7 08, 2012

Barcelona Siesta: The Beauty of Spanish Culture

By | August 7th, 2012|Categories: Spain|Tags: , |

Barcelona has so much beauty: the arts, beaches to the tapas. But the most raw form of beauty is in it's laid back lifestyle starting with the Barcelona Siesta. You can feel the chill attitude of people, their laxed ways not found in the other half of the world. The Spaniards know how to live. [...]

26 07, 2012

August Jetsetting to Honduras & Spain

By | July 26th, 2012|Categories: Honduras, Spain|Tags: , |

It's that time of year, my travel bug has activated beyond control in which no bug spray can diminish. And so therefore, I must not fight against the wind and go with my heart, pack my rucksack and jet set. Or my preferable term, Gyp-set! I've gone on various domestic trips this year including Vegas, [...]

9 02, 2012

Live Fast, die Young..

By | February 9th, 2012|Categories: Europe, Los Angeles, Middle East|Tags: , , , |

Bad Girls do it Well.                     I'm rocking out to M.I.A's latest hit "Bad Girls". Catchy beat & a visually exotic music video filmed in Morocco, the #1 country currently on my To-Travel list. Her latest controversy was her middle-finger at the Superbowl half-time performance with Madonna [...]

25 07, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love

By | July 25th, 2010|Categories: Europe, India, Indonesia, Italy, Southeast Asia, Varanassi|Tags: , , , , |

How many of you have read Eat, Pray, Love & have dreamt of blissfully drifting away to the 3 beautiful countries starting with 'I' -- Italy to fall in Love & indulge, India to seek Spirituality & Balance at an Ashram from 3am-noon, Indonesia for a Simple life on motorbikes & learning the culture? Disregard the [...]

4 06, 2010

Oia, Santorini

By | June 4th, 2010|Categories: Greece|

We arrived to the port around 7 pm, rented a small Hyundai for 25 euros a day from some major Greek hustlers. They also helped us arrange our accommodation stay at Fira Blue Horizon Guesthouse. We drove up the windy mountainous road to our hotel in Fira, the main city area, central location in Santorini. [...]

2 06, 2010

Drinking, Beaching and Eating in Mykonos

By | June 2nd, 2010|Categories: Greece|Tags: |

Greece is known for its beautiful beaches. The big families. The history. The white Togas. The 'Alpha' sexy men, where the word among the rest of the alphabet roots from. The big weddings. The white adobe houses with blue painted windows. The donkeys perhaps. The hedonistic life. Simply, I just love to eat, drink and [...]

30 05, 2010

1st day: Paradise Beach, Mykonos.

By | May 30th, 2010|Categories: Greece|

From Samos, we took the Ferry at 1:30pm to Mykonos.. arrived at 7pm. We rode the Hellenic Seaways (50$) Yacht which was nicer than any Yacht I've ever been on. The first 2 floors being work area & 3rd/4th being savvy parking lots for cars and motorcycles. The 6th and 7th floor having sun decks [...]

25 05, 2010

8 hour Layover ın Amsterdam

By | May 25th, 2010|Categories: Europe|

On our way ınto our 3 week trıp to Turkey, Greece and Israel.. we had an 8 hour Layover ın Amsterdam whıch I had forgotten about untıl 2 days before. Now how dull would that be ıf we dıdn`t take advantage of that?! After a 9 hour flıght from LAX to Amsterdam.. we rushed out [...]

23 05, 2010

Backpacking Turkey, Greece, Israel for 3 weeks

By | May 23rd, 2010|Categories: Europe, Middle East|

On ze Road again.. with my dearest Friend, Jujeh, #1 Foodie.. Marissa! ~May 23 - June 11: Starting with an 8 hour Layover in Amsterdam.. running off the plane & hopping on the Subway to town for a few hours, visit Van Gogh museum after some local treats. Backpacking Istanbul, Turkey to taste what's known [...]

25 08, 2009

Quick Italian Recipes

By | August 25th, 2009|Categories: Europe|Tags: , |

I love Italian Food. Here are a few quick - 30 minutes or less recipes. Impressive Party Appetizers too: Pesto Pasta: -Boil Spaghetti or Linguini in salted water, then drain-Add Pesto (I got Basil Pesto sauce), sprinkle chopped up basil, squeeze lemon, sprinkle red pepper.. (optional) top with Parmesean cheese (optional) Grilled Chicken breast on [...]