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

Sights of Portugal: Pena Palace in Sintra

In an attempt to try to stay sane one must take advantage of the few (but yet existent) possibilities. As any returns to normal travelling might be difficult to foresee, as the future remains cloudy, I must try to preserve any remains of mental health. Many have heard of Sintra. The first time I visited … Continue reading Sights of Portugal: Pena Palace in 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

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

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