Porto, Portugal

Porto Ben and I were in Porto for 2 days, but I really felt that we could have just been in Porto for 1 day. Porto is more of a walking city, you walk around all day, and you’ll be able to see everything that needs to be seen. We were quite bored on the… Continue reading Porto, Portugal

Douro Valley, Portugal

Douro Valley We drove to Peso de Regua, to our accommodation, Casa de Romezal. We met Marguerite and Luis, who own Casa de Romezal, they are really amazing people. Apparently Casa de Romezal has been in their family for generations, but until 10 years ago, it was in ruins. Their father passed away suddenly about… Continue reading Douro Valley, Portugal

Sagres, Lagos, Monchique, and Coimbra, Portugal

Sagres Ben and I drove down south to Sagres. We really wanted to do a short hike along the way, so I turned to trusty old Google. The blog that I read suggested that we head to Esteveira, near Rogil. The blog described a 1.5 hour secret walk/hike with amazing views. The description was pretty… Continue reading Sagres, Lagos, Monchique, and Coimbra, Portugal

Crema Catalana

I fell in love with crema catalanas in Spain. It’s quite similar to a creme brûlée, which is the French version, pretty sure the Spanish and the French are still arguing about who created it first. I find the crema catalanas have a strong citrus flavour, which is quite different. I had to make these… Continue reading Crema Catalana

Madrid and Segovia, Spain

Madrid: We stayed in an Airbnb in Lavapies, Madrid, while the apartment was very nice and well-located, we had actually arrived at a very unfortunate time. Lavapies had had a small tragedy the day before we arrived – an African street vendor had died under suspicious circumstances in Lavapies, which then sparked a riot. When… Continue reading Madrid and Segovia, Spain

Lisbon and Sintra, Portugal

I love Portugal! Honestly, it is my favourite country in Europe, and it is SO under-rated. Would highly recommend that you go and discover Portugal’s hidden mysteries, I can guarantee you will fall in love with it. We absolutely fell in love with the Portuguese people. Back in the day, the Portuguese were big on… Continue reading Lisbon and Sintra, Portugal

Marrakesh, Essaouira, And Casablanca, Morocco

Marrakech: Our Riad was really posh, it has a fossil theme going on – lots of ammonites and beautiful (but useless) Moroccan lamps (I say this because these lamps do not actually produce useful light, they are just pretty). The Riad’s manager had the most beautiful husky puppy, Aslaug. She was very cute, but very… Continue reading Marrakesh, Essaouira, And Casablanca, Morocco