Yoga mat perfect for ashtanga? I do have it.

First things first. My new yoga mat. πŸ™‚

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JOY in me is a polish brand that produces mainly yoga mats. The mats are made ofΒ 100% biodegradable & recyclable tree rubber base and ultra-absorbent, soft suede top. Printed with water based inks.

I personally don’t like one-color mats, colorfull ones are my favourite. JOY in me has many beautiful prints – you will have a hard time choosing only one. πŸ˜‰

I thought the mat will be a little slippery at the beginning but no. It has the perfect grip. The thickness is right also – my spine really appreciate it when I’m rolling.

What is really important for me is that you can wash it in a washing machine. πŸ™‚

Here are some general information about the mat:

Length: 183 cm

Width: 63 cm

Thickness: 3 mm

Weight: 2.4 kg

Shop or get the details.

I aslo have their water bottle.

I made an experiment – I filled the bottle with hot water and left it for a night – in the morning water was still warm!!! The bottle is also really light.

Capacity – 500 ml. Made out of stainless steal. And also beautiful right?

If you like their products shop online and use the discount – 15% – just put ‘whynot’ in a discount code field.

Love big cities? Let’s meet one of the biggest cities in the world – Mumbai!

My first time in India. Trip planned. I was supposed to spend a month in Rishikesh and a month in Morjim, Goa. Yoga, yoga, yoga. No travelling, no sightseeing. But I ended up in Mumbai. Want to know how did that happen? πŸ˜‰

So I decided to stay longer in Rishikesh and also in Goa – in the end I was in India 94 days in total. In my visa it was said I can stay only 90 days – but somehow I didn’t read that info. πŸ˜‰

So at the airport I found out I will have to go to the Immigration Office in Mumbai. I thought I will go there and do it in an hour. I stayed 4 days. πŸ˜› Best 4 days of my trip.

Public transport/ taxis

Trains are super cheap in Mumbai, I think it is 10 rupies one-way, taxis also – just remember to always go by the meter! I usedΒ Ola TaxiΒ – really nice app, like Uber but more options and I think it’s a little cheaper.

1. Fort district

Just walk around the district and admire the beautiful architecture. JJ School of Fine Arts, Victoria station, The Gateway of India.

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Victoria station and the building just opposite are beautifully lightened in the evening.

2. Prince of Wales Museum of Western India (nowΒ CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ VASTU SANGRAHALAYA)

The Museum is stunning – just look at the building! The entry is 500 rupies, if you want to take pictures with your phone you need to pay extra 50.

It is really complex – you can find wildlife section, tibetan, sculptures, japaneese art and many many more. I spent there 2 hours and it wasn’t enough. Worth visitting for sure.

Amazing place! #incredibleindia #india #travel #museum #yogitravels #nofilter

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3. Dhobi Ghat-Β open-air laundryΒ 

As I couldn’t take any pictures inside please visit thisΒ websiteΒ – lots of beautiful photos. Dhobi Ghat is an interesting place – you can go inside, have a chat with the workers who are super friendly and nice.

4. Kala Ghoda Cafe andΒ Cafe Basilico

I would say these are Western style cafes – Western prices too. πŸ˜‰ So if you want to drink good coffee, eat delicious belgian waffles – these are the places to do so.

5. Marine Drive

You will not swim there – I mean I wouldn’t. πŸ˜‰ You can watch the sunset though and just have a walk on the beach.

6. Street food

I was too busy eating and I didn’t take any pictures, sorry. πŸ˜› But I found this great video that introduces you to Mumbai’s street food.

I personally recommend: vada pav, bhelpuri, sev puri and pani puri.

Enjoy!

 

Mumbai is so friendly, live, colorful and vibrant city. I loved it and if I have the chance I will visit it again. πŸ™‚

My favourite spots in Gdynia

I’ve been to Gdynia many times for Opener Festival, but last year for the first time I was there for a long weekend and could do some sightseeing and get to know the city a little more.

I really liked what I saw. πŸ™‚ Maybe if you have some time during this weekend or any other time you could check mine top spots/activities in Gdynia. πŸ™‚

1.Walking around and admiring the street art

There are so many murals around the city. My guest house for example was just cross this one, which I think is super cool.

