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 […]


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 […]

Lisbon view

  “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 […]

Azure Window - Malta

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, […]

Southside Guest House

Edinburgh. Southside Guest House. Look no further!  I have many things to tell you about Edinburgh, but before I go into how and why the capital of Scotland conquered me, you should know about Franco’s house – Southside Guest House. I do not recall how I came across Southside Guest House. I just know it got […]

I could not have made a better choice than Telal Resort for spending a night in the middle of the desert. Despite its harsh conditions, I have always had a fascination for the desert, for its immensity, its solitude and its unique nomadic life. As last week I had my sister and her family over […]

What is the spot you would not like to miss when visiting Tokyo? I can tell you it’s a huge and dazzling city, with amazing parks and gardens, temples, shrines, museums, art galleries, shopping centers, Michelin star awarded restaurants etc. An infinity of possibilities for a tourist lost for a few days in the world’s […]