Week 1 – From New Year in Goa to relaxation in Kerala

As you might have read on Week 1 posts (Week 1 – Get ready for India! and Week 1 – Welcome to Tamil Nadu) my first challenge of 2017 was to have a trip to India. Although I have always been a fan of Bollywood movies (I discovered them 2 years ago while browsing in the movie section of a flight between Dubai and Hong Kong) I never really thought about actually visiting the country until I met some colleagues that really made me realize what an incredible and diverse country it was.

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Week 1 – Welcome to Tamil Nadu

Earlier this week I posted the “to do list” to get ready to travel to India in Week 1 – Get Ready for India!. Although it needs a little more preparation than a regular trip to a beachy resort in Thailand or Hawaii, it is very easy to find any information you need on the web. So once the ticket is booked, the Visa is approved and your luggage is closed, let’s discover the South of India.

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Week 1 – Get ready for India!

“Week 0” posts were the prelude to this 52 Weeks Challenge as they summarized which Lesson Learnt from 2016 which will help me address more carefully this starting 2017.

To be clear the real challenge starts now and, as you might have guessed, my first objective was to plan a 2 weeks trip to India (the extra bonus of this travel was not to have to wonder where to spend New Year’s eve as I was leaving on 28th of December and planning to spend it in Goa!!).

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Week 0 – Become a little smarter everyday

When you start reading self-improvement books and you start experiencing its benefits, it becomes addictive and you only want to read more and more. And then you find yourself spending more time reading and getting excited at all the tips you will implement in your daily life while having no time nor the will to actually do it yet because you are too busy reading!

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Week 0 – How I went looking for the secret of happiness

During the Summer of 2016 some major events in my personal life happened: the end of a long term relationship followed by a very short term major crush. Both events left me kind of…confused. Why did a 2 year relationship end without drama & why did the very short flirt leave me devastated? Were these events related? What is wrong with me? When a relationship does not work you first question yourself – am I good enough, what could have I done differently, what if?

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Week 0 – How I decided to learn something new every day

When I started my new and 4th corporate job in January 2016 I quickly realized that the problem was not the companies I had been working in nor the projects I was getting into. Corporate work does not fulfill my creativity, I have been drawing and painting since I was  a kid, I spend a lot of time reading novels, learning, traveling and dancing in the sun.

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Dessert of the day -Vegan chocolate mousse (with squash & hazelnut milk) – via Lalignegourmande

“It’s still crazy to find that it is possible to obtain a creamy and delicious foam, without a ton of butter and sugar. It really is time that everyone wake up and become aware of what nature can offer us beautiful and healthy, to realize that it is actually possible to have fun without damaging his body, but by doing well, simply. Yes I grant you, I preach to my parish and I ramble a bit. But I confess that every new discovery I am amazed by what some ingredients can make in the kitchen. ” lalignegourmande

via Mousse au chocolat vegan, sans sucre, sans beurre, sans pois chiche — La ligne gourmande

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