Mallorca: Playtime in the Mediterranean

Allison came to visit! I promised I’d take her to a Spanish island, so we decided on Mallorca, Menorca’s bigger sister out in the Mediterranean. Fine white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters: paradisiacal cliches but truly marvelous when they are right in front of you, complete with the caw of seagulls and murmur ofContinue reading “Mallorca: Playtime in the Mediterranean”

The surprise trip turned out to be…

….drumroll…Oporto, Portugal! In Portuguese, it´s Porto, which translates as “port.” Apt name, as its coastal location and its river Douro lend to the city some beautiful views and beaches within a metro-ride away from the center. Even though “charming” is an over-used word to describe most small cities and towns in Europe, Porto really wasContinue reading “The surprise trip turned out to be…”