Indonesian Pop Up Kitchen in Porto

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Indonesia always has a special place in my heart.

Ben and I got engaged in Bali, Indonesia. And after many trips there, I always crave for nasi goreng, gado gado and that spicy red sambal. I hardly had any Indonesian food since we moved to Europe 3  and a half years ago. But little did I know that would change when we moved to Porto recently.

The guy behind the Indonesian Pop Up in Porto is Audry Maulana, a Jakarta native who had been living and working in Porto for 2 years.


My 2018 Travel Wishlist

Thursday, December 21, 2017

2017 had brought me many adventures in travel and in life. Our family had moved from Portugal to France and I was able to visit several countries despite the responsibilities of being a mom and wife. I also found a job in Paris and it allowed me to travel even more.


Stories for Sinaya: We First Learned About You in Thailand

Friday, December 01, 2017

My Dearest Sinaya,

Today, I read you a book entitled Mon Amour, my love. And the second page read:

"Je t'aime depuis que je te connais, et même avant.
I love you since I knew you, and even before."

It reminded me of that time, 3 years ago. The moment when we first found out about you.


Barcelona's Museum of the Open Sky

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

I found myself in Barcelona in the beginning of autumn, when the weather was still warmish. And so I vowed to myself I would spend as much time as I can outdoors. No musty museums or churches. I simply wanted to walk around aimlessly under the open sky.


Welcome Home, Sole Sister!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

When we first started We Are Sole Sisters as a travel blog in 2011, the goal was simple: to experience, document and share our adventures all over the globe. In more 6 years of travel blogging, I had grown to embrace this lifestyle and profession.

But it had also become a job.


How I Became A French Chef’s Apprentice

Saturday, February 18, 2017

“I want to learn how to make Tarte au Citron. It’s my mother-in-law’s favorite.”

It was a cold winter day in Versailles and I had just summoned the courage to ask a Cordon Bleu trained chef Patricia Boussaroque, who gives culinary workshops in her atelier, to take me in as her “stagiaire”, an apprentice. When asked why, I gave my reason. Unexpectedly, she said I could assist her for a class that weekend.


Dear Daughter, I Hope You Never Act Like a Lady

Monday, January 23, 2017

I've had a pretty exciting childhood. I remember spending a lot of time outdoors, at the nearby playground as well as climbing trees. I often ran with the neighborhood boys and never thought I was any different from them. I always asked to join cops and robbers even though I was often rejected. I would also join races to see who could run the fastest. I often won.



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