Sights of Portugal: Passadiços do Paiva

As the year advances, the less likely it seems I’ll be able to get on a plane to travel for the simple joy of it before the end of 2020. I might as well accept it and get over it. However, I found myself getting excited with the new opportunity of spending this time in … Continue reading Sights of Portugal: Passadiços do Paiva

Plants by the sea

Lately, I have been paying more attention to my surroundings. Going for walks in places already familiar after being away for a long time, has given those places a different mystery. It's like I'm re-reading a book with a different age. Having lived and experienced more. You always find little details you didn't see before. … Continue reading Plants by the sea

Dogs are the happiest creatures right now

I took these pictures only last Sunday, in a park near Hampstead Heath. I had gone for the allowed walk for exercise and was keeping my distance. It now seems it was such a long time ago. After 14 days in isolation in my room in London - where I was stuck doing literally everything, … Continue reading Dogs are the happiest creatures right now

The Birth of Spring – Part 2

It is a cruel consolation to know and see Nature going on as it should go. A consolation because at least something looks normal. While we are in lockdown at home, with our lives on hold, not being able to plan not even short term, piles of anxiety, sadness, loneliness and depression are a contrast … Continue reading The Birth of Spring – Part 2

The Birth of Spring – Part I

I'm more of a Fall person, to be completely honest. But I do confess there is a certain pleasure in seeing the circle of life with my own eyes. One of the things I love about Britain is how pronounced each season is. With Spring, comes the promise of new life, a fresh start. The … Continue reading The Birth of Spring – Part I

My solo trip to Mexico – itinerary, transportation & accommodation

Last year I spent 14 days in Mexico. I wrote about my experiences in each city I visited but I never really explained the itinerary. I decided to take some time to leave some of the most practical details here. Also, hopefully it would be useful for solo female travellers, like myself, who would love … Continue reading My solo trip to Mexico – itinerary, transportation & accommodation

How is Portugal different from Spain – by a native Portuguese

Those months I was living in the Spain, the question I got asked the most after learning I was from Portugal was... ¿Sería mejor si fuéramos uno solo país, no? Which means... Wouldn't it be better off if we were one same country? My answer would be an automatic No. Without a given thought. And … Continue reading How is Portugal different from Spain – by a native Portuguese

Madrid (2013) – 3 essential life lessons I learned in Erasmus

I've realised a couple weeks (thank you Facebook) it was 7 years ago I finished my 6 months of studies in Madrid, part of the Erasmus program I had enrolled to. Madrid was the only place in Europe that wasn't buried in 10 meters of snow during the winter I could actually afford to live … Continue reading Madrid (2013) – 3 essential life lessons I learned in Erasmus