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

Berlengas, that place humans couldn’t conquer

A few weeks ago I decided to surprise my mum with a visit. I hadn't been home since Christmas, and to be fair I was in need of some rest and vitamin D. Probably I could have gotten more rest - I had still to do some work remotely. But let's face it - having … Continue reading Berlengas, that place humans couldn’t conquer

thoughts of freedom

Lately, I've been dreaming of freedom. Missing gazing the ocean and think about the multiple possibilities the world can offer. Missing being younger, knowing nothing of the world and just dreaming about all the things I could do.  But I've grown to learn I cannot be satisfied. Not for long. Once a goal is achieved … Continue reading thoughts of freedom

The Chapel of Bones and a bit of Évora

There is a lot of cool things to do in Portugal, but I assume most foreigners can only think of this country surrounded by an aura of joy - the beaches, the sunny skies, the overall warm weather especially during summer. Truth to be told, there is a lot more about this little country. Since … Continue reading The Chapel of Bones and a bit of Évora

Mértola and its cats

No, sorry to disappoint. This post is not about cats. Or even about Mértola... however, I can tell you a little about both. Cats are fluffy little felines who secretly conspire to about world domination while they pretend to sleep. Mértola is a small town in Portugal, located right in the border with Spain. It's … Continue reading Mértola and its cats

Yes, it is time to dream about the beach

Am I the only one dreaming with Summer holidays? Being originally from Portugal, I  was lucky enough to grow up by the seaside. In those happy sunny days, Summer only meant a single thing: the beach. This is exactly what I miss the most in London. I am a spoiled Summer child, what can I say? … Continue reading Yes, it is time to dream about the beach

Places that make you realise how small you are – Serra da Estrela, Portugal

One of the things I say the most about London (which I believe it applies to big cities in general) is that it is a demanding lover. You do love it, so fucking badly, but it demands so much of you that tires you up. So, despite loving this, sometimes my body requires a break … Continue reading Places that make you realise how small you are – Serra da Estrela, Portugal

The World’s Most Beautiful Bookshop

It is not everyday that a bookworm like me achieves such a thing as to visit the most beautiful bookshop in the world. And where is this bookshop located? In Porto, a city in the North of Portugal. And being Portuguese myself, I was desperate for years to step into this bookshop, without having the … Continue reading The World’s Most Beautiful Bookshop