I’m Thien Lan and I’m a food blogger! Like your typical Asian foodie you can’t start a meal before I’ve had a picture of all the dishes! My excuse? It’s for my readers to enjoy and discover great restaurants around Switzerland (Zürich), France (Paris, Bourgogne, Lorraine…) and now Norway (Oslo)!
I’m also a serial expat. I’m a French born Vietnamese who grew up and studied in Paris. After having spent 11 years of my life living and working in Sydney, Australia and one year in Zürich, I am now living in Oslo, Norway. I’m married to a French man and a proud mum of two young boys aged 5 and 8 who were born in Australia. Read how we ended up in Oslo.
This blog started last year as my husband and I quit our jobs in Sydney. We move back to Europe and be closer to family and old friends (or call it mid-life crisis). The blog posts were mainly focusing on restaurant reviews around Zürich and France. The highlight was an epic week-end with a total of 5 Michelin stars over two days! We were also lucky enough to have plenty of time to spend with the kids, traveling, skiing and entertaining them in general.
We are now settled in Oslo. Everyday life, the customs and the culture are so different that I’m finding myself blogging more about life in Norway. A good way to discover Oslo is to follow the daily pictures I’m posting on the blog’s Facebook page.
I also went through a lot of questioning around my career. I graduated from a French Business school and used to work for Top Fortune 500 companies. The recent multiple moves in countries where I don’t master the language and the desire to spend more time with my children made me think twice about what I really want to do. Stay tuned to hear about the job I found here in Oslo!
Happy to hear from you and what topics you enjoy most.