2017: a heart opening year

[Português] Days before I start a new year of my life, I'm finally able to finish this post looking back at 2017 and the lessons I've learned from months of traveling, experiencing, settling, working, and getting to know me better - and feeling comfortable with it 🙂 2017 was the year I (re)opened my heart … Continue reading 2017: a heart opening year


Travel Notes – Laos (Part II)

[part I] Vietnam >> Muang Khua > Muang Ngoi > Nong Khiaw > Xamneua (via Viengthong) > Viengxay > Xamtai > Viengxay/Xamneua > Phonsavanh > Thakhek > Thakhek loop > [visa run 1] > Pakse > Don Det/Don Khone > Pakse/Champasak/Don Ko > Thakhek > [visa run 2] > Vientiane > Vang Vieng > Ban Chieng (Tao Guesthouse) > Luang Prabang > Huay Xay >> Thailand [In bold the places covered … Continue reading Travel Notes – Laos (Part II)

Travel notes – Laos

Wow... how hard it is to write about the country that stole my heart... It was easier to write a Love Letter to Laos than to write about the places I visited during almost 3 months there. The moment I started listing places I've been to, people I've met, things I've done, food I've eaten, saudade … Continue reading Travel notes – Laos

Uma Carta de Amor*

[Thakhek - 06 de Março de 2017] Antes de te encontrar me falaram que você era bacana, mas que eu não deveria gastar meu tempo tentando te conhecer melhor. Duas ou três semanas seriam mais do que suficientes; depois disso eu me cansaria e partiria para outra. Eu tinha planos de voltar para algo que já tinha … Continue reading Uma Carta de Amor*

A Love Letter*

  [Thakhek - March 06, 2017] Before meeting you, I was told you were nice but not worth the time to get to know you better. Two or three weeks should be enough before getting tired of you and moving on. I had plans to go back to something else  as soon as I was done … Continue reading A Love Letter*

Travel notes – Vietnam

Part II (Part I here) We arrived in Hanoi on Christmas Eve, on a full train coming from Ninh Binh. We spent the trip chatting with a smiley 9 years-old girl and her family. Everyone going to Hanoi for the weekend. It was the first time since Livia joined me that we were not attacked by … Continue reading Travel notes – Vietnam

Travel Notes – Vietnam

In 4 weeks in Vietnam I experienced different ways of traveling. First I had the company of a very good friend who decided to spend her holidays with me – well, actually she decided to spend her holidays in SE Asia and I happen to be here, but it’s nice to think the other way around. … Continue reading Travel Notes – Vietnam