January Rome In January I spent a weekend in Rome. It was my first visit to the eternal city and definitely not my last! I loved how walkable the city center was and at every corner there was something to see: churches, fountains, monuments, markets, and so much more! My highlight: The MAXXI Museum for… Read More My travels in 2016.
Bairro Alto has always been my favorite neighborhood in Lisbon and I love to stay there whenever I’m in town. During the past visits I stayed at: Casa de Hospedes Dias & Dominguez on Rua da Atalaia Pensao Globe on Rua do Teixeira Pensao Londres on Rua Dom Pedro IV The Independente Hostel & Suites on Rua… Read More Lisbon. My favourite neighborhood: Bairro Alto
We spent the last week of August in my favourite town: Lagos – on the western Algarve in Portugal. We didn’t get to go to all of Lagos’ seven beaches but we visited our favourite ones: Praia Dona Ana: Praia do Pinhao: Porto de Mos: Praia do Camilo: And we took a… Read More Portugal. The beautiful beaches of Lagos.
I have been to Lisbon numerous times but there is still so much I haven’t seen or done. With the city rapidly changing and new bars, shops and sights (re)opening all the time, my Lisbon bucket list grows longer by the week. Every time I’m in Lisbon I try to cross some things off that list… Read More Lisbon. 10 new spots to try.
Largo do Intendente is a beautiful square in the city center, a short walk from Martim Moniz along Avenida Almirante Reis. The square was a bit run down and was used as a parking lot but got recently remodeled and now shines in all its glory again. The square is surrounded by houses with the… Read More Lisbon. Exploring Largo do Intendente.
1. Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara in Bairro Alto – my favourite viewpoint in Lisbon // 2. Praca do Comercio // 3. Such a wonderful quote! On a window at LX Factory // 4. Doca de Santo Amaro and public art by Joana Vasconcelos: a pool in the shape of Portugal // 5. sunset watching… Read More Lisbon. A photo post.
Within the last years we always stayed at Dona Ana Garden when we are in Lagos. It’s a small complex just a 3 minute walk from the famous Dona Ana beach and a 10 minute walk from the town center. Other beaches like Praia do Camilo and Praia do Pinhao are also just a short… Read More Lagos. Staying at Dona Ana Garden.
At the end of the month we will fly to Faro for our annual Portugal trip. As soon as spring starts here I get major cravings for Portugal: the beaches, the food, the smell of the sea and grilled fish, the steep cobbled-stoned streets and cute houses, the views and the Atlantic Ocean. Our first… Read More Plans for Lisbon. September 2016.
In about one month we’ll head to Portugal – it’s my favorite time of the year! Unfortunately we probably won’t make it to Carrapateira this time, but last year we stayed in Carrapateira for three nights. I keep coming back to Carrapateira since 17 years. And in all those years not much has changed: there… Read More Portugal. Carrapateira – my favorite village on the west coast.
[A few pics from our weekend in Porto in September.]