We learned how to make pierogi this Christmas!

Every year for Christmas, my Nana Helen (mother of my mother) makes pierogies. My mom's side of the family is Polish/Ukrainian, and while we dabble only very lightly in Eastern European holiday tradition, pierogies and sour cream are staples at all family events (along with cabbage rolls and borscht, but pierogies are the undeniable fan…

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In Honour of the Mitsubishi

The somewhat unnamed guest (or host, rather) on all of our Portugal adventures was the purple and silver Mitsubishi, the pick-up truck of Kevin's late grandfather, Avô Eugenio. This mammoth of a truck represents countless memories for Kevin and his brother, who spent their summers in the Algarve with their grandparents. Until recently, Avo Maria kept…

Back in Grimsby :: Thoughts on accepting unexpected changes in 2015

I've been working on this post for sometime, building it in my head, finally writing it out, and coming back to it with edits on edits. It seems fitting to publish this on New Year's Eve, after a rather surprising and challenging year. When I started writing this blog, Kevin and I were living in…

Back in Grimsby :: An update on what’s happening with this here blog

If you're reading closely, 2 things are clear: Kevin and I are back in Canada Most of the posts about our travels are describing things have taken place a few months ago At the end of July, Kevin and I booked one-way tickets back to Canada. We'd been in Portugal since early 2015, and had…

Did you know that Tyler came to visit?

While Kevin and I were in Cambodia, my brothers trekked halfway around the globe to visit us for a 10 day extravaganza. We managed to convince Tyler to come on a similar adventure, this time in Portugal. Kevin put weeks of planning into a road trip that took us all around Portugal, where we saw some incredible…