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From Prague to Paris to Paradise

by Spicie Foodie on November 26, 2013

Hola amigos! How is everyone doing? Great I hope. I want to apologise for my absence and lack of new recipes, but there is a good excuse. After a couple years of (quietly) planning these past several months have been super busy and exciting for my husband and I. So much has been happening that wow, where do I begin…

Na shledanou Praha!

Prague by @SpicieFoodie

As many of you may be aware, the golden city of Prague (in the Czech Republic) is where I made my home for some years. Living in a fairytale-like city with cobblestones streets, ancient architecture, lush history, a mystical aura, delicious food and kind people is something that I’ll never forget and will always be grateful for. Prague changed my life in so many ways; it is the place where I learned to cook and where my passion for both food and photography blossomed.

A View of Prague by @SpicieFoodie

My puppy is buried there and it is also where our cockatiels had to stay. A big chunk of my heart will forever live in Prague.

With mixed emotions excitement and a touch of sadness, I can finally share with you that Prague will no longer be our home base. It is not goodbye forever, but we are moving on and starting a new life in a new land.

 

À bientôt Paris!

Paris In The Autumn by @SpicieFoodie

The flight to our new home had a layover Paris, and being that it is our favourite city in Europe, we decided to stay for a few days. Whether you’ve been to Paris or not you know that La Ville-Lumière has a one of a kind vibe that makes you totally fall in love with it.

Over the coming days and weeks I will be sharing photos from our latest stay in Paris. I can’t wait to post it.

 

Hola paraíso!

Riviera Maya by @SpicieFoodie

And now for the big announcement…we have moved to Mexico! Our new home base is the city of Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya, nestled against a white sandy beach with warm-glowing turquoise water, tropical heat, year-round sunshine, sexy bronzed locals (which include a mix of people from all over Mexico, Mayans, and international expatriates) and phenomenal food — oh the food… It is pure paradise!

You of course already know that I was born in, and lived my early childhood, in Mexico. Though I’ve lived in four different countries, in many ways it feels like I’ve returned home. My husband is American and this is the first time he has lived in Mexico — it’s been fantastic watching him devour everything about his new homeland. We’ve been here for only two weeks and there is so much I want to share with you. I want to tell you all about the food, the natural beauty and the welcoming and kind local people.

Our arrival to paradise has my head swirling with excitement and big plans.

Mexican Beach by @SpicieFoodie

So what does this move mean for Spicie Foodie and our loyal readers and followers? Only great things! Now that I have access to an endless supply of authentic Mexican ingredients I can share with you the real taste of my birth country. Along with the traditional recipes from my family and childhood will be my modern take of Mexican cookery. I will continue to also publish the healthy, fresh and delicious world cuisine that I have shared since day one of this blog. There are also many more features that will be introduced over the coming months — you will really love what’s to come.

We have been busy finding a flat (which is a short walk from the beach — can you see my huge smile?), getting our internet hooked up, plus furnishing and putting our new home together. Things are off to a good start and I should have a full functioning kitchen in the weeks to come. While I take care of all of that (and, of course, work on my tan) I will be sharing some yummy international recipes that I cooked before leaving Prague. So please bare with me while I get back into the swing of things.

Sunset on Playa del Carmen by @SpicieFoodie
 
 
I’d like to offer a big thank you to all of you who have taken the time to leave a comment and share my recipes and photos this past month; I really appreciate it.

Okay amigos, I’ll be back very soon with a brand new recipe. ¡Hasta luego!
 

in Announcements,~ musings~

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