An afternoon by the seaside: Whitstable, UK

Like decades of civilized Londoners, as the mercury rises to an uncomfortable heat, we join our Victorian role models in looking for an escape from the city, retreating to the seaside. Even though it seems donkey rides on the foreshore and “bathing machines” have fallen out of favour, we grabbed our sunnies, sandals, and puppy … More An afternoon by the seaside: Whitstable, UK

The cutest colonial town: Paraty, Brazil

When someone mentions visiting Brazil, I think most immediately conjure up images of the frenetic, wild, magnificent, spectacular Rio – the  chaos, colour, samba, and spice. However, just a few hours west, there is a charming treasure to explore: Paraty (pronounced para-chee). Paraty is a quiet colonial town, a UNESCO world heritage site which captures … More The cutest colonial town: Paraty, Brazil