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Fuerza Mexico, Viva la Cuba, Peace Colombia

Considering recent increases in Colombia’s GDP per capita at 8.8% per annum there is great potential for economic convergence, and in fact, the estimates of the convergence theory point to a possible Colombia’s per capita income convergence in roughly 42 years, i.e., by the year 2051. However, this forecast is highly optimistic at this time considering Colombia’s political impasse. Drug trafficking undoubtedly plays a large role in the Colombian black market economy; cocaine is produced at $1,500/kilo and is sold in the U.S. for as much as $50,000/kilo. There is so much profit to be made with the trafficking of drugs that even many Colombian government officials fall victim to temptation. – Huffington Post

Then there’s now-extradited drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, also known as El Chapo, who made various escapes from what were supposed to be Mexico’s most secure prisons with the help of prison officers. But events of this sort are not uncommon in Mexico: just this spring, Juan Jose Esparragoza Monzon, the son of another Mexican drug lord, escaped from prison with four compatriots. – TheConversation.com

Irma hit Cuba as a category 5 hurricane and barrelled through the central and western provinces, causing catastrophic destruction in a country that prides itself on disaster preparedness. At least 10 people died – Cuba’s worse hurricane death toll since Hurricane Dennis killed 16 in 2005. – The Guardian

Ever since I was a kid I dreamed of discovering the world. Traveling with no boundaries that should offer me to meet and adopt new cultures and make me even more open minded while leaving me with constructive point of view. Wide sphere of cultures being our biggest treasure to leave for the future generations to follow. Follow it in the new wave, with all prejudice, discriminations, corruption and all other evils of this world erased. Only pure joy of enjoying different cultures.

After I grew I up I realised things a bit different. There is no pink filter on the world topics, so I use pink shades. I’m trying to see good and emphasise it while trying to change people views regarding negative topics while I travel.

This gave me a great insight into what Croatia’s biggest assets are as well as problems in the eyes of foreigners. I believe Croatia is doing the next step in a good direction by joining the European Union. Being a citizen of a country that has been through a war, I see the importance of cooperation and mutual respect between nations.

In the case of Mexico where the whole structure of a country is corrupted, where there is no political, economy and government fair play strives an opportunity for huge rate of criminal. Regarding the fact that not only such problems can occur but environmental as well makes such a terrible loss. Countries that suffered terrible losses recently were Mexico and Cuba, while Colombian narco cartel never sleeps. That was the reason I dress up as mariachi skeleton, to show support for those countries by trying to make an affection towards their culture in the eye of an observer.

Fashion couldn’t be more political. If Vogue fights Trumps, you can fight with fashion as a weapon on different fields.

The way to make those countries rise again is up to you. Fight the injustice, fix people mindsets, create new social reforms – make a change.

Xx,

Teo

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Garlic and butter schrimps recipe

INGREDIENTS:

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided

1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

5 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup chicken stock

Juice of 1 lemon, or more, to taste

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS:

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add shrimp, salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.

Add garlic to the skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in chicken stock and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in remaining 6 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until melted and smooth.

Stir in shrimp and gently toss to combine.

Serve immediately, garnished with parsley leaves, if desired.

Taken from damndelicious.net

Torre d’Alta Mar Barcelona Michelin star restaurant guide

Hope you are going to like our short review of Torre d’Alta Mar!

“TORRE D’ALTA MAR. A 360º panoramic view of the harbor, the beach, the city, the mountains and the entire coast line of Barcelona. 75 meters high, over the Port Vell-Barceloneta cable car station, in Torre de San Sebastián, which was built for the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona in 1929, to connect the port to the Montjuïc mountain, where the event took place. Opened in 2002 by brothers Carlos and Oscar Manresa, who were born in La Barceloneta. They have an impressive culinary roots and are pillars of Barcelona’s gastronomy along with great vision for the future and business know-how.

