If you were to ask me about my favourite place on earth, I would struggle to come up with an answer. I have seen so many places of exceptional beauty with unique memories they created. However, there is one of them, which holds a special place in my heart. It was 7 years ago, when…

Sometimes we don’t value enough the things that surround us, just because we’re used to see them everyday. But the truth is that they can be real treasures. This is what it used to happen to me with my own hometown, Guadalupe, until I learned how to value it. Follow me, you will understand why.…

For residents of the twin villages of Yul & Pharol in Turtuk, the last outpost of India on the northwestern border life & country has changed more than once. The hamlet was part of undivided  India during the British Raj but was occupied by Pakistan after Raj packed in 1947. Then during the 1971 war, while…

Writing about a fascination incites to living it twice. Florence (and all Italy) transmits a special magnetism to me, either at night or in the daylight. Indeed, I feel the more you visit a site, the more your identity will be linked to it. Choosing a place is never incidental, but caused by a wish,…

A quick excursion to South America was worth it. As a 1980’s Millennial from New Zealand long trips to South America to tramp or “hike”, volunteer, and speak Spanish were the norm. I chose to join a friend for a short period on her once-in-a-lifetime trip. I ended up having some of the most amazing…

I walked along Victoria, B.C.’s inviting and picturesque waterfront with trepidation in my heart. Its majestic Empress Hotel and the delightful downtown area are full of wonderful shopping and restaurants. But this is not where my adventures would take me. I venture north past the main tourist area and soon enter into the exotic wonder…

The one way to reach the island was – you’ve guessed it- by boat. My first trip there was in pitch darkness. The van driver that had brought me from Panama City simply pointed into the darkness, spoke rapidly some Spanish and left me there, accompanied by an enormous backpack. To my relief, the pointed…

It is an annual family tradition for us to visit Bradgate Park each year, at least once when the deer are out and once when the snow has coated the ground in a white blanket of calm. Each year, something changes and there is more for us to explore in the wildlife of the park. …

After our camper roadtrip through Western Canada, it was time to explore a part of Vancouver Island. We were tired of the many kilometers we had already traveled with the camper, but were still looking forward to this new and final chapter of our journey. Vancouver Island is full of nature. It has one of…

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