I am Jana, and I want to bring you the story of a regular girl from Switzerland. Luzern is my base and the World is my home. I like to explore, and travel, learn new things and meet new people. I am a very curious girl and I like to constantly learn new skills, and that is basically everything that I want to write about in my blog. I am happy to share my story, travels, art, and projects with you; so let’s begin!
PERSONAL INTERESTS AND HOBBIES
In addition, I love everything about acting, film, photography, and music; I play guitar and sing in the acoustic trio “The Funky Monkey’s” where we mostly play jazz & blues and funky music at the local restaurants, which are mostly full when we perform; people started noticing us and offering further gigs, which is why I’m extremely happy! According to that, don’t forget to check us out this Saturday in Brasserie Bodu, an amazing restaurant with amazing food situated in the heart of the old town, starting at 21:00. I hope you’re going to enjoy it! 🙂
We are doing covers of some of the famous jazz & blues names such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Etta Jones, Peggy Lee, and others; so, you’re not going to regret it. My future goal, when it comes to music, is to play my own music and release some Cd’s, but I’m not targeting too big audience or a world-famous career, because honestly, I wouldn’t have time to devote so much to it, mostly because I’m a big travel lover, and I promised to myself that every month I have to travel somewhere to get away from college and studying, everyday responsibilities, and write on my blog about every place I visit, in order to more easily recommend (or not ?!) specific places/attractions/accommodation /food, for each and every one of you, so please, feel free to contact me if you have some extra thoughts or questions.
For this occasion I bought a professional camera – The Nikon D850, for which I diligently collected money from gigs, cause, let’s be honest; what is a blog without good pictures?! If you have some dilemmas or questions about professional cameras, and not sure what to buy, send me a message and I will help you decide. Please, don’t use your cellphone, if you want to be serious about your blog, invest in a good camera and you will not regret it. I’m not a big fan of selfies, (can you believe it?!) and people mostly tell me that I look better in life than in pictures, and that’s the main reason I’m not putting the focus on myself while taking photos. Most of my friends think I’m quite boring because I have to take a photo of every single thing, finding myself in a new place, especially when it’s about landscape, nature, animals, flowers, natural beauty, and attractions; I pay attention to details and love spontaneous pictures. I just love doing amazing pictures on my travels and capture amazing moments, like I had when I did tour from Split to Krka Waterfalls National Park organised by Zen travel Croatia.
For this reason, most of the time I travel alone, then I can really, concentrate on whatever I want to do to keep that blog up to date. I have to admit that I prefer exotic places, wildlife, and unusual animals, so last year I made my wish come true, and visited Thailand, and then went to Indonesia, Bali. Wow! For a nature lover like me, it was a breathless experience to go there, since Bali has a huge number of attractions to enjoy such as temples, caves, waterfalls, museums, and markets… I’m going to come back there, that’s for sure!
When it’s comes to Europe, I have been to London four times, and it’s still the first on my list of favorite European cities, I simply love its eccentricity and alternative side, I love taking photos but also to shop in Camden Town, there I always find something retro and crazy, just in my style! Croatia is one of my favorite places that I like going back to, there are so many things to do in Split Croatia that makes me come back over and over again, last time I went there I really enjoyed Zagreb walking tour, I took it one day before I left Zagreb and I can’t explain you how happy I am for doing so. I have visited Rome twice; I love the simplicity of this city, the culture it exudes, and all those beautiful buildings for which it is famous, Amsterdam which is very interesting, diverse in its offer, and quite liberal, which I found, well… Let’s just say, interesting and different from everything I am used to. I often go to Milano, most of the time with my friends, where we usually do long and exhaustive shopping, drink too much coffee or just enjoying the sightseeing of the city.
Speaking of fashion, I don’t follow trends and what’s trendy at the moment; I like to nurture a style that is … well, quite distinctive; from simple and casual outfits to retro, vintage and chic combinations, full of details, colors, cutouts and shapes. I can say that I’m quite feminine, so I prefer to wear dresses and skirts, especially with floral patterns with live colors, with short tops and over-sized jackets.
Remember, if you want to be special and keep up your style, dress as YOU want, and what makes you feel comfortable & sexy or whatever you want to feel like, and not as they say in the magazines! In the last time, I’m buying my clothes in the Second – hand shops, and I can tell you that I’m more satisfied with the quality than in some brand stores. It’s also more original and unique, and some of the accessories you will find sooner and easier in such stores. If you’re looking to add to your collection of staple jumpers, printed tees or denim jackets, pop over to House of Vintage, my favorite place to shop in London!
FOOD AND FITNESS
Fashion is great, and it’s really important to feel good and comfortable with your body, but I think it’s incomplete if you’re stylish from the outside and total chaos and mess from the inside. That’s why I’m trying to live healthily and conscientiously by taking care of what kind of food I eat, how much water I drink and of course, let’s not forget about the exercise and spending time in nature. Speaking of that, a few years back, I was ten pounds overweight, and I felt disgusted, I couldn’t fit my clothes and I avoided leaving the house, so I can say that it was the most depressing period of my life. I spent a lot of time reading and researching about healthy and proper weight loss and diet, and decided to switch to vegetarianism.
Maybe one day, I can write a book with my own recipes, since I’ve learned and discovered so many new groceries that are good for my health, but also very, very tasty! I don’t like gyms and exercise indoors, I prefer to exercise outdoors. I usually run early in the morning or walk fast. I’m also a fan of cycling and rolling, especially with my black Labrador Jessie, she is my favorite companion.