Alicante & its charms – travel journal #12

A few weeks ago I went to Alicante for a long weekend. It was my first time in the Valencian region and I could easily notice lots of differences between this region and Andalusia. There are plenty of distinct characteristics between both regions and of course the language is one of them. Even though I can speak and understand… Continue reading Alicante & its charms – travel journal #12

Serra da Estrela, a dreamy weekend of sun & snow in Portugal – travel journal #11

It was the middle of the winter season and we needed a getaway to relax for a weekend. We wanted to stay in Portugal so Serra da Estrela seemed like the perfect place for our short trip. We wanted to do it calmly to enjoy every little thing. I once heard that there is a stronger… Continue reading Serra da Estrela, a dreamy weekend of sun & snow in Portugal – travel journal #11

A rainy day in Sevilla bonita (followed by a sunny afternoon) – travel journal #10

Going to Spain is always a good idea to me. So it doesn't really matter the time of the year that I am going there, even if it is on a rainy season. There, the weather isn't an issue to me at all. Especially in Andalucía, which is a region I have a fondness for since… Continue reading A rainy day in Sevilla bonita (followed by a sunny afternoon) – travel journal #10

Lago di Como – Varenna & Bellagio – travel journal #9

When you go to Lombardia it is almost mandatory to visit Lago di Como (Lake Como), one of the most beautiful and known lakes in Europe. The lake is shaped like inverted Y. Along the lakeshore there are quite a few different small villages and all of them are stunning. So, the next day after… Continue reading Lago di Como – Varenna & Bellagio – travel journal #9

Bergamo, a Northern Italy pearl – travel journal #8

This was my first time in northern Italy. Bergamo is small city located northeast of Milan in the Lombardia region. Bergamo is divided in two parts: Città Bassa, and Città Alta. Città Bassa (downtown or town below) is the modern part of the city, which lays in a plain and where all the new facilities (e.g.… Continue reading Bergamo, a Northern Italy pearl – travel journal #8

Portugal, Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast trip – Part II – travel journal #7

Zambujeira do Mar After leaving the zone of Vila Nova de Milfontes, our first day began by visiting the village of Zambujeira do Mar in the morning. We went straight to an amazing spot that allowed us to have a wide view over the beach. It was breathtaking: the crystal-clear water and all those tones… Continue reading Portugal, Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast trip – Part II – travel journal #7