A Travel Scrapbook in English & Español

to experience the unexpected.

to spot the hidden gems.

 

Go & Get lost... and you might find yourself at the end of the road

 Paulina on the road tells the stories of the hidden travel gems that you discover when you walk off the beaten track. All of them packed in short travel stories in English & Spanish. Lean back and Discover, Learn and Embrace the Unknown!

Oh, did I introduce myself? I am Pauline from Luxembourg - Paulina for the Spanish - and a passionate travellette currently boat hitch-hiking in the Atlantic Ocean. The article's photos are not edited: Let only the natural beauty shine through! Here your can read more about my quest for the unknown and why I actually write in Spanish and English! My Travel Scrapbook brings you the hidden gems straight from the travel road!


 Let's hit the road together! - ¡Vámonos de viaje!


Santo Antão: A Hiker's Paradise

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I found paradise! A land full of tropical fruits, coffee and foreign vegetables. With people so easy-going that you think that you know them since forever. A land where hard physical work pays off and nobody will ask you for a handout. And if children will approach you, they'll not ask you for food or escudos, all they'll ask for are pencils. This is Santo Antão, the lush green yard and lung of Cape Verde.

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An unexpected New Year's Eve in Cape Verde

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Ola from Mindelo! It's now about 3 weeks that we are a bit stuck in this city. It wasn't really love at first sight, but slowly we get to love this city more and more. Sometimes you just need to try a little harder to see the beauty of a place.

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Tenerife's Top 7 from an Expat View

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After living and working as an expat in Tenerife during high season, I am frequently asked about my personal highlights. What are the insider tips? With the growing number of tourists travelling to Tenerife, increasingly in the winter months, I thought it might be a good idea to list some of my favorite things to do in Tenerife. As an ulterior foodie, I included my favorite restaurants of each listed area. After all, your stomach wants to travel culinary as well!

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Mindelo: Music Town of Cape Verde

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We made it to Cape Verde's most important marina: Mindelo! Since we were unable to hitchhike a boat from Ilha do Sal to São Vicente island, we decided to continue our trip the easy (and more expensive) way: by plane. After the barren wasteland of Sal and its cultural desert, I am really looking forward to get a closer look to the true Capeverdean culture. In Ilha do Sal, I'd get an approximate idea, but in the tourist stonghold Santa María it was simply impossible to imbibe the Capeverdean spirit. Fortunately Mindelo is also known as the cultural capital of the archipelago, so I can't wait to celebrate Capeverdean style!  

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Ilha do Sal: Colour Stains in a Desert

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Olá from Cape Verde! More precisely from Ilha do Sal (Salt Island). After sailing the Atlantic Ocean for 5 days, my boyfriend and I are happy to find some rest and just disconnect from the world. Sailing is much harder than I expected... and those night shifts just killed me! :) Sal is supposedly the most touristy destination of Cape Verde and a good start if you're all new in the Capeverdean archipelago. For my part, I can't wait to just check-in in a nice hotel and enjoy beachlife... for some time only!

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Do you speak Canarian? 7 Expressions you should know!

Tenerife is different! Not only its natural contrasts and gastronomic variety make Tenerife a culturally interesting travel destination, but also its own Spanish dialect. Did you know that some Spanish words only exist on the Canarian islands? If you're willing to overcome the mere tourist status, then you should keep in mind these 7 typical Canarian expressions.

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