Hello guys! It's us - Sonja and Jerry. We are a couple, trying to stay healthy in a world full of stress, pressure, competition and unhealthy food. Huh, that's a bit negative, right? Let's start again. We are a couple, dreaming of a life with purpose and deep meaning. Travelling, adventure and outdoor activities are the three things we love the most. From the educational point of view, I have a Master degree in International Business, while Jerry has graduated from Social Informatics (Statistics). We are both good in analytics. Besides that, we consider ourselves as people with a healthy lifestyle, what means, spending a lot of time outdoors, doing sports, eating organic food, drinking a lot of water and relaxing.
We used to live in Slovenia until 2012. A great time and a beautiful country, but starving for new experiences, we decided to make a change. In 2012, we packed our stuff and moved abroad - to Switzerland. Why Switzerland? Oh, I forgot to mention. I'm half Slovenian, half Swiss. I was raised bilingual. That is why I didn't have the language barrier problems as many people who move abroad may face. However, we're struggling with other stuff which we're going to write about on this blog. Nevertheless, we experienced what leaving our home country, family and friends means and learned how to organise a new life in a foreign country. Besides the challenge of living abroad, we experience day after a day how it is to work abroad. We are trying to figure out, what a perfect work-life balance would be and how to stay healthy and find our inner balance. To do so, we found three things which makes us satisfied and fulfils our lives:
- adventurous travelling around the globe
- eating healthy
- hiking, cycling, yoga, kayaking, hammocking
OUR QUESTIONS TO YOU
Are you looking for a new life abroad? How would it be if you packed your stuff and lived in a new country?
How do you deal with the daily work-life situation? Have you found your balance yet?
Let us ask you, how do you keep yourself healthy? Any secrets you have?
Are you passionate about travelling? Why do you travel? Are you more kind of an adventurous traveller?
HOW OUR STORY MATTERS TO YOU
If you are looking for a new kick in your life, which is probably moving to another country, then you might be happy to come across to this site and get some tips how to organize your life abroad. In case this is Switzerland, even better!
Maybe you want to move to the hidden gem of Europe, called Slovenia and you need some more information about life and tourism attractions or even overlooked secret places, then this site is perfect for you!
If you are an adrenaline junkie and currently looking for some active vacation ideas, maybe we can help with some ideas what country to explore and what to do there.
If you want to improve your health, let us explain to you, how we managed to stay healthy and feel even better and what kind of food we eat and smoothies we drink on a daily basis.
These are some of the reasons why MyHammockTime.com was created. To give you the much-needed information and to share the experiences with you.
Have you moved to another country? Or are you thinking of doing it? What are your concerns/thoughts/experiences? Tell us in the comments below!
WHERE HAVE I BEEN?
Europe. Andorra, Austria (several visits), Belgium (3x), Croatia (several visits), Czech Republic, Denmark (Mainland, Faroe Islands), Finland, France (several visits), Germany (several visits), Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy (several visits), Latvia, Liechtenstein (2x), Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway (3x), Poland (2x), Portugal (Mainland, Madeira, Azores) (2x), San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia (where I used to live), Spain (Gran Canaria, Mainland) (7x), Sweden (2x), Switzerland (where I live now), Turkey (2x), United Kingdom (5x).
Middle East. United Arab Emirates
I am fluent in Slovenian, German, Swiss German and English. I can make myself understood in Spanish and French. What is more, I am a beginner in Norwegian and Chinese.
My best decisions ever. Moving abroad, travelling alone in Asia, studying abroad in UK, skydiving.
Want to go. Namibia, Japan, Iceland, Greenland, New Zealand.
ALWAYS IN MY KITCHEN.
Honey, hemp seeds, bananas, blueberries, apples, almonds, ginger, turmeric, lemons, lentil, red beet, broccoli and cabbage. See my blog post about my healthy habits!
FACTS ABOUT ME.
- I have periods of intensive work-outs and then periods of intensive sport laziness ;)
- I'm terrified of flying (oh
- I'm a coffee addict
- I need 9 hours of sleep
- I'm always searching for something new, routine is killing me
- I like to overanalyse
- Lakes and beautiful views calm me down
- I somehow believe my continent by heart is Africa
- I like to help other people first maybe even before I'd need it ;)
FACTS ABOUT JERRY.
- He does all the healthy stuff since he was born :)
- He cycles to work every day
- Jerry prefers tea over coffee
- He loves to sleep and he falls asleep no matter where in a second
- He is a vegetarian since many many years
- Jerry loves all kind of rocks, boulders - he always needs to go on the top
- He's in love with dinosaurs
- He is a structured man :)
- Extreme hiking is his passion
- He listens to thousands of podcasts about environment, politics, newest happenings, every day ;)
Jerry and his dinosaur in Bolivia.
Jerry and his rocks in Gran Canaria, Spain.