My husband hates coffee, from smell to taste. Instead, he’s a big tea lover and whenever we get to a place with a strong tea tradition, we purchase supplies for a whole life. I, on the other hand, have no strong preference. I do drink coffee (to be more precise, milk with coffee) and although… Read More It’s teatime in Sri Lanka!
A gem polished by the slave trade When you say Stone Town a few key words come to your mind: colonial past, the slave trade, spices, doors carved in precious wood essences, and, obviously, Freddie Mercury (yes, he was born here, if you did not know). As my holiday in Zanzibar ended right in the… Read More Stone Town – on slaves and doors that open to the past
After a week spent at Melia Zanzibar, we moved for two nights in Chumbe Island. The name will probably say nothing to you and to be honest nor I have heard of this island until my husband informed me one day that he discovered a protected island, flanked by a massive coral reef, not far… Read More Chumbe Island: Return To Nature
Dear friends, I have been quite silent for the past month, as we have been going through some important changes that required all of my attention and energy. Some of you even wrote to ask if I was OK and I would like to thank you for your concern and care. Yes, I am OK,… Read More From Frankfurt with love!
I rarely write about my tourists. Today, however, I feel that I need to share this story with you. So, there is a travel agency that constantly books me to do tours for Vietnamese groups. I do not speak Vietnamese, therefore I do the tours in English and the tour leaders who accompany the groups… Read More Eden – a story of a traveler from Cambodia
Last week I told you how I found Lisbon in May, we wandered its streets covered in “calçada” and lined with jacaranda trees in blossom, we crossed the bridges over Tagus river and we stopped at Pasteis de Belem, to enjoy the tasty egg tarts – pasteis de nata. And if all that did not… Read More #I ❤ Lisbon! (II)
“Oh Lisbon, old city, Full of enchantment and beauty! Always smiling, so well shaped And in dressing always airy. The white veil of longing Covers your face, oh wonderful princess! “ Like that used to sing Amalia Rodrigues with her consuming voice, bringing together the past and the present. Lisbon is indeed a city… Read More #I ❤ Lisbon! (I)
I do not know many places in the world where you can visit three different cities within a few hours, without being forced to use any means of transportation, but your own feet. In Malta, this is possible! If you do not have very much time, 2-3 hours is more than enough for a relaxed… Read More Vittoriosa, Cospicua & Senglea – the”must see” Maltese triptych
When a few days ago I read that Azure Window – one of Malta’s major natural landmarks – plunged forever into the sea, inevitably I thought I made a good choice when I chose to visit Malta. Malta has long been a destination I very much wanted to discover, but which I have deferred for years,… Read More The Azure Window no longer exists!
I’m somewhat amazed now, after visiting Sicily, to have delayed for so long this journey. Or I shall rather say that I always chose to visit other and other places, without thinking even that an only 2 hours away flight from Bucharest (5 hours from Dubai, via Malta), will take me to discover the most… Read More Sicily: a few “post-holiday” impressions and one photo only