- Jan 12
- 11 min
2022 Year in Review
As we launch into '23, it’s time for a quick reflection on '22, which was an about/face on '21. A busy year of renovating + social catch-ups
Lisbon Golf Course
Busan, South Korea
Mucha Museum, Prague
Busan, South Korea
Museum of Dali, Prague
We are a post-nomadic FIRE-planning tea-selling British-American couple who travel slowly, eat eagerly and think about tea & horses perhaps too much.
We started travelling in 2014, setting out from London. We spent two years in Madrid, Spain before deciding to travel permanently from 2016 as "digital nomads". We travelled across 30 different countries, primarily in East Asia and Western/Central Europe, including a year in Kerala, India; 6 months in the Gers, France; and 5 months in Penang, Malaysia.
We headed to Portugal in March 2020 and finally settled (read more here) later that year, after 4.5 years location independent. We landed one day before the COVID19 lockdowns in Portugal and the EU began, so this country move was certainly different to what we imagined! We have returned to one of our biggest passions - property, where we buy abandoned places and renovate them ourselves.
As of 2023 we've reached 50 countries, and so this blog is a mix of our travel writing and photography, across many of these, with no particular theme although of course, some posts on tea and more and more posts about Portugal, our new home.
If you're a tea lover, visit our online tea shop MatchaAlternatives.com - offering climate positive looseleaf teas, ethically sourced, that we've discovered in our travels. Scroll a little more for an intro to our tea shop.
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