Ludwik turysta #streetart #mural #gdynia

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Most of them are around the city center so just by walking you will definitely see them.

2. Awesome food

I had the best breakfast at Chwila Moment. It was “pain perdu” – a brioche coated with egg and fried, served with fruits, maple syrup and sour cream. It cost only 16 PLN!!!

OMG #sniadaniowelove #gdynia #mistrz #brioche

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Another nice breakfast was at GΕ‚Γ³wna Osobowa. Reasonable prices, tasty food, nice place.

Cytrusowe aioli πŸ‘πŸ» #sniadaniowelove

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3. The Torpedo House at Babie DoΕ‚y

Nice clean beach and beautiful view? Visit Babie DoΕ‚y. The Torpedo House is situated 300m from shore and looks like a ruined castle. Link to the place.

Torpedownia w Gdyni

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4. Kamienna GΓ³ra

If you want nice view over the city and the sea go there, but not the view point near the cross, but at the parking just ahead of restaurant “Panorama”.

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5. Cliff at the OrΕ‚owo district

Can be pretty crowdy but if you like walking by the sea – why not πŸ˜‰

Ludwik i klif #gdynia #orlowo

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#klif #orlowo #gdynia

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DIY string art

Two years ago I saw an amazing sign and wanted to have the same. Yeah I know – two years 😦 Well it took me this long but I finally did it. 


I used some old window – needed just the frame so I broke the glass 😝😜 you can can cut some plywood and nail it to the frame.

I cut the word ‘dream’ Out of paper and place it on the plywood. Than nails – I think I used 500 or so. 


Now the most creative part – coil the nails with  colorful strings. 

Looks absolutely amazing if you ask me πŸ˜‰

Best chocolate and peanut butter cookies ever! :)

I have to eat healthy now so yes I still crave  something sweet but I am looking for healthier alternatives for the food I ate. 

Here is one – Cookies! But this version is simple and healthy. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 can cheakpeas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 chopped dark chocolate
  • 4 tbsp xylitol 
  • 2 tsp black seasame
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder 

Blend cheakpeas and peanut butter. Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir it well. 

Prepare a baking tray. On a baking paper put the portions of the dough and flaten them. 


Bake about 15 minutes – 180  degrees Celcius. 


I cannot stop eating them! πŸ™‚

Sourdough starter simpler than you think :)

I had to change my diet 😦 Well It’s not sad news – I will be eating healthier but new diet means pretty much I need to avoid almost all already prepared food and cook everything for myself. I cannot eat anything that contains sugar, yeast, vinegar or wheat flour. 

So I decided I will bake my own bread but with sourdough starter – NO YEAST
How to make a sourdough starter? Easy peasy, check the instructions below πŸ™‚

  1. Day One

Scald a big glass jar – 1l / 0,5l capacity. Mix well just two ingredients and put them into the jar:

  • 125 ml cup rye flour
  • 125 ml warm filtered water

Cover it with linen tea towel, put in a warm place. I usually do that in the morning, in the evening I stir the dough again. 


      2. Day Two

In the morning I add to the jar the same amount of the flour and water as yesterday and mix it Well. Set aside. Stir again in the evening or earlier it the dough is running away from the jar. πŸ˜‰


      3. Day Three

Feed the dough same way as on the day two. After three hours it’s ready for baking! πŸ™‚ Notice: only when there are air bubbles in!

Orange pie – super healthy and anti-cancer?!

It is not an ordinary, simple pie. It is super healthy and suppose to help preventing or fighting cancer. 

In this recipe you use whole oranges with peel which gives bitter taste to the pie. But we use the peel for a reason – the flavonoids in orange peel have the potential to inhibit the RLIP76 protein, which is linked to cancer and obesity.

More on that topic at the link.

Ingredients:

  • 3 small oranges (organic as we do not peel them)
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (can be coconut oil also)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 80g xylitol
  • 200g almond flour
  • 50g banana flour
  • 4 tbsp shredded coconut 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda 

Step 1 

Cook the oranges till they’re soft – it took around 1,5 hour in my case. 

Step 2

Blend the oranges and mix them with all the ingredients. 

Step 3

Grease the baking tray with olive oil or coconut oil. Bake for about 35 minutes, 180 degrees C. 

Step 4 

Decorate with almond flakes, fruits, etc.