Hiking Hong Kong: the MacLehose Trail No. 2

Hiking the MacLehose Trail No. 2 Hiking in Hong Kong is an absolute must! On the very first day of our very short trip to Hong Kong, we went to the High Island Reservoir East Dam – an adventure to get there. After trying, and failing to efficiently communicate with the taxi driver at the … More Hiking Hong Kong: the MacLehose Trail No. 2

My Honest Opinion of Shangri La’s #WithAView Kerry Hotel Hong Kong

How many hotels have this 9.1 Superb rating on Booking.com, out of  2,005 reviews ? Not that many, really. And Shangri La’s newer addition – Kerry Hotel Hong Kong – deserves it fully! This is not a sponsored or comped post, just my honest opinion;  it’s aimed to hopefully help filter down on the myriad of online “recommendations” (honest … More My Honest Opinion of Shangri La’s #WithAView Kerry Hotel Hong Kong

My Hong Kong Microadventures: A 3-Day Planner

Planning a short stay in Hong Kong? Let me tell you about mine, and you can hopefully plan yours ! Hong Kong was one of those destinations which kept getting the back seat, for some reason; a combination of ‘the world is so big, what do I want to see first?’ with ‘this year was … More My Hong Kong Microadventures: A 3-Day Planner

Tai Pan Book Review : The Founding of Hong Kong as described by J. Clavell

Tai Pan Book Review Another month, another country. Another Readathon. Although my readathon page has suffered from quiet drought, behind the scenes many readathons did, in fact, occur, keeping as always good company: en route to Zanzibar, while exploring Spanish gems, and most recently: en route to Hong Kong. I had not read James Clavell’s … More Tai Pan Book Review : The Founding of Hong Kong as described by J. Clavell

My 50 Reasons to Visit Spain, Part One: The Nature

One of the many reasons to visit Spain is the country’s incredible natural diversity. I’ve been lucky to be living in Spain for almost two years now, and so in 2018, I made it my blog’s primary goal to shed more light to the hidden wonders. So below, I’ve gathered for you some of my … More My 50 Reasons to Visit Spain, Part One: The Nature

Spain Microadventures: Hiking in Parrisal de Beceite

Parrisal de Beceite: The Spanish Mini-Plitvice Set at the border between Catalunya and Aragon, on a winding route lined by olive trees and towering cliffs, this Spanish Hidden Gem was stuck on my retina for almost one month, while I’ve struggled to find time to write about it. So on the day of Merce, while … More Spain Microadventures: Hiking in Parrisal de Beceite

My Best Room With a View Moments Around the World

We’re all guilty of dreaming, aren’t we? When I’m not traveling or planning the next getaway, I often take great pleasure in daydreaming, looking back on my travels and drooling all over those mental Kodak moments.  So while I’m plotting the best itinerary for a Hong Kong Microadventure, (stick around) and dreaming of the white … More My Best Room With a View Moments Around the World

Secret Barcelona: 12 Things You Didn’t Know

1. May Be Older than Rome Well.. the maybe is important. One legend says that the city was founded by Hercules, centuries before Rome was founded.  The second legend attributes the foundation of the city directly to general Hamilcar Barca, Hannibal’s father. The more official, streamlined version, though, is that the Romans themselves founded the city as … More Secret Barcelona: 12 Things You Didn’t Know

How to Choose your Tenerife Whale Cruise

Tenerife Whale Cruise I knew Tenerife was great for spotting whales and dolphins, so because we did not manage to see any whales neither in Iceland nor in South Africa, I thought: third time’s a charm. And it was. But I would much rather talk about how to plan your cruise, and what to avoid, … More How to Choose your Tenerife Whale Cruise

The Secret Lavender Fields of Spain

A Spanish Summer  The air was full of promises and sun and the smell of lavender was sticking to your skin and hair like an expensive perfume. The road to the middle of nowhere in Brihuega had been crowded; it seemed that all city folks had found out about the secret at the same time, … More The Secret Lavender Fields of Spain