Postcards from Belgium – My first solo trip

Let's have a walk down the memory lane 🙂 Brussels, 2016 With no content to write about while we're all stuck at home and travel is either prohibited or, at least, not advisable at all (even domestic travelling), I have been looking through the content of the last 5 years. I remember having this epiphany. … Continue reading Postcards from Belgium – My first solo trip

Sights of Madeira: finding the unexpected nordic forest

Sometimes you find the unexpected. I would never dream that in a place where the weather is often considered tropical, so much that all kind of exotic flowers and fruits grow (there are bananas growing everywhere) I would find the kind of forest that, in my head, could only exist in the most northern part … Continue reading Sights of Madeira: finding the unexpected nordic forest

Sights of Portugal: the mysterious Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra

I'd say Quinta da Regaleira it's a place that leaves you with a lot of questions and no answers. Composed of a neo-gothic ornate mansion, and gardens filled with symbolism, it could be just a way for the wealthy to satisfy their eccentric tastes or maybe a bit more than that. I like to think … Continue reading Sights of Portugal: the mysterious Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra

Sights of Portugal: the ethereal Pena’s Natural Park, Sintra

There is a lot more to Sintra than its palaces and castles. One even has the feeling that land has indeed something supernatural to it, but I'd say it's just that Nature is so abundant, so healthy, so green, that you feel you're walking in a magical land, that was indeed gifted with fertility and … Continue reading Sights of Portugal: the ethereal Pena’s Natural Park, Sintra

Sights of Portugal: the Castle of the Moors in Sintra

You may be lost in the beauty of Pena Palace while you explore its grounds, trying to absorb every single detail, romanticising about the times when Kings and Queens stepped on the same grounds and potentially admired the same sights. But while you walk through its verandas and terraces, your eyes will eventually turn and … Continue reading Sights of Portugal: the Castle of the Moors in Sintra