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Photographs of London

In May 2014, precisely three years ago, we traveled abroad for the first time as a couple. We had made plans to Paris, France, but in the end we purchased flight tickets to London, United Kingdom. We spent three incredible days in London and we managed to visit many of theRead More …


Waking Up in Azuga

Bucharest had been the first part of our trip to Romania. Bran was in our plans for the next two days. What we didn’t plan at all was spending a night in Azuga, a popular destination for winter sports fans, in the mountains of Prahova. We arrived to Azuga at midnight. Once again,Read More …


Bucharest – Little Paris of the East

“Hello Budapest! I mean Bucharest…!” There is a legend that tells Michael Jackson shouted out loud to the crowd these same words quoted above, from the balcony of the Palatul Parlamentului (Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest), the world’s second largest administrative building. Even though I had never heard about this story, IRead More …


Inside the Vatican Walls

Being the smallest sovereign state in the world, the Vatican City State, slightly larger than Disneyland, is located in the city of Rome and attracts every year over 5 million people. Besides being an holy place for believers, it is also a culturally rich place for all the non-believers. ItRead More …


Bioparco di Roma in Villa Borghese

The Bioparco di Roma, originally Giardino Zoologico di Roma, was conceived in 1908 and later inaugurated in the year of 1911, and it is located in the gardens of Villa Borghese. However, it hasn’t been called a Bioparco since the beginning. It was in the year of 1994 that theRead More …


When In Rome

When in Rome… do as the Romans do. That’s the first expression that comes to my mind when I think about the magnificent capital city of Italy, located halfway between the south and the north of the country. Being one of the largest cities in Europe, it doesn’t disappoint anyRead More …


An Expat Going Home for Vacation

Four months ago I became a Portuguese expat living in Eastern Europe. Last week, I got on a plane back to my hometown, Lisbon, just to say “Hello” to the city I had abandoned, and to visit my beloved family and friends. I had 6 days to get back with everybodyRead More …


Calico Ghost Town

We were crossing the Mojave Desert in California on our way back from Las Vegas, Nevada when we saw a sign with the words “Calico Ghost Town”. It aroused our curiosity and we couldn’t ignore it, we turned right and we drove towards the mountains where we could see on topRead More …


Brussels Card – The Easiest Way to Explore Brussels

If you’re thinking of traveling to Belgium and spend a nice time in Brussels, I suggest you the Brussels Card! I found out about this brilliant card when I was doing my homework on what to see, museums to visit and transportation in the belgian capital city. It looked likeRead More …


Traveling Abroad for the First Time

The year was 2012, I was still a minor and I wasn’t far from high school graduation. My mother got a call from my school saying I had won a monetary school award for my results. For a 17-year-old boy, the amount I had received, which was higher than aRead More …


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