Diana is my best friend from Dublin days. We kept each other company during the lockdown time when our movements were restricted to a bare mininum. Soon after I moved to Lisbon, she relocated to London. We vowed to meet again, and we did!Continue reading “London – St. James Park & Soho/Chinatown”
A picture perfect day in the medieval town of Óbidos.Continue reading “Óbidos, Portugal”
The whole time I was in Salzburg, the sky was overcast. It wasn’t until the day I was leaving the sun finally came out.
So, instead of heading straight back to Munich as I had originally planned, I stowed my luggage at the Salzburg train station and went on a day trip to the village of Hallstatt.Continue reading “Hallstatt, Austria”
I just completed my first trip outside of Portugal since my move to Lisbon. It’s also my first “international” trip after the start of this pandemic. I was super excited, yet nervous about being in a crowded space – airports, airplanes, trains, restaurants & concert venues, you name it – In the end, my fear was overcome by the great yearning to travel, to be in some place else. So there I went.Continue reading “Arrival in Munich”
Queluz National Palace is located in the city of Queluz, midway between Lisbon and Sintra on the Linha de Sintra railway line, making it an easy day trip from Lisbon.Continue reading “Lisbon Day Trip: Queluz National Palace”
Ponte Dom Luis I
The iconic Dom Luis I bridge that links Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia was built in 1886 by Théophile Seyrig, a disciple of Gustav Eiffel.
When I committed to spending a night at the Ice Hotel in Quebec, Canada, I pictured a cozy well-lit room with warm beds and a fireplace.
Back in Osaka, I said goodbye to my friend Johanna and went to the Kansai Airport to pick up my parents.
Continue reading “Foliage Season in Kyoto – Day 1”
If you think you can find Hood Famous Bakeshop on Market Street, as the address – 2325 1/2 NW Market Street – indicates, you are wrong.
My friend Michelle works at one of the biggest fashion retailers in the US. Not only does she dress in fine cloths, she also maintains the perfect skin. A couple of days ago she sent me a text recommending a mask for long-haul flights. I asked her to be the guest of my blog and share about her experience. Here is what she wrote: Continue reading “Skincare and Travel”