Jul
6

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Colours and Culture in Salvador da Bahia

I’ve always had a thing for grand old places that seem to be falling apart. Salvador da Bahia is one of those cities where you can’t stop taking your camera out of the bag, particularly the old part of town called the Pelourinho. It reminds me of two other cities that I love: La Havana and Napoli.

This is a very amateur photo essay from our recent family trip, together with a few tips that I collected here and there.

I wrote earlier about our vacation in Trancoso, situated in the far south of the state of Bahia. Salvador is a wonderful alternative (or addition) to Rio on the way to Trancoso. I’d suggest 2-3 nights, it’s by the sea with plenty to do to please the children.

The city hosted the world cup so it got a bit of a facelift, but its faded colors, glories of the part and colonial architecture are still there to enjoy.

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Apr
25

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Feet in the sand in Trancoso (Bahia, Brazil)

Once in a while, travelling also means going somewhere and doing nothing. nada. That’s what I dreamt of when we planned our Easter break with the children. In truth, it rarely happens in our family ie. to go somewhere and stay put. So we decided to do just that in Bahia. We told the children: Breathe in, And Go with the flow. (well, almost. It’s BozAround after all.)
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Feb
11

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Japan Part 3: Rural mountains & Tokyo

 I’ve had to take a break from BozAround the last couple of months, too busy launching my next travel venture, moodAway. But we’re almost there with the launch so I can finally put some attention back into my first (blog) love. I have a long list of posts to write in my head and everyday I tell myself, I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it…Anyway, it’s a pleasant feeling to gather notes on Japan long after we’ve come back. Here’s the last part of our Japan trilogy: 2 nights in Obuse, and 5 nights in Tokyo to finish it all.
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Oct
3

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Japan Part 2: Kyoto and the Kiso Valley

This is the second part of our Japanese trilogy. We went from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train where we stayed 3 nights, and then went up north to the Japanese Alps by train again, to a tiny village called Magome.
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Oct
2

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When it pours, it rains.

I have been MIA these past six months and I feel I owe the blog a big apology. First of all, three children is not a piece of cake despite me trying hard to pretend it is. Then, we’ve been renovating an old farmhouse in the South of France and that alone could have been a full time job – in due time, the effort will all be worth it. Read my earlier post on how much the region around Saint Remy de Provence has to offer. And last but not least.. I am so busy with our final run on getting moodAway ready. You’ve not heard me talk about it yet but it’s a little idea that I hope will become big in the travel world. We’re all allowed to dream big!

Meanwhile, it’s time to complete my trilogy on Japan, from our incredible trip there. And I need to tell you about our romantic trip on the Amalfi Coast, about going on a BFF week-end in Stockholm, about having fun skiing in Val d’Isere, about celebrating a 40th birthday in Mallorca (hmmm.. might not talk about that one too much). Oh..and about feeding the cows in the Costwolds..

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Stay tuned. I’ll be back in a sec…

vanessa

Interviews

the loveland farm

Featuring Bodie and Fou on Glamping in the Loveland Farm {Devon, England}

Thursday, October 31, 2013

When a design guru goes camping, you know it’s going to be the ultimate glamping experience. Karine Kong is the founder and creative director of one of my…

mother & daughter

Featuring Ali, 10 years old, travel writing on Borneo

Thursday, July 4, 2013

We’re doing WHAT for summer vacation is a question that you might have heard recently at home. It is also the title of a quirky non-fiction book told by…

Lucky Fish

Featuring Lucky Fish on Slackpacking in Spain

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Jann Cheifitz’ clothing brand Lucky Fish adorned Marcelo’s back from the time he was born. And these days, little Lior aka #3 can wear his brother’s vintage tees…

Harrison and Nathalie Sears

A NYC teenager on a field trip to Bangladesh & Bhutan

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

This time last year, Harrison Sears, 15 years old, embarked on an exciting journey. He travelled to Bangladesh on a volunteer mission, having raised funds among his friends…

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