Travel

  • My 2020 Year in Review
    My 2020 Year in Review
    With 2020 being over I wanted to share some info and stats on my key moments and accomplishments as well as an outlook on the plans for 2021. In addition, I also share my experience on travel during 2020 and add some info on things I’ve been frequently asked about by friends and acquaintances.
  • Aruba
    Aruba
    “Aruba, officially the Country of Aruba is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands physically located in the mid-south of the Caribbean Sea, about 29 kilometres (18 mi) north of the Venezuelan peninsula of Paraguaná and 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Curaçao.”
  • Porto, Portugal
    Porto, Portugal
    “Porto or Oporto is the second-largest city in Portugal, the capital of the Porto District, and one of the Iberian Peninsula’s major urban areas. Porto city proper, which is the entire municipality of Porto, is small compared to its metropolitan area, with an estimated population of just 231,962 people in a municipality with only 41.42 km2. Porto’s metropolitan area has around 1.7 million people in an area of 2,395 km2 (925 sq mi), making it the second-largest urban area in Portugal. It is recognized as a global city with a Gamma + rating from the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.”
  • Madeira, Portugal
    Madeira, Portugal
    “Madeira, officially the Autonomous Region of Madeira, is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, the other being the Azores. It is an archipelago situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, in a region known as Macaronesia, just under 400 kilometres (250 mi) to the north of the Canary Islands and 520 kilometres (320 mi) west of Morocco. Madeira is geologically located on the African Tectonic Plate, though the archipelago is culturally, economically and politically European.”
  • Trapped on an Island: Coffee with a Moka Pot
    Trapped on an Island: Coffee with a Moka Pot
    It’s the stuff that wakes you up in the morning and transforms you from an obnoxious human being into the lovely person that you are. But what do you do when you can’t simply get your daily fix from the coffee shop around the corner?
  • Miami, USA
    Miami, USA
    “Miami, officially the City of Miami, is a major city and coastal metropolis located in Miami-Dade County in southeastern Florida. With a population of 442,241, it is the second-most populous city in Florida, the eleventh-most populous city in the Southeast U.S., and the 44th most populous city in the nation. Miami is the core of the nation’s ninth largest and world’s 34th largest metropolitan area with a population of 6.138 million people. The city has the third largest skyline in the United States with over 300 high-rises, 58 of which exceed 491 ft (150 m).”
  • Lisbon, Portugal
    Lisbon, Portugal
    “Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 544,851 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2. Lisbon’s urban area extends beyond the city’s administrative limits with a population of around 2.7 million people, being the 11th-most populous urban area in the European Union. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon metropolitan area, making it the third largest metropolitan area in the Iberian Peninsula, after Madrid and Barcelona.”
  • Bangkok, Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand
    “Bangkok, officially known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon and colloquially as Krung Thep, is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand and has an estimated population of 10.539 million, 15.3 percent of the country’s population.”
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    “Kuala Lumpur, officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and colloquially referred to as KL, is a federal territory and the ceremonial, legislative and judicial capital city of Malaysia. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Asia and the largest city in Malaysia, covering an area of 243 km2 (94 sq mi) with an census population of 1,982,112.”
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    “Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam. It covers an area of 3,359.82 km2 (1,297.2 sq mi). The second largest city in Vietnam, it consists of 12 urban districts, one district-leveled town and 17 rural districts. Located within the Red River Delta, Hanoi is the cultural and political centre of Vietnam.”