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This weekend flew by for me. I wanted to go to one of the HK sandy beaches for at least half a day and I kept waking up late and getting lost in the concrete city. The unexpected highlight of the weekend came yesterday when a friend from HK recommended us to visit Lantau Island […]

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We took the metro (MTR) from Jordan station in Kowloon to Central station on Hong Kong island. The subway connection is great between the islands, the metro is clean and they have the fastest escalators I have ever seen. If you are considered tall in Europe you will quickly realized how many places are designed […]

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Now that I have been travelling for over a year with a backpack (a big Mountain Co-op Equipment backpack) I have had several people asking me how it is possible for me to manage with so few things. The reality is that there is not much that you really need. At the moment my backpack […]

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I got wonderful news! One of my dear friends from Havana is travelling to Germany (Dusseldorf) to work and he might be coming to Paris to visit us for a few days. I am so excited! Nothing is defined yet but the sole idea of meeting him in France and going around museums, cathedrals and […]

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Air Transat notified us in Toronto that the plane was not going to leave at the scheduled time. After a five hour delayed flight we arrived safely in Paris. I managed to sleep a bit thanks to an empty seat beside me. I was so happy to be able to return to Paris after almost […]

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We finally found a place with free tapas with our drink! I slowly started losing my hope but this morning we had to go to the bus station, which is outside the old part of town, to buy our ticket to Granada and on our way back we found El Huevo Restaurant Bar, with a […]

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We returned from a day with friends in the town of Segovia. The weather was gorgeous today so the clear blue sky added a perfect bonus to the natural beauty of the landscape along the way. The drive was as expected: short and fun. It actually reminded me of driving south in California because of […]

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We have arrived in Madrid in an interesting time of changes, crisis and demonstrations. The day before yesterday thousands of people were out in a peaceful protest against cuts. Firemen, nurses and teachers of all ages were walking by Cibeles and towards Sol, holding big signs or flags representing them. Some of them were playing […]

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Last night was an interesting one. We went to eat at a London tapas restaurant called “La Tasca”. You can find two or three franchises in the city and get your little fix of Spanish paella, wine or croquetas. We started talking to the waiter and he mentioned that he is from Santander, the north […]

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Another six days and we will be out of Toronto again, this time we are crossing the Atlantic to go to England for a couple of weeks (London and Bristol) and then SPAIN FOR TWO MONTHS! This is a set plan that has been a part of our dream for a while now. We have […]

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In the last week I have been going back to places and people that I miss when I am out of Toronto and also discovering and doing new things. It almost feels like a trip to Havana since you have to spend time with family, friends and you are constantly running around to get to […]

I am officially jobless and homeless. Last night we finally finished packing and said goodbye to our first apartment in Toronto. With all these mixed emotions I didn’t have too much time to think so I am still in the process of getting used to the changes. The only thing I can say is that […]