More than a month has passed since my magical trip to Portugal, but I still haven’t shared a glimpse of my favourite city: Porto. We headed straight north from the southern coast of Portugal, cruising up the well-maintained, fast moving (toll) highways in our beaut of a van. We rolled into Porto and found a … More Living in a Porto paradise
Even though I [technically] spent 4 nights in the Faro area, I didn’t do a comprehensive tour of the city to share with you. Instead, I will share a very small sliver of Faro. I stayed in a wonderful hostel (1878 Hostel) where I arrived on my bike. I showered (!!), washed my clothes (for free!), and … More A very small piece of Faro
At the mere mention of Italy, most people start salivating thinking of the mounds of pasta and the piles of pizza they would consume in the land of glorious carbs. I was no different – my previous trips to Italy were characterized by inhaling enormous amounts of exquisite food. I was a little bit afraid to … More Gluten-free veggie in Italy?: 5 survival tips
A few years ago, my sister and I had the best day in Argentina, biking between wineries, sampling olive oil and wine. Those blissful moments are still some of the best – the combination of biking with someone you like on a hot, sunny day, stopping to sip some of the best wines of the … More Bikes & wine: Nice edition
A few years ago, if you had told me that I would be vacationing in the south of France with a crew of Dykxhoorns, I would have been convinced you were slightly delusional.The marvelous thing about Nice is that you are expected, nay REQUIRED, to relax and transition to a slower, sweeter life. The best … More Oh how Nice!
This was not my first visit to the City of Light, but it was possibly the most memorable trip (perhaps because I wasn’t 20 and inebriated, which tends to degrade the memory). In fact, globbing onto my uncle’s vacation (with his partner and my cousin), I got to enjoy a much more civilised, luxurious version … More We will always have Paris