Cheese and Wine tasting at Fairview

Fairview wine estate is located in the Paarl wine region of the Western Cape.  I recently had the opportunity to do a bit of barrel tasting during a wine festival in Autumn.  Fairview also specializes in cheese, especially goat’s cheese which are delicious.  If you’re traveling on the Cape Wine Route, this is one wine estate you just have to visit!

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Relaxing at a rooftop bar with a view of Barcelona

Barcelona has many things on offer for every type of visitor that pranced through its city streets.  It can take more than a few visits to this diverse city to truly get the most out of all it has to offer.  On my third visit here, my friend suggested that we go look for the rooftop bar in La Rambla that someone had told her about.  I found myself thinking: In La Rambla?  Where all the gazillion tour groups wander through and immigrant hawkers hound you around every corner?  Boy was I surprised at what we found!

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Oh, for the love of Spain! Reasons to always return…or go in the first place


Spain sits comfortably between Portugal and France and looms across the Mediterranean Ocean at Northern Africa.  In the North, the Atlantic Ocean lapse at its shores.  Geographically inclined to provide dry, sunny weather, finding your own soul-satisfying corner of earth on the Spanish coastline or the interior Andalusia or Basque Country, can be rewardingly easy.  Spain provides something for everyone: mountains for the climbers and explorers, beaches for the sun worshipers, resorts for the family vacationers, ancient walking trails for the pilgrims, big city shopping for the shoppers and culture, so much culture…


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