Peru: The Islas Ballestas

  Althought nickednamed the “poor man’s Galapagos,” the Islas Ballestas does make for a memorable excursion. I am sold on the trip the second that I learned this is home to hundreds of… Continue reading

Astrid y Gaston

Astrid y Gaston is the winner of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 4 years in a roll. Definitely one of the best restaurants I’ve ever had the pleasure to dine at. It is so… Continue reading

Peru: A day in Miraflores

How did we spend a day in Miraflores? Here are some highlights. Breakfast at the hotel. Wander along Larco Avenue, where most of the major attractions are located. Check out art gallery Luis Miró Quesada… Continue reading

Amazing Peru: Capital City Lima

Lima is a metropolitan city that contains more than 25% of the entire Peruvian population. It’s situated on the western seaboard in the Peruvian Coastal Plain. When we visited Lima in August, it’s… Continue reading

A perfectly gloomy day for Alcatraz!

On this damp and gloomy day, we embarked on the cruise that took us to the infamous and notorious former federal prison – Alcatraz, home to the likes of Al Capone and Robert “the… Continue reading

San Francisco and its Cafes around the city

Light lunch at the Bean Stalk Cafe. It’s a tiny little cafe focused on international sandwiches and coffee. I had the Tofu Veggie Sandwich; crunchy bread stuffed with mildly spicy kimchi flavoured tofu and… Continue reading

San Francisco – Dining at Sons & Daughters

To celebrate our two year anniversary dinner, we dined at the Sons and Daughters in San Francisco. It is awarded with a one-star Michelin rating 4 years in a row. Best of all, they… Continue reading

The City by the Bay – San Francisco Sightseeing

We have been talking about taking a trip in California for years. In fact, we have so many friends and relatives living in the Golden State, we don’t know why we haven’t been… Continue reading

Fall Colors in Algonquin Provincial Park

It’s that time of the year again. At the end of September and beginning of October, we always love to go to the cottage country to enjoy the beautiful scenery of fall. This… Continue reading

Tricolor Handmade Soap

I haven’t made soap bars for a long while now. Finally this weekend we had a get together for a housewarming party. The guys are on the deck manning the grill and the… Continue reading