Street Food: Palermo

There is so much more to Palermo as I would come to realise, but first things first…the food! My first trip to Sicily would be to discover the street foods of Palermo. Did you know that Palermo is ranked the 5th on the Forbes list of “The World’s Top 10 Cities for Street Food”, behind…

On the streets of Lisbon

This year I fell in love with Lisbon! If you’ve been, you need no further explanation to understand why. The rugged coastline, narrow side alleys, the parks, the food, the old town charms, the friendly people – Lisbon was an absolute gem! Instead of using words, below I let the pictures tell the story of…

Majestic Madrid

Truth be told, I didn’t know what to expect from Madrid. I had been to Barcelona where they have the beach and impressive works of Gaudí and the incredible energy along La Rambla. Coming to Madrid would be a pitstop on my way from Lisbon to Munich and an opportunity to catch up with a friend…

Rooftops in Paris

These have been on my mind today and although I don’t necessarily know too much about their design (for now) or how they came to be, I know only that they’re beautiful. And isn’t that ok sometimes, to know nothing about something (or someone) except that it’s beautiful and brings you joy to see it (or them)…? Many…

Holy Beer!

I was looking for an interesting experience with my very limited time in Salzburg. On the list of things to do/see was to visit the Old Town and see the incredible Salzburger Dom (cathedral), visit Mozart’s birthplace or eat at Mozart Cafe; join a Sound of Music tour. All great choices but with only a…

Hallstatt

I’d been charmed by this town on the lake since the first picture of it that I’d seen on social media some time ago and it remained a bullet point on my bucket list, one that was about to be ticked off. One does not accidentally stumble across Hallstatt and getting there requires some determination, but…

The edge of the world

…Or so it was believed to be until the 14th century, according to some sources. Cabo da Roca is part of a rugged coastline in the Sintra-Cascais National Park area, just 42 km west of Lisbon, Portugal, with the cape placed as the westernmost point of continental Europe. Sea winds from the raging Atlantic Ocean below the…

Celebrating Figs

Figs have been around since ancient times, originating in western Asia and the Middle East and mentioned symbolically in the Bible. In addition, they are known to hold a position in many world religions representing peace, fertility and prosperity. *(wikipdedia and http://www.thespruce.com)* I for one absolutely LOVE figs so when I stumbled across an advert for a…

Your wings already exist…fly

Knowledge is an incredible gift (although some might say also a ‘curse’; depending on your attitude, I say). Once you’ve learned something , you can’t “un-know” it. I took great joy in my new found knowledge in my most recent travel experience. I watched a documentary called “City in the Sky” on BBC Earth, a 3…

Traveling with FRIENDS

True confessions – which I declare with pride – I am a total FRIENDS TV show fanatic! Always have been, and even more so when I won a dvd set of seasons 1 – 9 (which was all of it at the time)! Therefore when I planned my trip to New York City, on my…

The mystery lake

My first overseas trip was a Trafalgar Tours 8-countries-in-13-days-amazing-race-type tour, which proved to be a wonderful introduction for me to international travel and to the well known cities of Europe. On route to Innsbruck I took the picture below through the window of the bus, however at the time I did not know exactly where we were. I…

Staycation: Ceres Ziplining

Lately I’ve been thinking about my next (abroad) travel destination. At the same time, I came across the term ‘staycation’ (delayed, I know) and although the term is new to me, the concept is not. It’s important not only to look forward to future plans but also to enjoy and be present in the time…