The Last Run before America

Back in April, Leo and I headed to Portugal for 36 hours in the Algarve. We arrived Friday night in Lisbon, and drove for four hours to a little fishing and surfing town called Sagres, where we rented an AirBnB for the weekend.  After a short night, we headed to Aljezur in the north of... Continue Reading →

An Alternative Guide to Alicante

On a gloomy Friday night in London, we boarded a flight to Alicante for some winter sun. Although the city is best know for its vibrant nightlife and relaxing coastline, we were heading there to make the most of the surrounding countryside.  Alicante itself is not the most charming city. The multitude of high rises... Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka III: Tea, Spices and Leeches

The Hill Country is definitely one of Sri Lanka’s highlights with its lush tea plantations, its misty mountains and impressive waterfalls. However, it is also one of the most visited areas of the country, with hotels and B&Bs sprouting everywhere in the main towns of Ella, Nuriwa Eliya, as well as in the countryside closer... Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka II : A bit of Culture

After two days of safari  in the North, we headed down to the edge of the Hill Country for a cultural day. Following Sereno’s recommendation, we stopped at Anuradhapura for the morning. Although the city warrants a longer visit, we only managed to visit one temple due to our tight schedule. Isurumuniya was enough to... Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka IV: On the Tourist Trail

After our little adventure in the Knuckles forest, we headed back on the tourist trail. Destination: Ella. We first had an overnight stop in Nuwara Eliya. Although quaint, the town, which is named “little England” because of its misty weather and English style-cottages, is not worth spending more than a half day. Ella, on the... Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka: the start

The air was cold. The rock was slippery. The leeches were everywhere. The campsite was still an hour’s walk away. Just a few hours earlier, we had set out for our two-day trek under a blazing sun. And now, we were all soaked, running towards a safe place to get away from the leeches. In... Continue Reading →

Canal du Midi by Bike

This May, I found myself with a few days to kill in between my Hen Do in Toulouse and a wedding I was invited to in Montpellier. Wanting to make the most of my newfound freedom, I decided to rent a bike and cycle along the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Beziers, where Leo... Continue Reading →

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