Sights of Portugal: exploring the National Park of Gerês

There is something that's a lot bigger than any of our lives, or any pandemic - Nature. It doesn't matter how many of us are born and die, how we live, how we thing, what makes us laugh or cry. It doesn't matter the wars we create, the peace treaties we eventually sign. The borders … Continue reading Sights of Portugal: exploring the National Park of Gerês

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: 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

The charms of faded grandeur

I can't even describe how much I was craving for a sunny Saturday or Sunday to finally be able to emerge a little bit in nature, getting my shoes dirty and take my camera close to my chest. After a couple of rough months - awful winter days, illness, kind of dealing with depression - … Continue reading The charms of faded grandeur

A Outlander in the Highlands

  From time to time I find myself struggling to deal with the different callings I feel coming from my mind and heart. One of the things I find hard to deal with is my intense need to live in the middle of chaos, almost as if attracted to it, opposed to my eagerness to … Continue reading A Outlander in the Highlands

The beauty of a place forgotten by the Gods

Two years ago I was in a place that intrigued me. It was in the middle of nowhere and I must confess I found myself bored. It is a place called São Pedro do Sul, in Portugal, and some friends of my parents invited us to spend some days in their home. I was incredibly … Continue reading The beauty of a place forgotten by the Gods