Travel in 2013: The good, the bad and the weird In 2013 I didn’t manage to head off on any long trips as I was stuck in Sheffield finishing my Masters degree until the end of September, and then immediately started a three-month internship in London. Yet I did get to know Europe that bit … Continue reading
Category Archives: Portugal
Belém – the one place you must visit in Lisbon.
Portugal began an exciting new chapter in history with its New World Discoveries and nowhere captures the country’s seafaring history better than Lisbon’s most historical and monument-packed area, Belém. Belém is a shrine to Portugal’s rich maritime history and is crammed full of important historical buildings, national monuments and symbols of Portuguese grandeur. Rua de … Continue reading
I love Lagos – a backpacker beach town mecca.
No, not that Lagos! I’m talking about Lagos, Portugal, a small, buzzing beach town on the Algarve coast that completely won me over with its pristine beaches, friendly locals and easy going charm. I love Lagos. Filled with backpackers (predominantly Australian – it felt like half of Australia had upped sticks and moved to Portugal … Continue reading
Sintra – Portugal’s answer to Disneyland
Sintra has that fairytale quality I associate with Disneyland. But unlike its more glossy counterpart, every turret, castle and park is old, authentic and beguiling. Portugal has the real life version of the thing. Sintra is the kind of place that Walt Disney wishes he could have made up. People love Sintra, and it’s not … Continue reading