Chocolate Paradise to Be Found in Lviv – Ukraine

Lviv city, chocolate paradise city

Chocolate Paradise, Lviv

The Unknown Chocolate Paradise

I remember the first time we passed Lviv, it was back in late spring three years ago, on our way from Kiev to Warsaw. We only stayed in Lviv for two days but fell completely in love with the city that’s full of life, colors, and chocolate. After that first time, we actually returned to Lviv twice and the second time to stay for a month. There are many reasons why we decided to come back and stay for a longer time, one of them was that we found our chocolate paradise.

Ukraine Should Be Famous for Chocolate

I always heard that Belgium is the best travel destination for a person who loves chocolate. I actually haven’t been there yet and are still looking forward to coming there one-day :). Right now, it’s not a big rush though, for being in Lviv has given me such good memories. For a while, I had the challenge to try local chocolate in all countries we visited, I even saved all the beautiful covers. During travels we have also visited chocolate museums, factories and cafés. So far, from all this, Lviv is my number one destination for enjoying chocolate.

My Favorite Choclate Store

The popular store Lviv Handmade chocolate offers a wide selection of flavors. I liked that I also could see how them the chocolate factory inside the store and the café with a rooftop view of the city.
I love staying in Lviv and be able to walk into the store and come out with a few pieces now and then to try out and enjoy:). I’m so happy to share these moments with Chris and find new favorites. Lviv is a chocolate paradise and I’m quite sure this is not the last time that we will come to this lovely city:)

– Nature Is Our Church

Nature is our church, Chris looking out over mountains

 

Importance Of Nature In Our Lives

To compare nature with a holy place like church highlights the importance of nature in our lives. Treating nature as a church is for sure a great idea. Nature brings calm, relief from stress and is a place to get things into perspectives. Science also shown that increased memory, lower blood pressure and improve the mood. Even though this is something we all are aware of we still don’t take enough time in nature. How could we change this? For starters, one way could be to think more about the positive benefit nature gives us. Second we could make sure to make it a prioritiy to find ways to connect with nature. Connecting with nature dosn’t only mean to get out in the forest.

Time In Nature Helps Create Clarity

We all deal with difficulties in different ways. In one episode of the TV show Gilmore Girls, the main characters, Lorelei stands at a crossroad in life. She needs clarity and plans for a long hike inspired from the book Wild. Even though she didn’t end up doing the hike she still got time in nature which was transformative for her. She got insights on how to continue her life and where to go from where she was at the moment. Even though this was a TV show I still thought this was such a beautiful story. Many of us should turn to nature when things are difficult and we need some space.

Reframing The Word Nature To Nature Is Our Church

By reframing the word nature to nature is equals holy place, it helps to show the impact and importance. This reminder encourages us to get out in nature more and focus on taking the time. Nature brings us so much happiness and calm. Small actions, for example, notice to the blue sky or finding a favorite tree to sit under helps to bring that calm. Which small things could you do to connect with nature, starting from today?