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

La Gomera – The Land That Time Forgot

An Anticlimatic Start It takes more than a case of lumbar hernia and a piece of falling toenail to put us off this hike! Still, after diligent preparations to hike in La Gomera, after preparations going back months in advance, ferry tickets paid and guide booked, and of course building expectations, whoever would have imagined … More La Gomera – The Land That Time Forgot

Casa Batllo Magic Nights, or How to Barcelona Differently

Casa Batllo Magic Nights – An evening concert on Gaudi’s Dragon rooftop Casa Batllo Magic Nights.  Paseo de Gracia 43. The address of tonight’s rather exclusive gig. The organizers had been really nice to accommodate a last minute change of date to our tickets, so that I could have my cake and eat it too. … More Casa Batllo Magic Nights, or How to Barcelona Differently

Beyond Barcelona: 5 Amazing Day Trips Worth Taking

Ever since I moved to Barcelona almost two years ago, I have made it my own personal challenge to uncover as many Spanish hidden gems as it’s humanly possible while still working a full-time job (something’s gotta pay for my travels!). And while I could tell you all about Montserrat, Sitges, Girona and Tarragona – and … More Beyond Barcelona: 5 Amazing Day Trips Worth Taking