Exploring the Ways to Santiago

Exploring the Ways to Santiago

Three years ago my mother walked the Portuguese Way of Santiago, from Porto, and since then she has wanted to do one Jacob’s Way again. There are many Ways, the most famous being the French one, partly because almost all the Ways coming from the south of Spain...
Islas Cíes, an unknown paradise in Galicia

Islas Cíes, an unknown paradise in Galicia

I have been “missing” … In the last month I have not posted anything because I finally managed to return from Mexico, after more than three months closed at home without Iberia offering me a solution to return to Portugal. After a long flight to...
Golden Circle, Iceland

Golden Circle, Iceland

In the first week of October 2016, I went to Iceland for a week, as part of an AFS event, the Chapter Exchange, which brought together ten volunteers from each country – Germany, Slovakia, Iceland and Portugal – to discuss Europe’s multiculturalism, namely the...
7 days in Sicily

7 days in Sicily

When I was in Florence in Erasmus most of my friends were actually from Sicily. So Maria, my flatmate, and I, decided we should fly there during our Easter Holidays and visit the island. We stayed two days in Palermo, took a bus to Taormina where we stayed one and a...
Barcelona – from Gaudi to Mies van der Rohe

Barcelona – from Gaudi to Mies van der Rohe

The first time I went to Barcelona was in 2011, in my first year of architecture. At the time, I visited Gaudí’s best-known works: The Sagrada Familia, in eternal construction, the wonderful Park Güell (which meanwhile has an entrance fee if you go there between...
Birthday at Disneyland Paris

Birthday at Disneyland Paris

For Jorge’s 30th birthday we wanted to do something special! He had already told me that he wanted to go to Disney so we thought it would be the perfect plan! I did an extensive research both to spend one or several days in the parks, including or not a Disney hotel,...
Izmailovo Market, Moscow Metro and Red Square

Izmailovo Market, Moscow Metro and Red Square

Finally, after a year and seven months of TAP, I had a layover in Moscow – and what a layover, two and a half days in the Russian capital! The first afternoon I decided to go to Izmailovo Market, a place on the outskirts of the city where many colleagues often...
Fanal, Madeira – from foggy to golden hour

Fanal, Madeira – from foggy to golden hour

I have been to Madeira many times, but the three great trips I made and that I love the most are March 2017, when I was going to take Jorge for the first time to visit this wonderful island but then he could not come for work reasons. last February that resulted in...
Milan – on top of the Duomo

Milan – on top of the Duomo

After six years I returned to the city of Milan. I would rather have visited the lakes of Lombardia but the logistics of transportation were almost impossible so I returned to the city with a colleague who had never visited Italy. One of the things I wanted to do...
Tallinn, a medieval city

Tallinn, a medieval city

This month was the month of flying to one country and then visiting another. First I flew to Copenhagen and went to Sweden to visit Lund and Malmö, now I flew to Helsinki for a two day layover to catch a ferry to Estonia and visit its beautiful capital Tallinn. I...