On My Bedside Table

“A good book should leave you . . slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.” – William Styron – I am not keen on writing reviews. Perhaps because… Continue reading

Rio in a Nutshell

I am not a city girl, despite living in a city, and although I thoroughly immerse myself in the joys of city living, I much prefer quiet, open spaces, where nature sounds abound.… Continue reading

Boats And Bicycles: A Day Visit to Paquetá Island

Were I rich, I would not hesitate to buy a little holiday place on Paquetá Island. As a matter of fact, I found the perfect place. But, alas, I do not have the luxury… Continue reading

Street Art in Rio

“It can be said that it is a movement, most definitely an art expression, but surely, even more than this… Perhaps, an art form in its own right. One thing is certain –… Continue reading

Cape2Rio 2017 – An Unplanned Adventure

As I stared at my computer screen, I could feel my heart miss a beat. The speed, when I clicked on the magenta triangle, read 0.52 knots. All the other little triangles, representing… Continue reading

In Search of Al-Andalus: Granada

I merge with the throng of bodies, and allow the surge of movement to direct my first tentative exploration of Granada. Soon I find myself at the bottom of the hill on which the… Continue reading

In Search of Al-Andalus: Córdoba

“Life, if you know how to use it, is long enough.” – Seneca – Layers and layers of history have rendered Córdoba’s streets crooked, narrow, and full of intrigue and mystery. According to the… Continue reading

Places To Stay: Lúa do Miño – Camposancos, Rias Baixas, Spain

Name:  Lúa do Miño Location:  Located in the tiny village of Camposancos, where the river Miño that divides Spain and Portugal, flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Description:  The apartment is located at the… Continue reading

The Way We Walk

Sitting quietly on the edge of the plaza in front of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, I allow my heart to expand as my eyes roam over the crowds. Big tour… Continue reading

Galicia – A Glimpse of Green Spain

Most people were talking what sounds to the untrained ear like a mixture of Portuguese and Spanish – the harder, rawer edges of Castilian rounded off by the smooth, musical tones of Portuguese.… Continue reading