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What Will We Remember About 2020?

Thursday, December 31, 2020


In January of this year, we had been traveling after the holidays from Versailles, France all the way to Normandy. On a whim, we stopped by to see Mont Saint Michel. It was an hour from closing and we barely had time go to the top and come back down. Then we drove south, passing by Pamplona with just enough time to have a coffee at the Café Iruna and say hello to Papa Hemingway. Then onwards to Portugal.

If I had known then how this year would turn out, I would have asked to drive and drive for as long as we possibly can. Before the pandemic broke out in mid-March.

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Travel Where You Are

Tuesday, October 27, 2020



I know exactly where you are as you are reading this. Most likely, you are also where I am in this moment. On your comfy couch, dressed as comfortably as you can, in your pajamas or a robe. This year has not exactly transported us anywhere except in our minds and in our spirits, has it?

We all feel stuck. 

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Why We Chose Portugal

Monday, September 02, 2019


"Maybe a place chooses you. Maybe it calls out to you from oceans away, saying "Come, cross over, you can be home."


"What made you choose Portugal?" is a question I've heard a lot.

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My Travel Wishlist

Wednesday, January 02, 2019


This year had brought me many adventures in travel and in life. Our family had moved from Portugal to France and I was able to visit several countries despite the responsibilities of being a mom and wife.

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Indonesian Pop Up Kitchen in Porto

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Indonesia always has a special place in my heart.

Ben and I got engaged in Bali, Indonesia. And after many trips there, I always crave for nasi goreng, gado gado and that spicy red sambal. I hardly had any Indonesian food since we moved to Europe 3  and a half years ago. But little did I know that would change when we moved to Porto recently.
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The guy behind the Indonesian Pop Up in Porto is Audry Maulana, a Jakarta native who had been living and working in Porto for 2 years.

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Stories for Sinaya: We First Learned About You in Thailand

Friday, December 01, 2017


My Dearest Sinaya,

Today, I read you a book entitled Mon Amour, my love. And the second page read:

"Je t'aime depuis que je te connais, et même avant.
I love you since I knew you, and even before."

It reminded me of that time, 3 years ago. The moment when we first found out about you.

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Barcelona's Museum of the Open Sky

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


I found myself in Barcelona in the beginning of autumn, when the weather was still warmish. And so I vowed to myself I would spend as much time as I can outdoors. No musty museums or churches. I simply wanted to walk around aimlessly under the open sky.

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Welcome Home, Sole Sister!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


When we first started We Are Sole Sisters as a travel blog in 2011, the goal was simple: to experience, document and share our adventures all over the globe. In more 6 years of travel blogging, I had grown to embrace this lifestyle and profession.

But it had also become a job.

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