Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Languedoc-Roussillon is located pretty near to the borders between France and Spain, and contains great beaches to visit. We rented a car and had a good playlist for the 2h ride there. It’s not the easiest journey when driving up North, you’ll get tricky roads and bumpy rides.

Colliure

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Languedoc-Roussillon is located pretty near to the borders between France and Spain, and contains great beaches to visit. We rented a car and had a good playlist for the 2h ride there. It’s not the easiest journey when driving up North, you’ll get tricky roads and bumpy rides.

There’s small beaches all around Colliure, which aren’t very touristy so perfect if you’re looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful. Restaurants there will also offer you a wide range of food, but you want to ask for types of sea-foods and tasty (really tasty) fresh fish.

If you want to know which are the best beaches to visit in Spain, you can have a look here. You’re not going to find this one, as it is one of the pricate ones. Let’s call them ‘hidden gems‘.

Melbourne, Australia

Wish I could take credit of all of those amazing photos you’ve been browsing, but they’re not mine. Mine are all in an old blackberry somewhere in -who knows- what country… either ways, I hope these photos shared a glimpse of what it feels to step by Melbourne.

Melbourne in Photos

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It is a beautiful city full of light, art, music, good wine and warm food. We went to every museum, every bar and every hidden place, some very touristic and some more local; Melbourne’s one of a kind. 


Wish I could take credit of all of those amazing photos you’ve been browsing, but they’re not mine. Mine are stored in some old box – who knows where – but hope these photos can show a glimpse of what it feels to step into Melbourne.

Photos sourced here.

Wai-O-Tapu, New Zealand

Outside the city, Wai-O-Tapu (meaning ‘Sacred Waters’ in Maori) is known as a ‘thermal wonderland’ – a theme park where the attractions are all natural, even though you sometimes feel like you’re on another planet.

Wai-O-Tapu

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Outside the city, Wai-O-Tapu (meaning ‘Sacred Waters’ in Maori) is known as a ‘thermal wonderland’ – a theme park where the attractions are all natural, even though you sometimes feel like you’re on another planet

Walking routes around the park take you past all kinds of lakes in neon oranges, yellows and greens, given their colour by mineral deposits.

You want to time your visit well to watch Lady Knox Geyser erupt – she only goes off once a day, at 10.15am, shooting out boiling water 20 metres into the air, and it’s amazing. 

Wai-O-Tapu is about a 20-minute drive from Rotorua. It’s open from 8.30am until 5pm from April–October and 6pm from November–March.

Entry costs $32.50 NZD for adults and $11 for children aged 5–11.




Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland’s town planners thoughtfully laid out Auckland over a large area so that when you are in Auckland the statistical chances of running into an Aucklander are as low as possible… jokes.

Auckland

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Auckland’s town planners thoughtfully laid out Auckland over a large area so that when you are in Auckland the statistical chances of running into an Aucklander are as low as possible… jokes.

During our time here in Auckland, we met great locals, I can tell you they are wild people, but kind, always eager to help us with directions, tips and heartwarming smiles..

Auckland needs to be in everyone’s top places to visit when travelling down under. The city can only transmit magic with its’ lights, there’s a lot to see here.


Skiing in Australia

Mount Buller is a resort village in eastern Victoria, Australia that will allow you to do exactly that. You can skii with your friends whilst enjoying a nice glass of mulled-wine (which tastes absolutely great).

  • Melbourne, Australia

  • Mount Buller, East Victoria

Melbourne is well-known to be multi-seasonal on a daily basis (yes, daily). From the moment you wake up, to the moment you go to sleep, you’ll probably have experienced several rain storms, a couple sunny breaks and some windy afternoon tea to spice it up a little.

Victoria offers -not only the hottest 40 degree summers people would expect in Australia- but also cold, rocky winters where temperatures can drop below 0 just like that. So yes, you also have winters in Australia, and yes, you can go skiing because…. yes, there’s snow.

Mount Buller is a resort village in eastern Victoria, Australia that will allow you to do exactly that. You can skii with your friends whilst enjoying a nice glass of mulled-wine (which tastes absolutely great).

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  • Melbourne, Australia

  • Mount Buller, East Victoria

Melbourne is well-known to be multi-seasonal on a daily basis (yes, daily). From the moment you wake up, to the moment you go to sleep, you’ll probably have experienced several rain storms, a couple sunny breaks and some windy afternoon tea to spice it up a little.

Victoria offers -not only the hottest 40 degree summers people would expect in Australia- but also cold, rocky winters where temperatures can drop below 0 just like that. So yes, you also have winters in Australia, and yes, you can go skiing because…. yes, there’s snow.

Mount Buller is a resort village in eastern Victoria, Australia that will allow you to do exactly that. You can skii with your friends whilst enjoying a nice glass of mulled-wine (which tastes absolutely great).

Continue reading “Skiing in Australia”
  • Melbourne, Australia

  • Mount Buller, East Victoria

Melbourne is well-known to be multi-seasonal on a daily basis (yes, daily). From the moment you wake up, to the moment you go to sleep, you’ll probably have experienced several rain storms, a couple sunny breaks and some windy afternoon tea to spice it up a little.

Victoria offers -not only the hottest 40 degree summers people would expect in Australia- but also cold, rocky winters where temperatures can drop below 0 just like that. So yes, you also have winters in Australia, and yes, you can go skiing because…. yes, there’s snow.

Mount Buller is a resort village in eastern Victoria, Australia that will allow you to do exactly that. You can skii with your friends whilst enjoying a nice glass of mulled-wine (which tastes absolutely great).

Continue reading “Skiing in Australia”

Caracas, Venezuela

Me as well as my mum were both born in Caracas, Venezuela. And if we didn’t move away when I was very little, if only we stayed there for a bit longer, who knows where I would be in my life right now.

Venezuela

I consider Venezuela as one of the wealthiest countries you will have the luck to visit -if you do, someday- from the wildlife, the wide variety of foods, the beaches, the Ávila, the music, the arts and the countless “I got to pinch myself” to believe the accessibility I had to a place with that amount of beauty.

As I was born there, I could have a bias, but the value you keep for living in such beauty cannot be replaced with any material thing. Although we did move away when I was so little, part of my family still lives in Caracas, and with them a sense of self still remains very closely identified with it.

If you’re Venezuelan and know where to get the following foods from, let me know: Arepas, tequeños, papas, pirulis, cheese wheez, cocosettes, Ovamaltina, colita fresca y bati bati.

Living in Dominican Republic

Those were times in which you would eat what the sea brought you, you would dance to whatever music was around you, you would play, explore, and in my case, sometimes chill up in the trees where I could find peace.

  • Caracas, Venezuela

  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

My family lived in Punta Cana when growing up, which does sound too good to be true. The only memories I still hold have been nudged by photos, family videos and those little stories you hear your family tell their friends.

Those were times in which you would eat what the sea brought you, you would dance to whatever music was around you, you would play, explore, and in my case, sometimes chill up in the trees where I could find peace.

Who knew those are the precious memories that one day will take your breath away by only remembering them. Those were the most precious years of our family time.