One of my biggest flaws is laziness. I’m an expert in procrastination. Sometimes, it’s just too easy to just stay in bed/on the couch, doing unproductive things like scrolling through social media, watching random videos on YouTube or mindlessly channel-surfing (I especially love watching cooking shows!). So, in an effort to shut down that lazy voice in my head, I’m practising a few things to make my days more productive: Create a weekly To-Do list and schedule I find that time slips away much more quickly when you just let it. For example, it’s already April and a part...Read More
When I was initially planning my Scotland itinerary, Iona didn’t quite make the cut. I knew I wanted to visit Mull and it seemed like there was more than enough to keep me occupied for 2 days. But as I did more research and learned more about Iona, the more I wanted to go. In the end, I had to rejig my initial plan and ended up staying one night in Mull and one night in Iona. And I tell you, I am so glad I did that! Iona is one of the most stunning places I’ve ever been...Read More
It was a photo of the Isle of Skye posted on Instagram that first inspired me to travel to Scotland. I saw the picture and immediately thought, “I have to go there!”. And the idea for The Great Europe Escape was born. Wanting to travel to Scotland was the easy bit; much more difficult was crafting my itinerary. I read up on public transportation options in Scotland (especially in the Highlands). I tend to prefer the free & easy route over guided tours (what can I say, I like my freedom and independence) so I wrestled between the easy...Read More
The initial reason for The Great Europe Escape was a simple one: I wanted to take a Spanish intensive course in Spain. I had been learning Spanish for about two years, taking a 2-hour class once a week and had progressed to the end of the A2 level. I wanted to “level up”, and I thought, “What could be better than learning Spanish while in Spain?” (Answer: Nothing!) So, I embarked on an extensive bout of internet research on Spanish language schools in Spain, and looked for advice or tips on how to choose a Spanish language school (some...Read More
When I was first planning the Portugal leg of my trip, Porto actually wasn’t on my radar. I thought I’d visit Lisbon and that’d be it. Then, by a stroke of fate, I saw some photos of Porto in a Facebook travel group that I’m part of and I just knew that I had to go there. I was there for 3-4 days and really enjoyed the chill, laid-back vibe of the city. Here are my Top 5 things to do in Porto: 1) Livraria Lello As a bookworm and wordnerd, Livraria Lello was one of my favourite things...Read More
Hola! I'm Liza and I'm living my second life. Welcome to TSB, where I share my adventures as I discover what makes me happy, what gives my life meaning, and how I live authentically.