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Playing Princess in Portugal

November 16, 2012

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Sintra is a place that fairy tales are made of. Literally. This small town is full of castles and palaces. It’s easy to picture princesses once summering here. One of the palaces in Sintra used to be a summer home for royalty. Only a short train ride from Lisbon, it takes under an hour to […]

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Living off the L’AND in Portugal

October 22, 2012

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Imagine lounging by the pool on a beautiful, sunny afternoon, glass of wine in hand,  surrounded by vineyards. Sounds pretty much perfect, doesn’t it? I thought so too. After trying to keep up with the late night habits of the locals in Lisbon, L’AND Vineyards Resort was the perfect place to unwind. Peace, tranquility and […]

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Sweet Treats and Other Flavours of Lisbon

October 18, 2012

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Espresso, fresh pastries, wine… These are some of the first things that come to mind when I look back at my time in Portugal. Food and drink are such an important part of life here and I think that’s why I felt so at home in Lisbon. It seemed appropriate to sit and drink a […]

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Falling for Fado

January 2, 2012

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“We have absolutely nothing to worry about. We’re both bigger than them, plus the one guy is wearing tight white jeans and a fanny pack. If anything happens, we can take them!” I whispered to my friend as we followed two young Portuguese men through the dark and winding streets of Lisbon’s Alfama district. Alfama […]

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Eu Amo Portugal – My Top 10 Photos

October 19, 2011

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Portugal is a photographer’s paradise. Whether you’re an amateur or professional, there is something around evey corner that makes you want to snap another picture. Armed with my new Canon Rebel I snapped up a storm. These are a few of my favourites.        

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Living Like a Local in Lisbon

October 10, 2011

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“Do you know where we can find the Obelisk?” We must have asked this question about a dozen times as we frantically searched for our meeting point for our Urban Adventures Tour in Lisbon. We were met with blank stares by all the locals as we posed this question. We arrived with what we thought was […]

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Hundreds of Years of History in Prague’s Old Jewish Cemetery

June 13, 2011

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One of the sites I found most interesting in Prague had to be the Old Jewish Cemetery. So much history, so little space. The oldest tombstone dates back to 1439 and the last person to be buried here was in 1787. There are roughly 12,000 gravestones in the cemetery, but apparently up to 100,000 people were actually […]

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Top 10 Pictures from Prague

June 12, 2011

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Cobblestone streets, stunning architecture and hundreds of years of history make Prague one of my favourite cities in Europe. Days can easily be spent wandering through the narrow streets of the city’s Old Town. At the beginning of June I was lucky enough to spend a few days in this stunning city. We explored as much […]

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