The San Sebastian + Biarritz Combo Trip​

Need an idea for a small Euro trip? Think two countries, two very different experiences, and all with less than 50km apart? That’s the magic of the combo Biarritz, France and San Sebastian, Spain. Plus, attach these two with Paris and Barcelona (fly into one and leave from another), both great memory-refreshers pitstops (assuming that…

Travel Match​: China X Japan

I finished my world trip in 2008 being unfair to China, saying I wasn’t interested in going back there. It was unreasonable and wrong. However, the complete opposite happened to its archrival Asian country: I absolutely loved Japan! We, on the west, often mistake Chinese for Japanese and vice-versa. Big mistake. Besides the similar facial…

Lost in the bushes, Falling for The Falls

This is a tale that I absolutely love to tell. But don’t be fooled, it is a true story. A true story of how crazy 20-year-olds can be. I bet that when I become a mother I will be freaking out about my kid. Anyway. After three weeks in Sydney, we went to Melbourne. I…

My (cheaper) Las Vegas 2017

Imagine climbing the Eiffel Tower, strolling through a Venetian gondola and crossing New York on a roller coaster, all on the same day? There is one place where all is possible: Las Vegas, baby. If you believe in love after love with Cher or Celine Dion or wants to hear Backstreet Boys or Britney Spears…

Salkantay Trail – Day 1

Translated from my 2005 diary: We woke up at 4AM and a bus picked us up at our hostel to drive us to where the trek starts, at a little city called Ollanta (or something similar). I was researching Ollanta and the closest name I found was Ollantaytambo, a town on the bottom of Salkantay…