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Travel Report: Cafe Espresso, Kampot.

Cafe Espresso, Kampot. August 2020. During our first weeks in Kampot, Sladja and I spent a good chunk of time exploring the local coffee scene. Before long, there was a name that kept cropping up again and again. In online comment threads, through face to face recommendations and in overheard snippets of conversations, it swiftly […]

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Travel Report: Tertulia Restaurant, Kampot.

Tertulia Restaurant, Kampot. July 2020. It was our first night in the Cambodian city of Kampot and Sladja and I were strolling though the old town. Following the success of our guide on Where to Eat and Drink in Siem Reap, we couldn’t help but wonder if Kampot’s culinary landscape would hold its own. As […]

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Travel Report: Zaragoza, Spain.

Zaragoza, Spain. Cover photo courtesy of Gregorio Puga Bailón. September 2015. I remember waking up in my Zaragoza guesthouse feeling absolutely knackered. This was no surprise when I consider the weeks leading up to my arrival. Having finished my summer teaching contract in the coastal town of Castro Urdiales, I’d set off on a trip across […]

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Travel Report: Pamplona, Spain.

Pamplona, Spain. Cover photo courtesy of Eaeaea. August 2015. Back in my early to mid twenties, in the days before I became an addicted blogger, I used to read a lot. Over time, I fell for a number of novelists whose works I read religiously, including Donna Tartt, David Sedaris, Khaled Hosseini and Ben Elton. Eventually, I […]

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Travel Report: San Sebastian, Spain.

San Sebastian, Spain. August 2015. Everybody and their dogs had told me how I’d be mad to leave San Sebastian out of my trip across Northern Spain. After all, this was supposed to be one of the world’s most stunning coastal cities. Known in its native Basque language as Donostia, this petite city also has a reputation […]

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Travel Report: Madrid, Spain.

Madrid, Spain. June 2013. In the summer of 2013 my seemingly perfect life in Amsterdam shattered into a thousand pieces. After eight years together, S and I decided it was time to go our separate ways. Our subsequent divorce would eventually see me leave my job and say goodbye to The Netherlands altogether. It was easily […]

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The Outstanding Blog Award!

Hey everyone, I recently picked up The Outstanding Blog Award thanks to a nomination from Ann-Kathrin at The Wandering Explorer Travel Blog. This is my second WordPress award and hey, it feels nice, especially coming from a talented blogger like Ann-Kathrin. As the tradition goes, I have to answer her seven questions and then nominate […]

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