Entries by Suzanne Buller

Porto, Portugal

Porto Porto is very different from Lisbon. I enjoyed Lisbon, but Porto has more of a European feel. The Ribeira is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Porto. It is filled with narrow medieval streets that are enchanting to walk. One of the areas that I enjoyed was the Cais da Ribeira, the waterfront along […]

LISBON part three

  “And then I realized adventures are the best way to learn.” Anonymous Lisbon continued to surprise me. I decided to have lunch at the Mercado da Ribeira or also known as the Time Out Market. It is a unique place to eat. There are approximately 35 kiosks of varying types of food to choose […]

LISBON part two

“I don’t want to not live because of my fear of what could happen.”- Laird Hamilton Lisbon, Portugal, was a surprise for me. I am not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn’t to fall in love with Portugal. So why did I choose it? I was just coming out of Morocco, where I […]

Portugal, part one

“But the most beautiful things in life are not things. They’re people, and places, and memories, and pictures. They’re feelings, and moments, and smiles, and laughter.”  Anonymous FADO I have to start my experience in Portugal with Fado. I was absolutely smitten from the first time I heard it. It is a style of music […]

Morocco part two

MOROCCO “Travel. Because money returns. Time does not.” MEKNES COMMUNITY LUNCH Our tour through Morocco included a G Adventures-supported traditional lunch that benefits rural Moroccan women and children. I chose G Adventures because of its policy to support local initiatives. The fact that they are a Canadian company, for me, was a bonus. The Meknes […]

Tangier, Chefchaouen and Volubilis

“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” Anonymous TANGIER Where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, sits the bustling port of Tangier. The cross-cultural influences in food and architecture from North Africa, Spain, Portugal and France converse in this fascinating city. During World War Two, spies, businessmen, writers, and artists arrived in […]

Camel Riding 101

“Take every chance you get in life because some things only happen once.” Karen Gibbs ‘They spit, and they smell’ I was told when I mentioned that I was going to ride a camel. I didn’t care. Heck, I even bought what I called my camel riding outfit. The trip from Fes to Merzouga took […]

Hammam in Fes, Morocco

“Travel is a lesson in life and of yourself. It teaches you where your comfort zone lies and then to push past that comfort zone. To be brave, to be stupid, to be reckless and to be sensible.” Honest Explorer We were given options on our downtime in Fes. One of them was going to […]