Natural pools of Porto Moniz (Madeira)

Natural pools of Porto Moniz (Madeira)

After a fabulous and windy sunrise at the highest point in Madeira, Pico Ruivo, we continued on to Porto Moniz, in the northwest of the island, to spend the day in its famous natural pools. There are two areas of pools: the old ones, with free access, with a more...
Sunrise at Pico Ruivo (Madeira)

Sunrise at Pico Ruivo (Madeira)

I was absent here for two months and one of the reasons is obviously the lack of travels! With all this coronavirus situation, my situation at TAP is suspended and the usual weekly trips have stopped happening. In the last few days I was urging to start creating...
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...
Festa dos Tabuleiros, Tomar

Festa dos Tabuleiros, Tomar

This year there was the Festa dos Tabuleiros, in Tomar, celebrated every four years and one of the most typical and oldest festivals in Portugal, which dates back historically to the reign of D. Dínis in the framework of the cult of Espirito Santo, but is believed to...
A Hot Air Ballon in Ribatejo

A Hot Air Ballon in Ribatejo

My friend Mariana challenged me to a balloon ride in Ribatejo, an experience that had been offered to her but because of less happy circumstances (for her, not for me :P) she asked me to accompany her! I said yes immediately, imagining dozens of balloons, as...
Madeira – 5 days, 5 hikes

Madeira – 5 days, 5 hikes

I had three weeks of holidays (all from last year, since I started working for TAP) and little money in my pocket. So I decided to go to Madeira for five days – TAP offers us domestic flights, so everyone can go home, and I stayed with my great friend Soraia. I have...
Caldeira Velha, São Miguel

Caldeira Velha, São Miguel

Azores in January. In the Azores it does not really matter the air temperature, because the natural volcanic pools are all warm. In fact, you it’s even better when it’s cold outside, like taking a bath where the water never cools down. We thought going to Furnas, to...
Gaia and its Port wine cellars

Gaia and its Port wine cellars

When I visit Porto it is rare to cross to Gaia, although it is from this bank of the river that we have the most impressive view of the city. With the visit of my husband’s family to Portugal we had to visit this incredible city and while looking for an Airbnb, Gaia...
Gardens of Funchal

Gardens of Funchal

Last year I went to Madeira to visit my friend Soraia and, not knowing that I was going to enter TAP this year, I did almost everything there is to do on the island. Little did I know that this would be the layover that I have the most, regretting to have seen so much...
Terceira, Azores

Terceira, Azores

When you are Portuguese you should visit Azores at least once in your life – when you are not Portuguese you should either. The problem is that then you fall in love with this wonderful archipelago and have to return! The advantage is that we have 9 islands to explore...