[A few pics from our weekend in Porto in September.]
Praia do Amado is one of the two beaches of the little village of Carrapateira on Portugals westcoast. We spent a beautiful and sunny day there when suddenly fog came all over the beach and made the most beautiful scenery and photo opportunity.
This year we spent the first 6 days of our annual Portugal trip in the beautiful town of Lagos in the western Algarve. As in the past years we stayed at Dona Ana Garden, a 2 minute walk to the famous Dona Ana beach and also only a short walk from the old town. They offer double … More Recap. 14 days in Portugal – September 2015
Travel plans: Cape Town in November I just came back from my annual trip to Portugal and I’m already planning the next trip: I’ll be going to Cape Town in November and I’m super excited. It’s my first time visiting Africa. I’m already collecting ideas on my pinterest board. If you have any suggestions – … More Travel plans & around the web – September 2015
Upcoming trip: Lisbon I sooo wanna have a coffee in this cafe Can’t wait to see & enjoy the view from the new terraces in Carmo Vhils created a portrait of fado singer Amalia Rodrigues in the Alfama made of traditional portuguese cobblestone – a must see for me! The rooftop bar we didn’t get to … More Travel plans & around the web – August 2015
Ponta da Piedade is a cape and lighthouse in the west of Lagos, a short walk along the street Estrada da Ponta da Piedade from the famous beaches Praia do Camilo and Praia Don Ana. While the lighthouse may not be something to write home about, the rock formations nature has created over thousands of years definitely are. … More Portugal. Lagos. Ponta da Piedade and a walk along the cliffs.
Cemitério dos Prazeres is the largest cementery in Lisbon, built in 1833 after a cholera outbreak. It’s located on the west side of Lisbon right at the final stop “Prazeres” of tram No. 28. Famous Poet Fernando Pessoa was buried there as well as Fado singer Amalia Rodrigues, before their mortal remains were transferred to the Mosteiro dos … More Lisbon. Estrela. Cemitério dos Prazeres.
The LX Factory has quickly become one of my favourite spots in Lisbon and I make sure to visit everytime I’m in the city. Last September during our stay in Lisbon we went there on a Sunday, just like i did on my first visit to the LX Factory in May 2012. During that first visit I was kinda … More Lisbon. Sundays at the LX Factory: LX Market.
Porto is home to many places that can be considered the most beautiful of their kind: the train station Sao Bento, the bookshop Lello & Irmao, the bridge Ponte Luis I and last but not least: Cafe Majestic. The café opened in 1921 under the name “Elite” on Portos shopping street Rua de Santa Caterina. After a renovation … More Porto. Café Majestic.
Ribeira das Naus is the newly redesigned area between Praca Do Comercio and Cais do Sodre right at the Tagus riverbank. It includes a bike path, lawns for sunbathing, wide steps that lead down to the river and a Quiosque with an esplanade. We went there on our first day in Lisbon to check it out and were more … More Lisbon. An evening at Ribeira das Naus.