Blog Category: On the move

On and off the beaten track in Lisbon

On and off the beaten track in Lisbon
Always a good season for visiting Lisbon. And if it is spring, even more – you won’t be bothered by crowds of tourists as in summer – a nuisance especially on the narrow streets, and it doesn’t rain that much. So grab your good walking shoes and get exploring! Alfama? Check! Bairro Alto? Check! Sweet ream ride? Also. Pastéis de nata? Mnom-mnom! Jardim da Estrela? Welcome to the chic-est park in Lisbon and relax! You already climbed up and >

The beginning of our Portugal story: Porto, Aveiro, Coimbra

The beginning of our Portugal story: Porto, Aveiro, Coimbra
This post is about reminders: of us two, being freshly in love, while falling in love with Portugal; reminders of old and of new. We were excited to go on our first short trip together – as couples do! :) Who knew that three years later we would find us again in Portugal, and all these lovely façades of this place, which we came to adore, would turn to be part of our daily life? Intrigued by the first-time tourist gaze about how colorful, >

Through dreamy hills. Polovragi – Ramnicu Valcea – Pitesti: 150 km (total: 4.270 km)

Through dreamy hills. Polovragi – Ramnicu Valcea – Pitesti: 150 km (total: 4.270 km)
Chapter 30 on this walk so far continues The World Photo Tour story where I left off. And that is the hilly area bordering the mountains to the South. All along the way from Polovragi to Râmnicu Vâlcea and then Pitești, I had so many ‘one final glimpse at the mountains’, so many ‘one more goodbye’, for a while, that was. The day Cezar left after his three days walk adventure, I found myself alone with my road again. The goal was to reach >

In the mountains: Retezat & Parang – 205 km (total: 4.120 km)

In the mountains: Retezat & Parang – 205 km (total: 4.120 km)
The World Photo Tour goes on, conquering the mountains. [Probably] the best walk on the road so far: Retezat and Parâng mountains, both wild and welcoming. First bit found me climbing from Râu de Mori to Râușor and then all the way up to Retezat Summit. Just a bit over 9 hours of painful climb through dense forest and then close to vertical steeps. This time with 27 kilos in the backpack as I prepared for four days of wilderness. The views >

And I say Romania is my country: Plains to mountains – 305 km (total: 3.911 km)

And I say Romania is my country: Plains to mountains – 305 km (total: 3.911 km)
The latest from The World Photo Tour is here with Romanian stuff, covering the walk from crossing into Romania from Hungary, then to Cenad, Arad, Timișoara, Caransebeș, Oțelu Roșu and Râu de Mori. Either look it up on the map or just imagine it’s from plains to mountains. Or just look at the pictures. ;) So, back in the country I was born in, having fiddled my way to a new beginning in the UK. Back here after just short of two years. Bună >

Fun along the way. Budapest, Kecskemét, Szeged, border: 200 km (total: 3.606 km)

Fun along the way. Budapest, Kecskemét, Szeged, border: 200 km (total: 3.606 km)
The World Photo Tour ready to check another country off the list. This time, Hungary. And leaving Budapest in three, two, one… but not before a short walk around. Terror Museum, a powerful reminder of the communism times in Hungary, and Hero’s Square included. Now it’s time to walk! General direction: south. Reaching Kecskemét in two days. Two long days, that is. Tired of the Pannonian boring plains and the scorched crops all around and all >