How are you doing lately?

By Dheza Marie Aguilar Friday, August 29, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

Really, right now I should be writing a travel article for my magazine and an advertorial for a client (excuses to my editor and my client). Instead I am blogging. Somehow I couldn't bring myself to switch from that mood of writing for an audience in mind and just writing, diary-style. Maybe there should not be ...

In North Africa’s highest peak: staying at Kasbah du Toubkal

I was relieved when the 4x4 finally pulled up in front of Kasbah du Toubkal's office in Imlil, one of the many small villages in the Toubkal, the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains of North Africa. All throughout the whole 80 minutes drivc from Marrakech to Imlil, I was holding my breath and praying ...

Unchartered territories

By Dheza Marie Aguilar Thursday, March 27, 2014 2 No tags Permalink

I was about to start Dostoevsky's Demons when I decided to write this nagging entry. Last week, on the way to Plaza Espanya, I found my old passport stuck in the tiny pocket of my hand luggage. I don't often use this hand luggage so this passport has been here for years until last Friday. ...

In Dresden – how I traded dinner for a concert

On my second night in Dresden, I was wandering around Frauenkirche (Church of our Dear Women) in Dresden's Old Town, looking for the famous Kunst-Cafe Antik which was recommended by many because of it's unique ambiance. Of course in the tradition of my geographic ineptness, I got lost. I tried following An der Frauenckirche street ...

In photos – weekend in Limassol, Cyprus

By Dheza Marie Aguilar Friday, February 15, 2013 2 , , , Permalink

Last year in autumn, I made one last business trip to Cyprus. It was already Nevember but the weather in Cyprus was still between 20-23 degree Celsius sometimes even warmer so I was able to enjoy a little more of summer before my sub-zero adventure in Russia. We rented two apartments at Avalon Traditional Village Houses, ...

In the details – a day trip in Brussels

I have a yearly tradition of travelling in August, before or after my birthday. Last year though, my mother visited me in the Netherlands and we made a small European tour so money was a bit tight when my birthday came. Not wanting me to miss my tradition, my husband took me to Brussels for ...

“Are you not going together?” The downside and upside of travelling alone when you have a partner

By Dheza Marie Aguilar Sunday, February 3, 2013 1 , Permalink

"Are you going with Robin?" This is usually the first question I get when I tell  my friends or family that I am off to a visit a new place. Which is fine, because since we are a couple, people expect us to travel together. After all, our relationship started when we went on a three-week ...