Signature cuisine in a spacious and elegant dining room where the main decoration is the iron beams and rivets from the beginning of the last century. Excellent wines and cocktails. Tables with tablecloths and swivel chairs. An elegant and fun musical selection. Cosmopolitan atmosphere. Important Business dinners. Romantic nights. Family celebrations. Friends meetings. Private glazed elevator. Valet parking. Open all year round. Two sitting daily. Recommended in the Michelin Guide for its attentive service, exquisite food and exceptional location. Chefs Albert Dolcet and Joan Martínez. TORRE D’ALTA MAR is the gastronomic viewpoint of Barcelona.”

 

Erdem X HM

When I first saw Erdem x H&M collection I went: “Damn, I will become a Kate Middleton!” Designer house regularly worn by royal families in collaboration with H&M got me thinking if the standards of average people are rising or is the famous high street brand just doing their work properly… When you start seeing same floral silk dress on each station of public transportation do you value it enough? It doesn’t have that luxury feel, right? But at the same time if Kanye wore Margiela x HM collection non stop and you can still see him wearing beige wool coat from the same collection shall we stop being snobs? The materials from collaborations are really good in most cases and feel amazing on the skin, isn’t that what really matters? I just loved 100% silk materials the most. Such an amazing prints with texture that leaves your skin glorious and price is semi affordable, it wasn’t too crazy and made this whole collection amazing! I’m a sucker for PJ… Always..

xx,

Teo

Silk Shirt Erdem, Pants COS, Shoes Zara, Watch Saint London

Autumn is my fav

With the first signs of leafs falling, my smile is rising .🍂

I love summer, I would say summer is my favorite but when it comes to layering possibilities Autumn is my babe.

Long cardigans, blazers and leather jackets, and how you can always sneak a little fur during rainy days. 🖤

Blazer – Maison Martin Margiela, T-Shirt – Asos, Scarf – Asos, Pants – H&M, Belt – Gucci, Glasses – William Morris

Xx,

Teo

The Montenegro Outfit Roundup

Hey there guys! Even more fun I had in Montenegro was because of all the outfit inspiraton. I’m so much more inspiring while traveling, the thrill of adventure runs my mind even while layering new cool pieces for you as well as for my soul

Xx,

Teo

T-Shirt – H&M, Jeans – H&M, Shoes – Vans, Scarf – Louis Vuitton, Sunglasses – Carolina Lemke

Denim Shirt – Asos, Belt – Zara, Jeans – Religion, Shoes – Vans

T Shirt – Diesel, Jeans – Straduvarius Men, Braceletes – Maison Martin Margiela, Sunglasses – Ray Ban

T Shirt – ASOS, Hat – Dsquared, Sunglasses – Carolina Lemke, Swim shorts – Benetton

Polo shirt – Kappa, Jeans – Stradivarius Men, Sunglasses – Vintage Vogue, Shoes – Vans

T-Shirt – Zara, Belt – Gucci, Jeans – Religion, Shoes – Vans, Sunglasses – Vintage Vogue

Quick and healthy bread with Moulinex

This Mondays delightful

Adventure Bread

Amazing recipe I actually baked in bread baker machine by Moulinex

One eight-inch (20cm) loaf

From Josey Baker Bread by Josey Baker (Reprinted with permission from Chronicle Books)The recipe reprinted here is in Josey’s words. Since his recipes are meant to demystify breadmaking, you’ll find his enthusiasm shines through. It’s a gluten-free loaf, and as Josey says in his introduction to it, “I had been mostly turned off by gluten-free breads, since it seemed like they were all trying to imitate wheat breads, and failing miserably. But this bread stands on its own…” And he’s right; it’s great.To make it, you’ll need to find a loaf pan that is a bit smaller than the usual size. But any similar-sized vessel, such as shallow ovenproof baking or gratin dish, should work just fine. The almonds should be coarsely chopped, to give the bread some additional texture. But you can swap out any sort of nuts. And if making the bread for people who are gluten intolerant, make sure to use oats that are certified gluten-free.The psyllium seed husks provides a binder for the bread, in place of the gluten found in traditional flour. You can find them at natural food stores, Trader Joe’s, and online.One 9 or 8-inch by 4-inch loaf pan (20cm by 10cm), oiled

