#tbt – Friendship reunion in Cannes!

In the time that I've been travelling, the glorious technology of iMessage & Group Chats has been a complete lifesaver, helping me keep in constant touch with some of my best friends in Canada. I have a group chat with 2 of my friends, Julie and Komal, that is essentially a haven of love, positivity,…

Roadtrip Day 1: A Moorish Castle and Palace of Pena

We typically take our sweet, sweet time when doing anything, but because we were on a road trip, we had certain goals for where to be and when to be there by. We were also exploring unfamiliar territory, and perhaps underestimated how much time we'd want to spend in certain places. That said, everything that…

Life with a garden in Alte

The garden at Avo Olimpia's house in Alte is not just for lemon trees and orange trees. It's also a place for herbs and flowers. Many, many flowers. In particular, roses. When I was growing up, my grandparents had a truly incredible rose garden. I frequently remember walking through the garden with my grandparents, examining…

Back to the beginning: a few days in Lisbon

Back in December, when Kevin and I were in Canada for Christmas, we planned out a trip that would involve a couple of weeks in Lisbon followed by travels through Spain, all the way to Paris, where we'd then fly back to Cambodia. We booked plane tickets to Lisbon, Portugal for January 4th. Back in…

Final thoughts and photos from my lovely trip to Canterbury

My week in Canterbury was one of the most unique and special trips I've ever been on. I don't think that I'd spent so much uninterrupted 'grandparent time' since I was a kid, and as a kid I rarely saw the adults being anything other than a caretaker/entertainer for me.Having this one-on-one time was really the best, because…