We were off to Bali with a pretty sizable list of things to go and places to see – as always.
But then life happened.
In a good way, of course.
Because, with barely 5 days in our pockets, on an island where getting around takes quite a bit of time (despite the relatively decent infrastructure) there was just too much to do & waaay too little time..
At some point, you have to tell yourself to: just chill the heck down & enjoy the show.!
So I abruptly tore my to-do list and brought it back to basics, giving in to the most delicious piece of laziness I’ve had in quite a while.
… More Bali-laziness, Fireflies & Shooting Stars
Last year I was off to Portugal again, only this time it 2 girls, having ourselves a little fiesta for my friend’s birthday.Read more…
What was supposed to be a full blown 10-day trip across Portugal was unfortunately cut short by business, which meant I passed the sticks to my friend for the last leg to Lisbon. … More Basking in Goldilocks Sunshine : Algarve, Portugal
I couldn’t help myself gawking out the window, to a slightly excited Pacific breakers, thinking about the time I saw its waves from the other side of the ocean .. when someone suddenly started singing on the loudspeaker.
“I love your redwood forests
Love your fields of yellow grain
I love your summer breezes
And I love your winter rain..”
It’s a gorgeous say outside, folks! then he continued by telling us about the temperature and time left till we reach San Diego. … More A Stormy San Diego & A Singing Amtrak
All 2016 savings wiped cleaned by plane tickets.
And 0 regrets.
This year’s 🎲 have been cast, and it’s shaping up to be a great year for travels!
The first countdown: Basel.. … More My *Hot* Travel Bucket List for 2017
Dreams do come true. If you turn them into goals.
I had a photo of General Sherman pinned to my desk at work for over 2 years..
It stuck there watching over me in the corporate cubicle that I learned not to hate – because hey, it’s all just a means to an end and you do need money to travel.Read more…
When I moved jobs, I took the General with me..
… More My California dreams: The General and El Capitan
I still remember the smell of the air the first time I set foot in Japan.
That unique scent of sea, salt, algae and hot sidewalks.. Japan will own the trademark on that smell.Read more…
I had not slept for the entire 11-hour flight from Paris, choosing to feel every single thing on the way.
The takeoff, the friendly smiles of the flight attendants, the screams of a nearby kid who was not as happy as me to be on board the plane.. … More What do cemeteries, deer and takoyaki have in common?
Ten years ago I left the country for the first time.
I went to Japan, of all places!
At the time, I’d never even been to your typical Romanian seaside. I mean, even Paris seemed far away and exotic and unreachable!
I remember asking my brother how flying feels like: “It’s really just like riding the bus, only it runs smoother”.
A flying bus, 10 km up in the sky. Nice.. … More A look back to Japan
There’s something magical about this country, in everything you set out doing while there. No wonder they believe in elves. And, recently started to worship Norse gods again!
So you want to go to Iceland. Some practicalities first: … More Iceland – a winter in heaven!
Full disclosure: I am not a mountain person. I mean, I love nature but I have never before climbed a mountain. Or slept in a tent, for that matter. But in a classic case of “you never know it till you’ve tried it” we decided, well, to try it. … More Amazing Kilimanjaro & how to get to 15,000 ft