Niels’s Gado Gado

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I’s been seven months since Niels moved from Amsterdam to Berlin. He quit his job in the European parliament – the one everyone else was so thrilled about – and moved to Berlin to move in with his girlfriend and lead a more balanced life. Back in Brussels he used to work until late in the evening every day, so grocery shopping was virtually impossible. His fridge was filled with frozen vegetable patties, canned food and champagne he got from the EP. When he came to Berlin, it struck him: Finally, he was able to spend time in the kitchen again, do go shopping on farmer’s markets and to prepare meals from scratch.

Lina’s fake meatball zucchini pasta

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When my sister Lina decided to move back to the city we grew up in, many people wondered why. When I finished school, I wanted to move far away, possibly abroad. Now, no one is wondering anymore. She found herself a lovely flat and a job at the cutest organic market via connections. Although she’s really busy with university, she finds time for hobbies and to come up with new recipes.

She made me wonder: Isn’t it braver to try and find happiness where you are than to hunt for it in the distance?