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April 2018


On the road in Cuba: Las Terrazas, Playa Larga & Girón

On Tuesday morning we walked around the small but gorgeous city of Viñales and then decided to hit the road again.  On to the ecovillage Las Terrazas! Our hotel was called the Tree House, and that is just what it was! The lodge was on a hill, looking down into a valley dazzling with tropical beauty. We walked down to the valley and came across a worn out playground. But hey, the children playing there were happy – not playing with their phones. Continue Reading


Intermezzo Italiano

Ciao tutti,

I am in Puglia right now. Preparing Casa Vita for the summer season. There are still two weeks available in the summer. Let me know if you would like to spend your vacation here!  We are returning to Belgium tomorrow, and I still have a long list of to do’s …

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On the road in Cuba: Viñales

This is what Lonely Planet says on Cuba, and I couldn’t agree more:

Cuba is like a prince in a poor man’s coat: behind the sometimes shabby facades, gold dust lingers. It’s these rich dichotomies that make travel here the exciting, exhilarating roller-coaster ride it is. Trapped in a time warp and reeling from an economic embargo that has grated for more than half a century, this is a country where you can wave goodbye to Western certainties and expect the unexpected. If Cuba were a book, it would be James Joyce’s Ulysses: layered, hard to grasp, serially misunderstood, but – above all – a classic

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My heart is in Havana

You probably know the song. If not, here it comes – by Camila Capello.  But be aware, it may stick in your ears all day long…

Have you ever visited Havana or Cuba? Well, we came back yesterday, and my heart is still there. Such an amazing city and such an impressive country. The colors, the people, the culture, the nature and the crazy feeling you have been catapulted back in time.

We had such a beautiful vacation, I will be writing on this the next weeks. Our holiday was organized by Connections in our hometown Lommel. And I can recommend them!

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