Dry ingredients

2 1/4 cups (235g) rolled oats

1 cup (160g) sunflower seeds, hulled

1/2 cup (65g) pumpkin seeds, hulled

3/4 cup (90g) almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped

3/4 cup (120g) flax seeds

1/3 cup (20g) psyllium seed husks (see note)

3 tablespoons (25g) chia seeds

2 teaspoons (12g) fine sea salt

The wet stuff

2 tablespoons (40g) maple syrup

1/4 cup (55g) olive oil

2 1/2 cups (600g) water

1. Gather your foodstuffs. Toast the seeds. Preheat your oven to 350ºF (180ºC.) Spread the sunflower and pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet and toast until they start to brown, about 15 minutes, stirring halfway during baking.

(David: The seeds may take less time to toast, so keep an eye on them.)

2. Measure ingredients. Dump this stuff (all the dry ingredients) into big bowl. Then pour in the wet stuff.

3. Mix it all up. Oil your loaf pan, and then mush up your “dough” real good with your strong hands or a big spoon. Take pride in your mush-job; this is all of the handling you’re doing to do with this “dough.” Once it’s mixed real good, scoop it into your oiled pan and smooth out the top so it looks nice. Then stick it in the fridge and leave it alone for at least a few hours, up to a whole day.

4. Bake it. Put a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 400ºF (200ºC.) Remove the bread from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature. Bake the bread for about an hour or so, then take it out and gently remove the loaf from the pan. Let cool on a cooling rack for at least 2 hours (YES, two whole hours). Don’t rush it here folks, this bread is D*E*N*S*E, and if you don’t wait for it to cool, it really won’t be as yummy.

6. Toast and eat. This bread is definitely best sliced nice and thin (around 1/2-inch, 12mm) and then toasted up and spread with whatever your heart desires. And don’t worry if you’re adventuring somewhere without toaster access (like a gorgeous river in the middle of nowhere), it will still be scrumptious, I promise.

Retrieved from:

Davidlebovitz.com

Discovering my history – Montenegro

To travel is what I aspire to, but when it comes to discovering your own history while traveling it’s when I felt completely settled. The moment of out of physical silence in the crowded city of Kotor kicked energy rush through my body. I felt if I was already here, walking the same paths, listening to the same sound of sea and enjoying the same type of food. Such a special moment.

The colors that lures me to think about past, the friendliness of domestic people connected with picturesque views of Kotor and all Montenegro Bay blown me away!

In Kotor there is an amazing wine bar on the beginning of the old town, make sure to try Zvonko Bogdan’s wine. Fruity notes combined with semi dry taste of cabernet sauvignon influenced by percentage of blaufränkisch and merlot notes it’s what make this wine so special!

When it comes to food don’t forget to try no name dinner. Continue your way down the main street and then on the end of it turn right go a bit further and on the first crossway go right and may the food tasting begins!

Shrimps in cranberry sauce, garlic bread and white wine is what I would suggest you to try if it’s on the daily menu.

The costal city of Perast cherishes small museum where you can see history of Balkan coast. Swords and daggers from Venetians – Turkish fights, ancient paintings and what’s was so thrilling where I saw our family coat of arms live for the first time, since it’s a museum property. My family mostly lived on Sv.Stefan and Perast, where they had their army of soliders and did their activities when not traveling for battlefields and political meetings.

5 min boat ride from Perast will take you to two small islands one artificial island made by bulwark and rocks, sinking the old pirate ships and other natural. It’s where two small churches take place. Our Lady of the Rocks and St. Georges. Our Lady of Rocks an artificial island with a church that was created by a Croat local seamen who kept ancient oath after findimg the icon of Madonna and Child.

The second island is natural island empowered by church of St. Georges. The Island contains Saint George Benedictine monastrey from the 12th century and the old graveyard for the old nobility from Perast, including my ancestors. During the earthquake the church was ruined and it was my ancestor Miha Grubac who reconstruceted whole church, finding all the history notes through my family and visiting those locations was so fullfiling. My dad’s aunt is researching archive and writing the whole family tree book which I can’t wait for since it will show all the history and be avaliable in print.

This journey I will cherish forever.

Xx,

Teo