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...
Eléctrico Parade – European Mobility Week

Eléctrico Parade – European Mobility Week

Between 16 and 22 September the European Mobility Week was celebrated and to remember it Carris Museum did an initiative called “Tram Parade – Ride with History”, where we could go aboard one of the old trams that they keep in the museum like the 444, king D. Carlos’...
Ursa beach, Portugal

Ursa beach, Portugal

Lisbon, 40 degrees. After months of a supposedly summer without actual summer temperatures, St. Peter decided to overcompensate … several days where the only possible way to survive would be either in front of a fan or inside water. The weekend came and this meant...
Monserrate Palace

Monserrate Palace

Sintra is one of the places where I go when I have visitors, since it is easy to get to Lisbon from my house, but not as simple to go to Sintra, and if I only have one day or two to be with them, that’s where I usually drive them. We usually take the traditional walk...