30+ Reasons why we love Portugal

and why you should plan a visit This is an ever-growing list about why we love Portugal, a reminder to ourselves and an invitation for you to come and visit to see what we mean and why we love our adoptive country so much. We love Portugal because of… 1. Its truly cosmopolitan population stemming from […]

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Going “Wild” in rural Colombia: the B&B life and Chasing Waterfalls

While in Colombia, we spent two weeks volunteering on yet another great project we found through Workaway: an eco-tourism Bed & Breakfast (B&B) called “Finca Agrreste”. The name is inspired from the word “agreste” with one “r” which means “savage” or “wild” in Spanish. The property lies a few hours North of Bogota, between the […]

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Gorillas in Rwanda

Our last stop in East Africa, after Kenya and Uganda was Rwanda. We flew in to Kigali early on Friday morning and hung out at the “Ikirezi Bookshop” – a fantastic spot full of great books (note: just as some people have a soft spot for handbags or shoes, my Achilles heel is books) and […]

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Uganda & the Nile

During our week in Uganda, we were lucky to be invited to spend a weekend on the Nile. On Saturday morning we drove just over two hours out of Kampala before turning off the tarmac road onto a nondescript red dirt road – I love the color, which is even more vivid in Uganda than […]

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Kenya & the “Big 5”

The first official stop on our honeymoon itinerary was Kenya. Having been to Nairobi and on a horseback safari by myself in 2013, I was excited to be back and this time around to be able to share the experience with both Francois and my brother who was in town for business (he is the […]

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