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My Cape Town favourites

I lived in and around Cape Town for only about 2 years and I would recommend a long visit there any day!  Its colourful diversity offers you more than you can handle, everything from the night owl activities to the day-breaker’s passion, Cape Town has got you covered!  Jokes about the ever-changing weather aside… Continue reading My Cape Town favourites

Around the Pyrenees

Starting from Barcelona, two foreign friends take on the back roads to Southern France during summer, 2014.  My Mexican friend and I set out to explore an area not generally known for adventure.  But since minor details were left to the spur of the moment decision making, it all manifested very quickly into a spontaneous, wing-it kind of backpacking.  The type of things you would typically see only in the movies.  People like us inspire such movies… Continue reading Around the Pyrenees

Caminas un Poco Más

When planning a trip to Barcelona, and Spain in general, make sure to pack your most comfortable pair of shoes.  Walking all day is not only for the pilgrims anymore and Europe is well-known to leave one feet-up with a glass of wine at the end of a day out and about.  But more to the point: bring shoes you can take to the mountain!

If you’re looking to escape the urban jungle after a few days (or just 1) I recommend a day trip to Montserrat to clear your mind and breathe in that freshness.  Big, round peaks, lots of trees in the valleys, picnic spots… Nature.  I treat myself to this getaway every couple of weeks.

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Baby Safe: Restoring Hope to the Abandoned

During my years working as a humanitarian, alongside friends who eventually became just like family, we got to meet and team up with a variety of other Organisations.

I’ll admit, as much as I enjoyed mixing ‘daga’ to lay cement foundations for houses with Habitat for Humanity, or teaching English as a second language, no other organization (or cause) touched and shook me quite like Baby Safe. Continue reading Baby Safe: Restoring Hope to the Abandoned