Mountainous switchbacks make powerful thighs: VN de Milfontes to Carrapateira

Another perfectly sunny day. I saddled up my pony and glided to a nearby town to check out a stunning view and drink a pair of espressos. It turned out that caffeine and bag of chips became essential fuel for the mountain switchbacks that were to come. At this point in my journey, I had decided … More Mountainous switchbacks make powerful thighs: VN de Milfontes to Carrapateira

An afternoon in the magical Vile Nova de Milfontes

It was a real treat to get to my campsite early in the afternoon and having a few daylight hours to explore the charming town and beach of Vile Nova de Milfontes. This little town is nestled on the Alentejo coastline with rugged coastlines and perfect sandy beaches. I spent a bit of time exploring the … More An afternoon in the magical Vile Nova de Milfontes

Nature, skiing, reindeer hearts, and puppy love: Kiruna, Sweden

As mentioned in a previous post, Kiruna is not much to look at in terms of a metropolitan city, but it happens to be surrounded by some of the starkest and most beautiful nature. We were mesmerized by the trees blanketed in snow and the deafening silence of the thickly snow-covered woods.There were only a … More Nature, skiing, reindeer hearts, and puppy love: Kiruna, Sweden

Gondola & goodbye

Venice is meant to be seen by the water, and there was no way we could leave this floating island without taking a gondola. This was our gondolier. We floated through the narrow canals as the sun was starting to go down. It was one of the most peaceful feelings – to sit back in a … More Gondola & goodbye

Oh my heart. Venice.

One we settled into our little airbnb apartment, we starting the trip off in the way that would soon be our customary state – being pleasantly but perpetually somewhat lost, but not really minding as there were so many astonishing things to see, no matter which direction we headed in. THE thing to do in … More Oh my heart. Venice.

A fountain, some art, and a few buildings: Highlights from Rome

Trevi fountain (Fontana di Trevi) One of the most famous fountains in the world, it was pretty cool to wish on this fountain. According to tradition, the way to ensure that you will return to Rome one day is to toss a coin over your shoulder into the fountain. Apparently, €3000/day of coins end up in … More A fountain, some art, and a few buildings: Highlights from Rome

Pedalling home

I had decided to splash out and book the overnight ferry back to the UK. To my delight, it seems that ferry travel is not completely booked during the week, so I had a comfortable cabin to myself. After a sound sleep, I TOOK A SHOWER! ON A BOAT!? Luxury. I had a cup of … More Pedalling home