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Good habit

CAYUCOS, CA – Big Sur may very well have been the ultimate coastal drive. All in all you could do it a few hours, but there are so many vista points you want to stop at, so it takes a while longer than the sat nav suggests (not that you need sat nav there; there’s … Continue reading »

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I am the highway

MONTEREY, CA – So, one week in and no burgers yet, you think? We did hit Burger Kimng the other night, but that doesn’t really count. There haven’t actually been any good oppurtunities so far. (Except for this one place on Cannery Row we wanted to try tonight. But they couldn’t microwave Little Big Lina’s … Continue reading »

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2 adults + 1 toddler

MONTEREY, CA – Roadtripping with a toddler is definitely different from when it was just the two of us. But less time spent driving and more time spent in parks or on beaches aren’t necessarily bad things. We’re moving at a slower pace, but that just means more time to enjoy things: views, airplanes, sand, … Continue reading »

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Arizona

When looking at our previous visits to the US, I realised I’d missed a state on our list: Arizona, where we went to Grand Canyon, of course. We’re heading back to the states again next week. We will be driving around some, but I don’t expect us to stray outside of California, so no new … Continue reading »

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a sort of homecoming

So it always seems to take me a week or more to finish off whatever blog entries I should write to conclude a recent trip. I think it’s down to needing time to decompress after any holiday. The last one was a bit special though, as I wasn’t due back at work for another month, … Continue reading »

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Pasteis de Belém

On this sunny Sunday, we took the train to Belém, which is located almost in the middle inbetween Cascais en Lisbon. Belém is mainly famous for two things: pastries and a tower. We sampled both, of course. We bought some Pasteis de Belém and then we headed to the Starbucks next door for refreshing drinks … Continue reading »

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Portugal day… who’s counting anyway? It’s vacation!

I just ran to the most western point of mainland Europe. After that, I had to cool down in the swimming pool. The same pool where we spent most of our afternoon and Lina has been practicing  both backstroke and breaststroke. Now it’s time for sushi.

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Sintra

We went on a very bumpy busride to Sintra today. Even though the breaks were engaged on Lina’s stroller, the wheels kept sliding across the floor when the, rather reckless, driver took those hairpin curves at maximum speed. We passed the Circuito do Estoril and I think the driver got inspired by that. In Sintra we … Continue reading »

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Lost in Translação

Today we discovered the reception here in the building had been holding a package for us for a couple of days. Apparently they didn’t understand us when we asked if it had arrived yet. The third time we asked though, the guy there actually bothered to look if there was something in the mailbox et … Continue reading »

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