Yes, that’s right, we dressed up our baby as a shrimp sushi for her first Halloween. Since we knew we were going to be in Portugal, I had originally convinced myself that we just weren’t going to do anything this year. Don’t interpret this as me not being into Halloween… quite the opposite… I LOVE
When had pretty much arrived at the conclusion that Portugal just wasn’t for us. Then we got to Sintra. We’d heard some pretty positive things about Sintra, so had decided to make it an overnight adventure rather than just a day trip. But on the 40-minute train ride from Lisbon we were worried—we thought we
It’s taken me a long time to write about Lisbon. I’m actually very glad that I didn’t just jump the gun and try to write about it last week—I think my tone would have been very negative, as when we arrived, the weather was cold and rainy. Our apartment seemed dark and not very homey.
Warning: this is a long one! We spent the last three days in Porto, and I hate to admit it but we were just a little bit disappointed with the city. Whether it was the weather (which didn’t cooperate), the neighborhood we were staying in (which was just a little bit sketchy), or the city
Our second week in Madrid was fantastic! The only sad part about it is that just as we were starting to really “get it” and settle in, it was time to time to pack up and head to Porto! I think the lesson learned for us, from a working remotely perspective, is that a month
Last week, we settled into our working “remotely” routine. Remote is in quotation marks because really, wherever we work it’s remote! All we need our laptops and reliable internet! We divide our days between Clara duty and work time; one person always gets to work uninterrupted while the other person gets to play with the
On Saturday night, Clara slept like an angel. She hasn’t slept for seven hours in a row for months and months, so it was such a treat for us all! Sunday morning was a bit of a blur; I got up early to pack our bags, and Clara and J slept in a bit. We’ve
When I left off, it was Friday morning and C was sleeping soundly in her carrier; she stayed that way for about two hours and then we ate lunch and set off for a couple of hours of wandering around before … yet another call! It’s been a busy week for business calls for us!
Day one. The ride to the airport in Edmonton was foreboding. C cried almost the entire way. It was only just as we pulled up to the airport that she finally settled and went to sleep. We didn’t realize in the car, but baby girl was getting a doozy of a cold. The flight to
A friend of mine posted a link to these amazing outdoor hotel suites on Conde Nast Traveller earlier today and I just want to go to all of them.
It’s late (well, late for me) Tuesday night and I’m dreaming of going to India. Found on Pinterest
This is my friend Jenn at Bodega Mevi. Both are awesome. This image (and all the images in this post) were taken on my Nikon FM. When people say “Mendoza” to me, I immediately think “Bikes & Wine”. I love biking and winery-ing. Love it. It’s my favourite way to see wineries. The first time
Last Tuesday, I left you in late June 2005 when the (future) hubs and I were leaving Laos to spend just a couple of days in Thailand. The plan? Overnight train from Nong Khai (just across the border from Vientianne), getting off in Ayutthaya at the godforsaken hour of about 5:30 in the morning. Then
Last week I told you all about our trip to China in 2005. And when I left you we were just about to cross the border into Laos, where we were about to become millionaires. To give you a flavour of just how I was feeling at the time, here is an excerpt from an
Way back in 2004 and 2005 I was really adventurous. 2004 was the year I spent 6 months travelling by myself, and June 2005 was probably the high watermark of adventurous Al. I decided to take the (future) hubs way (way) off the beaten track into middle of nowhere China to go see a town