A WEEKEND AT LA CIGALE, FOULPOINTE MADAGASCAR

A mere 45 kms and an approximate 1.5 hour drive from Tamatave or Toamasina (give or take a few minutes due to some ‘interesting’ roads) lies an absolute GEM of a place called LA CIGALE, in FOULPOINTE. Foulpointe (pronounced full point) or Mahavelona, is the closest ‘beach bum’ destination from the main city centre and offers 20kms of unadulterated sand as far as the eye can […]

MISSMOVEALOT IN MADAGASCAR

Two weeks down and so much to say! Who would have thought that the 4th time around tackling this huge and exotic island would present itself with as much gusto as I have encountered! Apart from atrocious weather, (torrential rain bursts every hour or so), it has now cleared to be the sun soaked, palm […]

OUR BIG FAT GREEK ISLAND ESCAPE! PART 3, THE FINAL CHAPTER…MYKONOS

MYKONOS GREECE…eat, seek, ride, repeat! The last island in our Big Fat Greek Island Escape trilogy just HAD to be Mykonos and I don’t think it’s right to visit this Aegean archipelago and not include a trip around this iconic island haven! MB (Monsieur Bleu) and I were gradually making our way back to Athens […]

OUR BIG FAT GREEK ISLAND ESCAPE! PART 2 – PAROS

PAUSING IN PAROS (A slice of Paradise) After our sun and fun infused trip around glorious Santorini, MB (Monsieur Bleu) and I decided to take a ferry ride over to the smaller and more intimate island of Paros. Having entertained the idea (many moons ago) of purchasing a small beach house there to renovate, we […]

OUR BIG FAT GREEK ISLAND ESCAPE! PART 1- SANTORINI

Clusters of lime washed hilltop villages are not just a figure of your imagination or a faded image on a dusty corner store postcard here in the Greek Islands. No! This breathtaking and eye blinding white scene is the heart of every little island here in the Cyclades, sporadically dotted with splashes of apricot for […]

GREECE IS THE WORD! EXPLORING THE BEST BITS OF ATHENS DURING COVID-19

Choosing to escape to Greece in the middle of a global pandemic is not everyones immediate thought I’m sure, but when you are already nearby and there are cheap flights…well, why the hell not! I had been raving on about Greece to my darling MB (Monsieur Bleu) for about 11 years now, singing its blue […]

MISSMOVEALOT DOES QUARANTINE – A POEM FOR COVID-19/2020

Missmovealot is in quarantine!That’s a shock to all I’m sure…Your friend, the International Jetsetter,is locked in a hotel room, pacing up and down the floor! At first it wasn’t easyliving like an animal in the zoo,But she HAD to stick it out…She HAD to see it through! She exercised like a nutter,And read every book […]

SEDUCED BY SARDINIA –  ITALY’S SEXY SAPPHIRE ISLAND

Ciao! Buongiorno! This is the boisterous greeting we received at 630am from a group of animated locals welcoming the overnight ferry from Toulon, France into Porto Torres, our first point of contact with this famous Italian island in the Mediterranean. Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Corsica (her fiery French cousin), Sardinia […]