Welcome! My name is Alexandra and I do not enjoy writing introductions about myself.
I was born and raised in Sydney and proud to call myself an Australian with Greek heritage (yes, I can’t help smashing plates for no reason).
In 2011 I decided that it was time to make a leap of courage across the oceans and move my life to the northern hemisphere – German bound. The decision was led by long-held dreams and my precious man that lived 16,000km away. I did not allow my complete lack of knowledge for the German language get in my way.
The separation from my family and friends was, and is, not easy but what gets me through this is the thrill of new experiences ahead of me, the beautiful moments with my partner and the constant back-and-forth of texts, emails and calls with those back home.
Since January 2012 I have lived in Germany – starting in Düsseldorf, and now settled in the capital of Bavaria with all its tradition, Munich.
I am an ambitious dreamer, who finds it hard to sit still. This works well with the close proximity to the alpine area – I jump at every chance I get to lace up my boots (even snow appropriate!) and let my legs climb.
I have an addiction to reading + collecting recipes and love experimenting with ingredients and flavours. You could say I’m a bit of a whole foods snob – putting a basket full of fresh produce in front of me is dangerous.
I find inspiration through landscapes, culture, traditions and people and could easily spend hours staring into the wonders of the sky.
So why the blog?
While you could say that I have started to ‘find my way’ here in Germany I would like to use this space to share my experiences, my observations and my discoveries that I have, and will come across. There may be a recipe and the odd exotic location thrown in here or there too.
Unless otherwise stated, all words and photographs of flythesevenseas are copyright of Alexandra Ioakim. Please do not take anything from my blog without asking me first and providing appropriate credit.