A Life Changing Book: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

24 June 2016
When I first heard about this book and how it could change your life perspective, I didn't quite believe it. Actually, I've never been a strong believer that books can be life changing and always thought of it as an idea for others and not me. BUT, this book has questioned my certainty. This is why I want YOU, the person reading this post right now, to seriously consider to pick it up.

Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho - Book Review

16 June 2016
Why decide to read a book on someone who wants to die? Because, in my opinion, all of Paulo Coelho's books have a message worth reading about, which is why I plan to read all of them, including Veronika Decides to Die.

The book isn't actually about death, but how we face life and the fact that what is considered 'madness' is often a wake up call to the routine and rules that society has imposed on us. Here, Coelho suggests that liberation from these paradigms can set one free and lead her to the understanding of the beauty of life.

Top 6 Things to Do in Valencia

9 June 2016
Five months have passed since I have last been in Valencia, the place where I studied during the first part of my Erasmus in Spain, and I have just realised that I didn't write many travel posts on it. But no worries, because I decided to catch up and created a list of top things you need to do when travelling in Valencia, not just as a tourist but through a more local lens. At the bottom of the post you can also find some extra suggestions on the city. Valencia is a beautiful city, but it can be easy to skip some must-dos as some of its gems are well hidden.

May 2016: Monthly Favourites

6 June 2016
After April, May flew by fast. This was a month full of events and things to do in Barcelona. Because at work things are a bit more chilled (summertime is approaching...), I've stressed out a lot less and enjoyed life a bit more. The best moment has definitely been going to see Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams World Tour which was an adventure to say the least.
Here are some of my favourites of the month:

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende - Book Review

30 May 2016
Although this is a truth most people will disagree with, I am a believer that books (only books - not people haha) could be (partly) judged by their cover. Why is that? Simply because the effort put into the creation of a work by an author and the message that is going to send is of vital importance. Allende did this well in her large paperback edition of The Japanese Lover, that has a beautiful and fairly abstract cover (it is related to the story  but endorses a different image than what it's actually about) and a wide, easy font. There, the whole experience has radically transformed into an act of magic and not a passive action of routine.

Exploring Catalonia: Medieval Besalú, the Dalí Theatre-Museum and the Temps de Flors in Girona

12 May 2016
Last Sunday I didn't have anything planned, so when I got a text from a friend asking to join her and other girls to travel around the region I couldn't help but accept. Hence, I booked my ticket from a company called Barcelona Trips and got my things ready for a trip to Besalú, Figueras and Girona. The three stops sounded very ambitious for a single day, but they were on my bucket list and didn't mind doing them quickly.

The Fifth Mountain by Paulo Coelho - Book Review

9 May 2016
The Fifth Mountain is a story about human love, forgiveness and struggle. While it felt a bit confusing at first, it evolves as the story goes on, taking a more structured shape where the author's messages are more easily comprehensible and can really impress you. I don't think this was Coelho's best book, however it's got his typical style which I overall admire and hence it didn't disappoint me too much.
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