Mind The Gap: The Gap of Dunloe

After so many years of traveling, I know how to spot a problem in the itinerary. “Let’s talk about the Gap of Dunloe hike,” I said to Victor. “We have three hours to hike 11 kilometers through a mountain pass?  Exactly three hours or we miss the boat that takes […]

Pub-Hopping, Pub-Crawling, Pub-Learning: The Truly Irish Experience

Although we constantly repeat in this blog that we rarely drink, we finished almost every day of our recent trip to Ireland in a pub.  We drank in pubs, we danced in pubs, and once we even slept above a pub. Our travel philosophy of adapting to the customs of […]

All Aboard the Coffin Ship!

We stood in the queue at the Embarkation area, clutching our boarding passes.  Through the windows, we could see Dunbrody, a three-masted sailing vessel, moored at the quayside, its wooden sides gleaming in the sun.  A woman, dressed in a dark shawl and clutching a large bag, rushed past us […]

In The Skies Above Medellin

On our final full day in Medellin, we met the car and the driver at the trendy El Poblado neighborhood, as scheduled.  We got there early enough to eat breakfast and for Victor to buy a few bags of coffee beans at Pergamino Coffee Shop.  As we climbed into the […]

Un Poquito De Español

Start with Part I: Why I Decided To Learn Spanish. While in Guatemala, especially in Antigua, we saw a lot of Spanish schools, where one can stay with a local family and take Spanish classes for 4-5 hours a day. This immersion program is quite popular with foreigners and allows […]

Mind The Gap: The Gap of Dunloe

By Julia / September 29, 2022

After so many years of traveling, I know how to spot a problem in the itinerary. “Let’s talk about the Gap of Dunloe hike,” I said to Victor. “We have three hours to hike 11 kilometers through a mountain pass?  Exactly three hours or we miss the boat that takes […]

Pub-Hopping, Pub-Crawling, Pub-Learning: The Truly Irish Experience

By Victor / September 24, 2022

Although we constantly repeat in this blog that we rarely drink, we finished almost every day of our recent trip to Ireland in a pub.  We drank in pubs, we danced in pubs, and once we even slept above a pub. Our travel philosophy of adapting to the customs of […]

All Aboard the Coffin Ship!

By Julia / September 14, 2022

We stood in the queue at the Embarkation area, clutching our boarding passes.  Through the windows, we could see Dunbrody, a three-masted sailing vessel, moored at the quayside, its wooden sides gleaming in the sun.  A woman, dressed in a dark shawl and clutching a large bag, rushed past us […]

In The Skies Above Medellin

By Julia / August 18, 2022

On our final full day in Medellin, we met the car and the driver at the trendy El Poblado neighborhood, as scheduled.  We got there early enough to eat breakfast and for Victor to buy a few bags of coffee beans at Pergamino Coffee Shop.  As we climbed into the […]

Un Poquito De Español

By Victor / August 11, 2022

Start with Part I: Why I Decided To Learn Spanish. While in Guatemala, especially in Antigua, we saw a lot of Spanish schools, where one can stay with a local family and take Spanish classes for 4-5 hours a day. This immersion program is quite popular with foreigners and allows […]

No Hablo Español

By Victor / August 4, 2022

When I was 22 years old, I made a rather unusual promise to myself. I decided that by the age of 40 I will speak Spanish.  I don’t really know why I made this promise. At that time, Spanish was absolutely irrelevant in my life. I had no exposure to […]

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