camera 

live in the appartement of my dreams

take pictures in a sunflower field

live in Sweden or Norway

go hiking before the sunrise

throw a crazy summer party

dive in the ocean

inspire somebody to go vegan

get a driver´s licence and buy a black mini

get a dog

go to a Coldplay and Ed Sheeran concert

learn dutch and a scandinavian language

do the splits

getting to know people from all over the world

live in Amsterdam for at least one month




What things are on your list?
Have a nice day,
 Alina

16 July 2017

RECIPE: VEGAN BANANA WALNUT PANCAKES




Hellooo, I finally wanna share another vegan recipe with you guys, and I´m probably gonna post some more food related posts during the next time because I´ve found sooo many delicious recipes lately!!

But yeah todays´ post is going to be about my all time favorite pancake recipe, inspired by "Für Sie" (... ohh well I seriously shouldn´t write this post because now I have to look at the pictures and get hungry haha) which I tried out at the beginning of the year for the first time and since than I love love loooove to make these pancakes on weekends!! What do you like to have for breakfast?



VEGAN BANANA WALNUT PANCAKES
for two persons

ingredience:
1/2 cup whole-grain flour
1 tsp backing powder
a pinch of salt
a pinch of cinnamon
1 tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar
1 banana
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup sparkling water
1 cup walnut

optional:
blueberries 
vegan vanilla yogurt



1// combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar in a bowl
2// put the banana, almond milk and sparkling water into a blender and puree until smooth
3// add the bananamilk mixture to the dry ingredience
4// chop the walnuts into smaller pieces and add them to the batter
5// combine everything
6// heat a lightly oiled pan over medium-high heat
7// pour a big spoon of pancake batter onto the hot pan, and cook until bubbles form, than flip the pancake and cook the other side
8// when all the pancakes are ready add vegan vanilla yogurt and blueberries... bon appetit!


I hope you enjoyed the post guys!! Hahah I´m seriously so so proud that I managed to flip the pancakes in the air without letting them fall on the flour AND take a good photo of it (thanks to my friend Cara:))

Have a nice dayyy, Alina