About Paulmarina.com

Hi! I’m Paul and this is Paulmarina.com!

Paulmarina is named after myself and my wife Marina Helene. She is also known as just Helene at MasalaHerb.com, a recipe website with a focus on spices, herbs and well seasoned recipes.

Paulmarina also just means a travel port. So, as you can see, the website has many travel related meanings. 🙂

We travel together around the world. I’m originally from Goa, India, and Marina is from Tyrol, Austria.

We have been sharing our travel guides at MasalaHerb.com from its inception onwards in 2011. But we soon realized that all our travel knowledge would require a home of its own, and this is how Paulmarina.com came to be in late October 2021.

Almost all our travel posts have been shifted to Paulmarina.com and if you have been following us for a while, you will recognize the MasalaHerb.com name on some of our photos.


Currently, our travels take us across Europe and Asia.

Here you can…

  • …collect “travel for two” destination ideas. This is for couples or if you are traveling with a friend or family member.
  • discover travel gems, you didn’t know existed. With actual non-touristy, off the beaten path nooks.
  • …get inspired for your next road trip. We drive across Europe with our great mileage VW Polo and unravel the best corners of India with my Honda CB350 bike.
  • …find inspiration, to fill up those dull days. We get it, traveling comes with a budget, and we definitely don’t want to get disappointed by fake trendy places. Therefore, I have created the Katulo channel on YouTube, where you can join me on our walking tour travels in real time.

Our most recent guides focus on the following countries in Europe:

The spotlight is always a particular region with all the places and things that you need to help you plan your trip better

Feel free to reach out at hello @ paulmarina.com if you have a question or if you just want to say hi. 🙂

Paul D Souza
Paul, Montechiaro Lichtenberg Castle Ruins 2021 South Tyrol Italy