the island girl who does not do boats.

Elafiti islands boat trip What does one do in Croatia besides being at the beach, swimming under the pouring rain, gazing at small tornadoes far away, and having the sun breaking in like nothing happened in the past 5 minutes? We go on boat tours. Wasn’t a fan. Still not a fan. I’m from an…

big boris and small boris at dubrovnik.

Why Croatia? Why not? The direct air route between Lisbon and Dubrovnik had just opened (way before Game of Thrones had started I have to mention) so why not? In three hours time, we could be in an amazing city with good weather, good food, good wine and pebble beaches. Did not think things through…

Carnival, rodízio, dunes and caipirinhas.

All good things come to an end. Had an amazing day, again, at the pool and some more, again, alcohol and there it was, our last night in Natal. Sadness starts to settle in. Always the same feeling that I have learnt to bear which I truly hate. I still remember that day. I was…

when we almost lost our boat in brazil.

From Brazil, we can summarize as highlights our trips with Ivan Ruy, really. Not to shorten in any way the beauty of the region of Rio Grande do Norte. The adventures that we spent with Ivan Ruy, our buggy driver, and all the adventures he shared with us are simply amazing and not to be…

caipirinhas and sore bums.

Here we were. We had just crossed the Atlantic and we were in a place we knew nothing about… It was our first trip together (well, we had Paris before) and we did not plan anything. Not even bought the Lonely Planet guide. Not even a Google search. The first time I opened our window…

How the hell did we end up in Brazil?

It all began with a simple piece of paper that my mum had put in my hands and that ended up setting my work for all that afternoon! “Just fill in the papers and you will see!” said mum, and I, as usual, said “Yes, Ma’am! You are the boss!”. Luck, pure and simple luck,…