Relaxing on the Algarve

Letter 98 After a few quick stops in cities it was time, once again, to slow down and relax for a while. I don't like rushing around and only scraping the surface of a place, and luckily in Portugal I was able to stay in each place for a longer time, which I've enjoyed far … Continue reading Relaxing on the Algarve

On top of the world

Letter 47 The crazy taxi driver sped through New York, leaving the skyscrapers behind to a backdrop of the late afternoon sun. I wanted to drink in every last bit of New York and etch this spellbinding city on my mind. Instead I spent the journey clinging to my seat for dear life and wishing … Continue reading On top of the world

Love on the Brooklyn Bridge

Letter 46 Walking somewhat aimlessly and exploring is the best way to see New York. I began to see this on my second day in the city when after trying and failing to get the most out of my expensive New York pass and fitting in a tonne of attractions, I ended up just walking. … Continue reading Love on the Brooklyn Bridge

The city that never sleeps

Letter 45 ...and neither did I. This captivating place worked its way under my skin just as I expected and made me fall in love with it just as many other places have done. But New York City is different. It's an exceptionally special city. I arrived in New York City at 2:30pm on Tuesday … Continue reading The city that never sleeps

The world in microcosm

Letter 44 "The pond represents the ocean, the hills represent the mountains and the trees become the forests of the world." In my last couple of days in Philly I spent my time exploring the extensive Fairmount Parkand. I was surprised at how many wonderful areas and buildings I found, as well as the statues … Continue reading The world in microcosm

Don’t judge a book until you’ve met the characters.

Letter 43 Walking through Chinatown seeing rundown buildings, hearing beeping horns and shouting in the distance and only spotting faraway skyscrapers among the clouds peeping above, I thought I'd made a mistake staying for 4 nights in Philadelphia. It seems I was wrong. The deeper I wondered into the city, walking constantly through the parallel … Continue reading Don’t judge a book until you’ve met the characters.

He steered the boat with his foot?!

Letter 42 As we enjoyed our boat trip to see the whales we decided to spend part of our last day in Boston doing another boat trip. This time with a land destination. There are 30 islands within the Boston Harbor and our short ferry ride bought us to Spectacle Island which has the highest … Continue reading He steered the boat with his foot?!