Alisha Explores Brighton

Just like everyone in the world, the onset and spread of Coronavirus- (covid-19) disrupted my way of life. No longer was I traveling at least once a month. No longer was I walking to work and working in an office. My life was then filled with Zoom virtual happy hours, lots of zoom meetings, working crazy hours, having home and work blend all together into … Continue reading Alisha Explores Brighton

Alisha Explores Amsterdam

Fiance and I took a quick weekend trip to Amsterdam. It was a nice quick getaway, that also had….”fun” weather. Haha. There was a storm that came from the Atlantic that rocked London and Amsterdam pretty bad the entire weekend. There were moments were we just went inside a store just to be out of the rain and heavy wind. It was rough. We stayed … Continue reading Alisha Explores Amsterdam

Alisha Explores Luzern and Zurich

Switzerland An expensive place But a beautiful place I went to Switzerland for work, as half of my team is based out of the city of Luzern (or Lucerne depending on what map you look at). I took advantage of my weeklong trip to Luzern by going early and staying late. I arrived in Zurich on a Sunday morning, and the snow was starting to … Continue reading Alisha Explores Luzern and Zurich

Alisha Explores Mallorca: the land of Germans and the end of our Iberian Peninsula trip

We looked around. Boyfriend and I were actually the only people at this beach club who wasn’t of German nationality —————— The morning we left San Sebastián started raining badly as we arrived at the airport in Bilbao. In 1.5 hrs we landed in hot sunny Palma de Mallorca. And this where we first started noticing the Germans We caught a bus to the downtown … Continue reading Alisha Explores Mallorca: the land of Germans and the end of our Iberian Peninsula trip

Alisha Explores San Sebastian: Food, Relaxation, and Food

The beginning of our vacation from our vacation Also where we continued to stuff our face with food We got into San Sebastián quite early on the overnight train. We walked to our hostel and left our bags to get our brunch meal at the famed Atari Gastropub. Delicious. We walked around the town and explored all the nooks and crannies. We took siestas and … Continue reading Alisha Explores San Sebastian: Food, Relaxation, and Food

Alisha Explores Lisbon & Sintra: Firecrackers and Bacalau

“PORTOOOOOOOOOOOO PORTOOOOO DUN-NUH NUH NA-NUH NA-NUH PORTOOOOOOOO” We may have been in Lisbon, the Porto fans were 10x louder. ———- Lisbon. Not sure what to say. I had a love hate relationship, but mostly a lot of dislike It started off with our accommodations. We booked what may be my last Airbnb for a while (I’m not saying I’ll never do it again, but it … Continue reading Alisha Explores Lisbon & Sintra: Firecrackers and Bacalau

Alisha Explores Porto: Port Wine & Francesinha

Food. Wine. More Food. More Wine. Porto, a city full of hills, port wine, and amazing food. Someone had told Boyfriend and me that Porto was flat. They were oh-so-extremely wrong. It is so hilly. After getting on the bus from Vigo, I was passed out the entire 3 hr bus ride to Porto. When getting into Porto, we had to walk up a massive … Continue reading Alisha Explores Porto: Port Wine & Francesinha

Alisha Accidentally Explores Vigo

“Well….I guess this is downtown” —– Boyfriend and I tried multiple times to go to La Boqueria in Barcelona, and every time we went, it was closed. On our second to last trip to the market, we did not eat anything before so we could eat our fill at the market. Unfortunately, it was a Catalonia holiday and so it was yet again closed. We … Continue reading Alisha Accidentally Explores Vigo