We did none of the things that normally top a tourist’s must-do list in Paris. Instead, we spent our days learning how to live like a local in Paris.
This was our fourth trip to Spain, and still, after all of these visits, we can’t seem to figure out what to eat when. There are these rules about when to eat in Spain that I just can’t wrap my head around. I know the Spaniards eat dinner late, like 10pm or later. It is […]
After spending five nights at the Civitel hotel in northern Athens, and being left exhausted by a very long three days of TBEX, a travel bloggers’ conference, and in preparation for our 20 hour journey home to Bali, we needed a break. We had three nights to fill before we left Greece and knew that […]
We may not be into seeking out the best museums or spend hours touring historical sites, but when it comes to learning about a city, and a culture, we tend to look straight to its food. What kind of ingredients are used? How is the food prepared? What are the dining habits of the local […]
This was our third trip to Barcelona, Spain, truly one of my favorite cities in the world. But this time, it felt like it was our first. In the past, we have always booked hotels close to Las Ramblas, the main tourist drag between Placa Cataluyna and the water. The Gothic Quarter is on one […]
We arrived in Amman, Jordan, at the ungodly hour of 5 am. We meandered around the airport to find out how early we can check in for our 4:30 am departing flight (hoping to sleep at the airport, in the business class lounge, rather than paying for a hotel room in an expensive city where we […]
Often times we are jaded as tourists. We are defensive. We are used to being attacked by aggressive touts, and are always worried about being suckers – getting robbed, being the victim of a scam. In Havana, Cuba, we noticed immediately how “nice” people were. It confused us. Were these nice people genuinely nice, or […]