A peek into the old town of Leiria, my hometown

With Portugal being in lockdown since the end of January, and with me working from home, there hasn't been a lot of opportunity to go out, unless for the strictly necessary - grocery shopping, doctor appointments, you know the drill - not things I necessarily enjoy doing. Of course, the rule is also to stay … Continue reading A peek into the old town of Leiria, my hometown

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 Madeira: the first day in the pearl of the Atlantic

Up there, above the clouds, it was sunny. But after passing through the clouds, drops of water were decorating the tiny airplane windows. Crap, I thought. Can't believe it's rainy. Switched my mobile data on. Oh, it seems like it's going to be raining 70% of the time we're spending on this island. Oh, great. … Continue reading Sights of Madeira: the first day in the pearl of the Atlantic