What’s up next?

Yesterday I made waffles with my little boy and got inspired for my next blog theme. Due to my stand by time next week, I thought about “what’s up next?”
I stayed at home the last couple of weeks and the WANDERLUST got me, for me as a flightattendant it’s actually very tough to stay at one place for such a long time!

My last tour inside Europe was many months ago and I literally miss it.
Madrid, Barcelona, Italy or Portugal, Brussels or Moscow, so many beautiful places I visited.

Last August I travelled to #Brussels, I got a day off and used my time for sightseeing and taking photographs of beautiful spots.
Many years ago, I allready had one day off and strolled through Brussels together with my mom. We went to beautiful antique stores, and flea markets.
Had coffee in cute little unique cafés.
Brussels is full of life, it’s international and incredibly interesting. Last time I started my stroll at the European Parlament and continued to the King’s Palace and walked down to the Grande Place.
When you’re at the Grande Place, you need to walk around and visit one of the nice cafés or just enjoy the little art shops. I was very inspired by them…..
Eat Belgian Waffles!!!
Waffles, fries, chocolate, beer…
Belgium may be famous for its junk food, but there’s far more to its national cuisine than that. Summer in Belgium is mussel season and you need to try typical belgium and flemish dishes!!!
But I tried the fries, the waffles and the beer of course!
I loved the several parcs in Brussels.
Families were picnicking, children ran around, I had the impression that it’s a young, very outgoing city!
I definitely want to see more of Brussels,…many more unique places! One of my very close friends has relatives there and I hope, that one day, she can show me around, the best way to explore cities is to know locals;) 
I took a lot of pictures.
Although it was so incredibly hot I walked distances to see as much as I wanted to see!

So what’s up next? Where will I travel to? It’s always exciting……
Let’s wait and find out….!
Patricia

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Come with me to New York City!

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NYC is always a great destination for me, unfortunately you will never have enough time to see everything you actually want to see….
The first time I have ever been to NYC was in 2000, I lived in Pittsburgh and traveled together with my family friends to New Jersey.
I continued my journey towards Manhattan to meet my friend Dany.
He is actually a New Yorker after all the years he spent in this beautiful city!
It was the time over thanksgiving, we lived in an apartment of his friend, did sightseeing,clubbing and of course shopping.
I saw the twin towers and yes, I fell in love with New York.
Love it or deny it. When you love busy city life, a city that never sleeps and where you have millions of options to spend your day and night…..go to New York. You will definitely love this city!
My favourite time for a visit?
It’s definitely spring time.
I love the central park area, it’s not to hot and because I’m a springtime lover, I enjoy specifically that time.
The last times I have been there were only during wintertime. You have to wrap up warm, put on sneakers and take a camera with you, that’s all what I need.
A subway ticket as well;)
First stop Brooklyn.

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Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge Park, walking the promenade, Manhattan Bridge.

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Take your time and around the neighborhood, it’s pretty nice and unique.
When I’m in NYC I always cross the Brooklyn Bridge.

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The view is breathtaking. I actually don’t know how many selfies I’ve made….or skylinepictures….just WOW!

Soho is one of my favourite places in New York, there are many nice restaurants and shops in this area.

Bryant Park is another great stop I love, specifically during springtime.

The Highline a must to do!!!

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Great place to walk around, I couldn’t stop clicking on my camera…..
The Meatpacking area has several nice restaurants and underneath the Highline are a couple of nice Art galleries, which I personally like..
Central Park…..just awesome!
Plan your trip during springtime and enjoy picnicking, walking around, great views, simply beautiful.
You see, when I am in this gorgeous city for one day….I literally have no time to sleep😂🙈
Brooklyn – Soho – Meatpacking – Bryant Park or Central Park – …..
I love this city and I’ll always will!
A few tips for restaurants and shops:

Soho:
Fanelli Cafe
94 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
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265 Lafayette St
http://www.santambroeus.com/

http://www.bryantpark.org/things-to-do/gardens.html

Find out what you specifically like and tell me about it!!!!!!!

