Valencia Part 5: Night Life

We knew Valencia was a beautiful city before coming here. The beach, the old town, the parks, the weather… All sounded great! What we did not know is that the night life is out of this world! The expression New York never sleeps has to be debunked, cause we have news for you: Valencia is…

Valencia Part 4: The Beach

[Mariam]: A vacation is not a vacation if the ocean is not involved. [Henry]: I like to think that good food is more important. [Mariam]: 🙄. Thankfully, it’s easy to combine these two in Valencia. Right by Playa Malvarrosa there are countless restaurants offering fresh and authentic paellas. So yay 😀! With this, we headed to…

Valencia Part 3: Old Town

On day three of our trip, we decided to go to the old city. After spending days in the park and then another day visiting universities, we thought it would be wise to finally hit the downtown area. We started our adventure at Estación del Norte. This is the main rail station of Valencia. It…

Valencia Part 2: The Turia Gardens

Our first day in Valencia was spent searching through the city’s halls of higher learning. What was Day 2? Well, given that we’re history buffs, we decided to roam along the Turia Gardens – roughly 9km of beautiful park, trails, and attractions that were created after the River Turia was diverted some 3km away in…

Valencia Part 1: Universities

Unless you haven’t noticed, we are both kind of nerds [Henry: “Kind of”? 😛 ] [Mariam: Well, Henry more than me :)] [Henry: I am nerd incarnate! ]. So the first places we went to when we arrived in Valencia was the massive Universitat Politécnica de Valènica (founded in 1968) and the (considerably less massive…

Happy Times at Highroller Lobster

Time for one final post from Portland (and then we get back to talking about awesome stuff in other places). This last one is about the Highroller Lobster Co., a neat foodcart-turned-diner with a decidedly different atmosphere. It was a great way for us to cap off our visit 🙂 . So, what made this…

Delightful, Delightful Dobra Tea

Ah, tea. A drink as old as civilization, and always a wonderfully refined way to relax. Not all tea shops are built equal, however. Dobra Tea in Portland, Maine, stands head and shoulders above just about every other tea place we’ve visited. And all we had to do was drive five hours from home to…

Eager Eating at Eventide Oyster Co.

Before we drove on down to Portland, Maine, we did a bit of homework and had read that the Eventide Oyster Co. was the place to eat. As it turns out, this was one time where the hype was very well-earned. When we arrived, the place was pretty packed, with no seats available. People were lined…

Portland, ME

Ever feel like having fresh seafood? Not just for one day, but for a whole weekend? Well, if you ever do, drive to Portland, Maine and get your fix. We drove down to Portland for the weekend and came back with more than just seafood in our bellies. Because it happens to be a very…

Hidden Gem of Mexico: Yelapa

It’s almost spring break and a lot of Canadians and Americans are thinking: MEXIIIICOOO. But when people think of a travels to Mexico, they often consider Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Acapulco, or Mexico City, as great places to visit. But …. Have you ever considered going to a smaller/less touristy place? We have, and it’s…