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 →

Prosecco at the Top

Early this December, a friend was visiting from the US, and we decided to all rent a cottage in southern Snowdonia for the weekend. We wanted to show him the best of british life: cozy cottages, quaint villages, and constant rain. The cottage we found on HomeAway.com was incredibly cute. It was totally isolated, and... Continue Reading →

A day in Hopeland

After our little retreat on a Greek Island, Angie and I made our way to her mother’s Eco-Village, Elpidohori, or Hopeland. Hopeland is located in the Peloponnese and is easily accessible from Athens by bus or by car. It was founded by my friend’s mum a few years back to promote sustainability in one of... Continue Reading →

A Greek Retreat

Last Tuesday, I packed my bags one last time to go hunt a bit of summer sun in Greece. One of my closest friends, the amazing Angeliki Vourdaki, had just moved back to her home country a month ago, and she was more than keen to go explore the Cyclades.  Having landed early morning on... Continue Reading →

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