Hi, my name is Sydney and my love for traveling the world began when i was only three years old.
I was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but moved to Cary, North Carolina soon after. When i turned three, my dads job offered him a position in Paris, France. It was too good of an opportunity to pass up so my mom, dad, brother, and I packed our things and our dog named Bella and left the country for France. At first it was a very difficult adjustment for the Williams family. Leaving our family and friends behind in the states, we were thrown into a foreign country with a language none of us spoke nor understood. Nonetheless, we grew to love the beautiful city and felt right at home within a couple of months. I was put into a french speaking pre-school where i quickly became fluent in French after some time. We lived in a charming apartment with a small terrace overlooking the streets of Paris and off in the distance stood the Eiffel Tower. My dad, Speed, adored working for IBM there and the French people were very kind to us throughout the three years we lived there. We made many French and American friends that we still keep in touch with to this day. I even had a french boyfriend at the age of five (i guess you could say I had the juice LOL).
Not only was the city amazing in every way, people do not lie when they say the food is to die for. Almost every morning we would walk outside to the bakery or in French, "boulangerie" next door and ordered a fresh pastry of some sort. I ate some strange things as well, including "escargot" or in the English language, snails...interesting right? Although I was too young to drink the wine at the time, on recent vacations I've tried it and it is a nectar of the gods. Living in France, it was fairly easy to travel from country to country so we would travel all the time. We visited Germany, Italy, Greece, Austria, the Netherlands, Ireland, Monaco, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. All of the places i just listed were incredible and life changing, my favorite being Italy. Basically what I'm saying is if you have the chance to travel somewhere you've never been before or go out of the country, take it in a heartbeat. "The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page."
Food is very important to Europeans, especially the French. They feel strongly about using fresh produce grown in their own country and buy fresh meats from the butcher daily. I think it's really neat and it's made me passionate about food. I try to eat healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables, while avoiding fast food as much as possible (don't get me wrong, I eat my fair share of Chick-fil-a). I've made an instagram which started out as a joke but I've continued it because some people seem to enjoy it. On top of that, it keeps me motivated to eat healthier meals. Follow me on IG: @healthnutsyd. Thanks for reading my story about traveling and food! If anyone wants to go out to eat at a cool place or knows of a good vacation spot let me know!
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