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#Worldtraveler

Well, this post is for every travelersoul, those who see the world as the most beautiful existence, with every human being living on it.
The world watched the cruelty which has taken place in Istanbul yesterday.
Another act of cruelty and contempt.
They attacked travelers, people which love to see diffrent countries and cultures.
They attacked turkey, and all in all the whole world. Again.
Traveling the world means showing respect and acceptance, as well love to different countries.
We respect and are interested in religions we don’t know or believe in.
God is everywhere, god is big and god doesn’t judge.
It’s devestating too see how the world changes. I raise a child in this world, not knowing what to expect. I teach acceptance and love and I hope that my son will teach the same one day.
I travelled many countries in the last 15 years, I met many people, I had good conversations and I also interesting ones.
Hopefully the world’s population will understand one day, especially those who think to have power to reign the world, that not war and hate is the solution…..
I doubt it unfortunately.
Traveling means to show acceptance and respect, don’t blame us.
The hole world is burning somehow, refugees, children are dying because of hunger and abusement. Stop it! Now! Don’t send troops and kill your own people…..
Safe our world and it’s beautiful population, stop the terror!
We allready know you have issues with us, but maybe killing us ist not the answer!
My thoughts go with everyone who got attacked by terror lately, their families and friends……
Let’s accept each other!  ✌

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#India2

When I’m in India, I love to eat vegetarian. Whenever I’m in Chennai I’ll go to an vegetarian restaurant called #Sangeethas. My friend Shameek and his wife Vaishali went with me there to eat the most tasteful, delicious food I have ever eaten before.
Inside India you have such a big variety to eat differently. The food is different and the spice as well!
It’s typical for south india to eat more vegetarian than in the north or eastern part, for example. Rice is one of the main food, combined with sauces and spices. Idli’s and Dosas are made of rice flour, all in all is the Tamil cuisine very spicy.
Onions, garlic and ginger is quite everywhere to find in south indian (tamil) food.
The northern indian cuisine is more that what we European know…..
Tandoori chicken, samosas, just small examples to explain that the northern indians eat less spicy;)
Go to the south and you might recognize that the food is getting more spicy, but you will love it! Raita and joghurt are making it a bit better…..
Now I got hungry!!!!!

உங்கள் உணவை உண்டு
Enjoy your meal in Tamil

Visit my website on Facebook #mrspasai….it’s my indian week!

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#India

Finally I’ll write a post about INDIA.
My first time I travelled to India was approximately in my early 20s, not knowing what to expect, unsure how to behave and absolutely overwhelmed by my first impressions.
I’ll never forget my first visit, my impression of this country was literally overwhelming and I  remember how I cried in the crewbus. I was crying because I had never thought about how people actually live on the street, I felt uncomfortable and ashamed.
I was very young and I heard a lot stories about India, as well as Indians “are” and how you should “behave”.

Now more than 10 years later, I think back and say..  I SIMPLY LOVE INDIA!

India became my favourite destination over the years of flying and I still enjoy to go there.

I need to explain that my first destination in India was Mumbai.
It’s tough for an european young girl like I was to find a way to deal with India ‘s opposites.
Our hotels in India are always very nice and comfortable, even luxurious.
When I step out of the hotel I’m in India.
Tuk tuks, people, dirt, culture, food, animals, heat, humidity, the smell of insence stics and food, all in one moment!
I’m maybe a little crazy but I allready enjoy Indias scent in it’s airports, when I step out I know I am in India….
I also like the flights, the passengers.
I like the busy flights, their habits and the families. I love to see the elderly indian women wearing their saris.
It’s all together, a combination of everything which makes my love for this country even deeper.

I can’t tell you why, but if I have the chance to travel through India, I would do it.
Maybe when my son is grown up I’ll take him with me……..
I ate so much indian food during my pregnancy that my son loves to eat spices. 😂

#Spices are a big theme you need to be aware of before travelling to India!
I love it! For me it’s an taste explosion.
The food is simply delicious and healthy.
You can eat as much delicious as you can no matter you eat vegetarian or vegan or non vegetarian.
Everything is freshly made and yummy.
When I meet my friends in Chennai it’s funny to see them eating “italian” or “european” dishes, and I fill myself up with indian delights…so funny!
Ordering SPICY is a new definition of SPICY compared to european indian food……
Avoid to drink too much of KINGFISHER beer, I can tell you, it’s ruining your next day! As yummy as it is…..

Making photographs in India is amazing!
It’s ok for everyone when I ask them to make some pictures of people.
India’s culture is colorful, warm and nice.
They smile and you can joke around with indians, I love their sense of humor.
I love their spirituality, their religions.
India’s history is amazing and I could spend hours to read about it.
I haven’t been in India for a while now, I allready miss it.
Hopefully I can fly in march to Chennai, I have so much to do there…
I want to meet friends, I must go to the orphanage and want to visit a fisherman’s family outside of chennai.
The fisherman’s wife was expecting a child and I want to give them things for their baby.

I guess I will continue writing about India, can’t fill only one post….
Too many impressions!

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The fisherman's mother was cooking for us..
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Indian fisherman, he invited us to dinner
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I guess her name was Anita..
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Shore temple Mamallapuram

More pics soon!!!

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