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

Castles up north – Eilean Castle

The most beautiful thing about castles isn't normally its architecture, the interiors or its details. Castles are usually built in strategic points and their primary goal was typical defense. So what is that makes it so exciting to visit castles, that goes beyond historical significance? There must be a lot of different opinions out there … Continue reading Castles up north – Eilean Castle

Castles up north – the Urquhart

Last August I went once again up to Scotland and "raided" a few castles. One can't really get enough of looking at once was place of royals and yet feel slightly disgusted when pondering on how others could have so much. However, I imagine the contrast in these places couldn't be too pronounced. Castles (or … Continue reading Castles up north – the Urquhart