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Stormy Estoril

Stormy Estoril
While Europe is bracing for the last of the winter, down South, the Atlantic Ocean shows off its might on the Portuguese coast with day in, day out weeks-lasting storms. Amazing skies and roaring, huge waves ensued.

Beaches of Portugal (II) – Azenhas do Mar

Beaches of Portugal (II) – Azenhas do Mar
Many times I am asked if I like Lisbon. Thing is, I did not move here for the city (sorry, Lisbon!), rather for what Lisbon is in close proximity to. And Lisbon is close to a lot of nice places! So whenever I have a chance I get away from it, either North or South. Yup, those beaches, those cliffs! So besides Praia da Ursa, another spot to check out at least once is Azenhas do Mar, a village just west of Sintra. Cozy, quiet and ... [read more]

Beaches of Portugal (I): Praia da Ursa

Beaches of Portugal (I): Praia da Ursa
I love all of you. All your shades. Every ray of light. You make me good and hopeful. I know you from before I remember. I cannot say how we found us. You keep me coming. You keep us. We come. We notice and respect all of you. All your flowers, all your grains and waves. All your sunsets. You are true and you let me rest. I lay my steps down towards your peace. I want to see what you see. Your name though does not suit you. Few ... [read more]

Roundtripping: Bodrum, Mazı, Gümüşlük and Torba. And then Mazı again.

Roundtripping: Bodrum, Mazı, Gümüşlük and Torba. And then Mazı again.
This is what we do: wander around. No guide books and no guided tour. We don’t want to cheat ourselves out of the possibilities of an adventure, with its ups and downs. And usually, the less we know about the tourist attractions and hotspots beforehand, the better. It’s sure nice to discover, first hand experience. So as we wanted to escape the Istanbul frenzy for a while, flying to Bodrum thinking of giving us 4 days of ... [read more]

São Miguel, Azores. Stranded on an island for 7 days was good.

São Miguel, Azores. Stranded on an island for 7 days was good.
Me and Fritzi got stranded on an island for 7 days. It was by choice and the island was good to us, with all its dormant volcanoes, breath-taking coasts, whales, dolphins, natural hot pools, some weird traditions, evergreen forests and sunsets of a lifetime. It wasn’t long since we moved to Portugal that me and Fritzi got our feet itching for traveling and exploring around. And one of our first big trips was in the Azores. We ... [read more]