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 […]

COVID CONFINEMENT CREAMY COCONUT CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

“Yummy, yummy, yummy I’ve got chockie mousse in my tummy”. Look, it’s true… we are all going slightly insane and suffering from Covid-19 Confinement Craziness and I am trapped here in Madagascar behind two electric fences and a wall, viewing (with jealousy), the outside world going about their day! I, unfortunately,  do not have the luxury of […]

HATS OFF TO PANAMÁ! …MORE THAN JUST A CANAL.

“Panamá, Panamá, where for art thou IS PANAMÁ“? I utilise parts of this famous Shakespearean phrase to describe this Central American country because hardly anyone I come across knows where it is! Do YOU? Basically, Panamá is the long strip of country which links North America to South America, separates the Caribbean Sea from the […]

COLOMBIA: CARTAGENA AND SANTA MARTA – THE COLOURS, CONTRASTS AND COMPLEXITIES

When you think of Colombia, what immediately springs to mind? Cocaine, crime and drug cartels? Me too! So it was with slight trepidation that MB (Monsieur Bleu) and myself headed off on our final South American Sojourn to see for ourselves just what all the fuss was about!   Notorious for its ‘disreputable reputation’ as […]

CACTUS, TACOS AND SOMBREROS – LET’S MARIACHI OUR WAY THROUGH MEXICO!

Hola Amigos! This is the local catch phrase throughout sunny Mexico and one we would hear many times during our trip to this ancient land of the Aztecs and the Mayans. Wanting to visit both the land and the sea areas of this huge country, MB (Monsieur Bleu) and I decided to start our journey in vibrant MEXICO CITY, home to Frida […]

CORSICA?…OF COURSE! 4 DAYS IN THE LAND OF NAPOLEON, WILD BOARS AND WINE

The decision to spend four days in the nearby mediterranean island of Corsica whilst on our annual sojourn to the motherland of France was an easy one, as getting there is as simple as buying a ferry ticket and boarding the boat! Whether you are a walk on passenger or a traveller with a car, caravan or any […]

CEVICHE IN THE CITY – THE RAW TRUTH SURROUNDING PANAMA’S FAVOURITE DISH

The way to a Panamanians heart is, I’m sure, through raw fish! Ceviche or cebiche is to Panama what pasta is to the Italians or baguettes are to the French, and I was determined to find the reason behind the popularity of this cured cuisine! This lovely, simple dish comes in many different forms and I made it my […]