23 July 2019 – reflections returning to Lisboa (and my love for Lisboa)

23 July 2019 – reflections returning to Lisboa (and my love for Lisboa)

I'm currently sitting in Jardim Botanico da Universidade Lisboa. I was on my way back from a little outing with American Davey (a guy I met at a Couchsurfing meetup)...after having our ritual-pastel de natas (custard tarts) and sitting in a Melbourne-like café, sipping on the best coffee I’ve had in Europe so far while [...]

22 June 2019 – My only day off at the vineyard in south west France

22 June 2019 – My only day off at the vineyard in south west France

The past 3 weeks have literally been so crazy, dramatic, unexpected and difficult. Let's just say challenging. I'm currently sitting in a pub/cafe drinking a delicious espresso in the small village of Aubeterre, probably about 5-8 kilometres from the vineyard. So much has happened that I don't know where to begin. But I'm taking the [...]

22 June 2019 – How I ended up working on a vineyard in France

22 June 2019 – How I ended up working on a vineyard in France

I thought I was done with Workaway forever when I was in Colombia. I truly believed the organic farm was the last one...but there was something drawing me into doing another one in France - I think it was my burning desire to see the countryside ~ because everyone I knew seemed to go only [...]

Breaking away from Paris into the French countryside ~ one of the biggest non-regrets of my travels

Breaking away from Paris into the French countryside ~ one of the biggest non-regrets of my travels

21 June 2019 Cities are just not for me anymore. Ok it's a very shallow statement but to me, metropolitan cities are just full of consumerism...I almost see Paris as a city filled with hedonism ~ all the buildings are so beautiful, the food is wonderful, there are bars on every corner, pastries too, beautiful [...]

17 June 2019 – Some of the most testing parts of my travels in Paris (venting out aloud)

17 June 2019 – Some of the most testing parts of my travels in Paris (venting out aloud)

Written when I was on a bus from Paris to Poitiers, towards my next Workaway.  Have you ever been traveling and thought to yourself ~ "I've had enough. I just want to go home now!" To be honest, I've been relatively happy plodding along through my travels and hopping from country to country, bed to [...]

20 December 2018 – Catching a bus from Barcelona to Lisbon on a whim (reflections after the fact)

20 December 2018 – Catching a bus from Barcelona to Lisbon on a whim (reflections after the fact)

Portugal wasn't on my itinerary... At least until summer. It's strange how one decision can change everything in your destiny. If I waited for a little longer for my friend to reply, I wouldn't have booked a hostel in Barcelona. If I didn't stay in Barcelona, I wouldn't have met Mr Zen (see my last [...]