A Little Hike at Combe Lavaux

Arnaud and I had a spot for a little hike in our holiday schedule so we went to the Réserve Naturelle de la Combe Lavaux. This reserve holds several hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty so if you’re not a serious hiker you don’t have to worry at all. We even saw a family… Continue reading A Little Hike at Combe Lavaux


Hiking up Elephant Mountain

For our last day in Taipei we decided to go up Elephant Mountain which, many say, provides one of the most amazing city views. The climb up was a bit tough for me because stairs are my archenemy! If you’re  fit they say you can finish the climb in about twenty minutes. With several water… Continue reading Hiking up Elephant Mountain

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Northumberland Countryside

So blessed to be just an hour’s drive away from the beautiful Northumberland countryside. I took advantage of the long weekend to explore and walk along Hadrian’s wall, from Housesteads Roman Fort to Sycamore Gap. Then stayed over in a warm country cottage in Bardon Mill, where everything outside is pitch black at night and… Continue reading Northumberland Countryside


A Wonderful Spring Day in Kamakura

The weather had been extraordinarily cold in Tokyo for that time of year, the beginning of April 2015. When Arnaud and I finally caught a break we thought it would be nice to do a little day trip outside the capital. South of Tokyo lies a charming little city called Kamakura filled with temples, hiking… Continue reading A Wonderful Spring Day in Kamakura


Hiking to the Mount Pinatubo Crater

Sometimes the city just becomes too much to handle; all the traffic, people, noise, and pollution you encounter makes the daily routine exhausting. That is why once in a while one needs to look for a change of scenery and that’s exactly what we did last Sunday as we took on the journey to Mount… Continue reading Hiking to the Mount Pinatubo Crater