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Traveling the world
Benifallet, Spain
Easter had a Spanish-Polish-Ukrainian-French-British-German-South African flavour for us this year. We were in Spain and spent the Easter weekend with a group of twelve people, seven cats, one dog and two birds. Our good friends Anna and Remi, whom we have visited a few times before, also had some…
West Curry, Cornwall
Our short trip to Wales a few weeks ago was great, so we decided to do it all over again: Doing the glamorous kind of camping and going for long walks along the dramatic British coast. This time we went to Cornwall and Dorset, and we slept in yurts….
Even before Covid appeared, we had talked about exploring Britain a bit more instead of flying to faraway places this summer. But with all the uncertainty around lockdown rules and what is sensible in the face of the virus, planning holidays has been tricky. So we’re appreciating the ability…
Benifallet, Spain
We don’t want to bore you with too many details of our multiple trips to our friends’ finca in Catalonia, but we ourselves aren’t bored by a long way, so we’ll keep coming back. This time, our friends Elise and Ruth have joined us here….
Naivasha, Kenya
You’ve probably heard that hippos are among the most dangerous mammals in Africa. But have you had a dozen or so of them grazing in your back garden? We now have! We’re in Kenya to visit Raf’s brother and his family for a few days and together we spent…
Zanzibar, Tanzania
People in Zanzibar love to tell their visitors not to worry at pretty much every suitable and less suitable situation – Hakuna matata. This island clearly caters perfectly for hyper-chilled holidays under the palm trees along its endless beaches. Considering this, we’ve  actually been very active, though. Our good…
Reims, France
The train ride from London to Paris takes a bit more than two hours. That’s quite a lot shorter than when Mara, Elise and I travelled to men’s World Cup games by train in Russia last year. So coming to the women’s event in France this year was an…
Beijing, China
On my way home from China, I’m lucky to be able to spend a bit more than a day in Beijing. On the topic of luck, I’ve been learning about lucky numbers, lucky dragons and a number of other Chinese superstitions. And when the heavens opened and rain came…
Arinsal, Andorra
When we started planning a sneaky visit to Andorra to score another country point a little while ago, we imagined seeing grassy meadows and spring flowers on the mountainside. After all it’s the end of April. But as it turns out, the week after Easter can look a lot…