Fortunately, in Spain we can celebrate Pride. That’s why we have to keep going out onto the streets; against the threat of going backwards, for those who can not, for those who need a positive example, for those who came before us, for what remains to be fought for.
If you would have told me some years ago that I would be ditching shampoo altogether and end up washing my hair with water only, I would have probably laughed, and imagined myself desperately surviving in the middle of the jungle. Because, why else would I go through that?
But here I am, after a four month experiment to tell you that, spoiler alert, I’m a fan!
A night at the Phugtal Monastery was part of our 6 day hike out of the Himalayas from Padum in Zanskar Valley to Manali. We had already read wonders of the 600 year old Monastery perched on a cliff side overlooking the turquoise water of Lungnak river. The setting is certainly stunning (and hard to reach), but what we couldn’t have imagined is how impressed we were going to be by the people living there.
Gazpacho, a traditional Spanish cold soup made of raw blended vegetables, is one of our go to recipes for anytime it is hot. And it is one we have managed to recreate when traveling the world, whenever we have access to a blender. We love this easy Gazpacho recipe, because the ingredients are widely available anywhere and can be adapted according to availability, it is quick and straightforward in preparation, and the result is refreshing and packed with vitamins!
Oman is known for its stunning nature; rocky mountains, refreshing wadis, unspoilt coastlines and diverse desert landscapes, all packed together into one small country. On top of that, its cultural heritage doesn’t disappoint either. Unlike its more flashy neighbours to the north, Oman retains a deep sense of pride in its history and traditions. From crumbling ruined villages to fully restored forts and castles, there is a lot to see.