Blue Birds Adventures

The Slow Travel Experience

Recharging My Inner Power: Volunteering as a Green Tea Farmer in Japan

Last weekend, as thunder roared across the Zakynthos, an unexpected power cut plunged us into darkness. For hours, we were left without electricity, relying on a humble gas cooker from our trusty camper van to brew our morning coffee. It was during this time that a metaphor unfolded before me, reminding me of a time when my own personal electricity, my inner spark, had run out. My Story of Burnout You see, a few years ago, I found myself...

Unveiling the Liquid Gold: Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Zakynthos

Hello fellow travellers and food enthusiasts! Today, we're diving into the fascinating world of olive oil production on the enchanting island of Zakynthos. As lovers of slow travel and seekers of unique experiences, we couldn't resist exploring the secrets behind the exquisite extra virgin olive oil that this region is renowned for. Can you eat olives straight from the tree? Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is home to over two million olive...

My Geisha Makeover in Kyoto

Stepping into the enchanting world of Kyoto, Japan's cultural heart, I found myself captivated by the allure of geishas. Their elegant grace, elaborate kimonos, and enigmatic beauty seemed like a portal to a bygone era. Eager to immerse myself in this rich tradition, I embarked on a transformative journey—a full geisha makeover. Geishas, or geikos as they are known in Kyoto, are highly skilled performers who captivate with their artistry and...

How to Avoid Being Scammed in Paris: A Guide for Travelers

Paris, the city of light and love, is a must-see destination for travellers worldwide. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and delectable cuisine, the French capital has much to offer. However, like any major tourist hotspot, Paris also has its fair share of scams targeting unsuspecting visitors. Here's a guide to some of the most common scams in Paris to help you prepare for your trip. 1. The 'Gold' Ring Scam In this scam, a stranger...

‘Honey, Honey how you thrill me…’ Collecting Honey in French countryside

Last week, we had the unique opportunity to immerse ourselves in the world of French apiculture - the art of beekeeping and honey collection. What we discovered was not just a testament to the importance of these industrious insects to our ecosystem, but also a journey through sweet, golden delicacies that France has to offer. Honeybees: Nature's Tiny Farmers Firstly, it's impossible to talk about honey without acknowledging the tireless...

Hiking to Ifach Rock in Calpe: A Thrilling Adventure with Instagram-worthy views

Are you looking for an exciting adventure that offers stunning views, physical activity, and a deep connection with nature? Let me tell you about my recent hike to Ifach Rock in Calpe! As digital nomads, my partner and I always seek thrilling experiences that allow us to explore the world and appreciate its wonders. Discovering Majestic Ifach Rock Ifach Rock is no ordinary geological formation. Rising 332 meters above the Mediterranean Sea,...

Digital Nomad: Benefits and Challenges of Living on the Move

Embark on a life-changing journey, breaking free from the mundane. Explore the world, unleash your potential, and answer the call of adventure as a digital nomad – read more to see the possibilities ahead. We have always been fascinated by travelling the world. We dreamt of seeing the farthest corners of the globe, but we never had enough time. Work, home, work, home, holidays, work, home. That was our routine, 9 to 5. When Monday came, we...

The French are so rude! Debunking Stereotypes

During our 17 years living in the UK, we often heard a common complaint about the French, especially those from Paris. Many people believe that even if Parisians can speak English, they choose not to. This has led to a widespread view that the French are rude. This idea is so common that many people visiting France for the first time expect it to be true. The stereotype suggests that not only will the French refuse to speak English, but they...