The Batu Caves is one of the best known Hindu shrines outside of India. The shrine is situated inside of limestone caves believed to be approximately 400 million years old. In order to enter the shrine, you must climb up approximately 272 steps. Needless to say, the shrine is not accessible for those with […]
An unexpected surprise arrived at my door today. It came in a white bubble-wrap envelope, laced with the markings of a package that’s traveled between countries. “What could this be?” I wondered out loud, examining the Royal Mail stickers and return address from Edinburgh, Scotland. Excitedly, I tore the envelope open and pulled out a […]
“This doesn’t look like the type of area where a market would be held”, I muttered suspiciously as I cycled into a barren shipping yard on a crisp Sunday afternoon in November. The area was still, lifeless, except for the distant figure of a security guard huddled in a doorway, smoking a cigarette. I cycled towards her. “Excuse […]
Inspired by my recent trip to Athens, I created a Greek-inspired chicken stew for dinner and it was too good not to share with you! This is a perfect recipe for a gloomy day when you’d rather be under the Mediterranean sun. Makes approximately 4-6 servings. Ingredients: 1 can (400 gr) whole tomatoes 70 […]
Staying somewhere new can be daunting, especially when you’re in a new environment. So renting out an apartment which we’d never seen in person was a big task! Here’s a tour of our new apartment, taken within a few hours of landing in Amsterdam.