South America 2019 – Chilean Fjords, Patagonia

Ben and I recently returned from South America, where we did an amazing cruise through the Chilean Fjords. South America is huge, and it takes a long time to get from one place to the next, and usually, transportation options are limited to car, bus or planes. Renting a car was out of the question… Continue reading South America 2019 – Chilean Fjords, Patagonia

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

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