28 Apr, 2017 in Lisbon

Lisbon is gorgeous. I last visited around February, and although it was mostly cloudy it was for the most part pleasant and without rain. And so every time that I would head up the hills to see the city from above the city would emerge in full glory with heavy clouds in the background with just […]

25 Jan, 2017 in Lisbon

Lisbon was a very pleasant surprise with an amazing diversity of attractions all over the city and fairly comfy warm weather during my visit in February. On the one day that was gloomy and rainy, I explored a bit of the western side of Lisbon and tried some indoor attractions to see some terrific contemporary […]

2 Dec, 2016 in Sintra
Castelo dos Mouros Sintra Portugal (13)

The Portuguese Sintra, is a wonderful getaway from Lisbon with world class attractions. Of all the Sintra attractions I visited, the nicest was the Castelo dos Mouros, or Castle of the Moors, a medieval castle built by the Moors in the 8th century over an imposing hilltop. A UNESCO heritage site, this fort has it all, incredible […]

29 Sep, 2016 in Lisbon

If you’re visiting Lisbon it’s very likely that at some point you’ll hit the Praca do Comercio, the historical commercial center of Lisbon. Lots of things to see and do in the area, and the plaza is spectacular, but to really be able to experience it you should head up the Rua Augusta Arch and look […]

27 Sep, 2016 in Sintra
Quinta da Regaleira Sintra Portugal (3)

Sintra is a gorgeous getaway trip from Lisbon in Portugal. It combines many lovely attractions to keep every type of tourist happy, old forts, scenic views, nature hikes, funky estates, castles, and an old Portugese town with cafes and shopping. The last attraction I visited in Sintra before heading back to Lisbon was the Quinta da […]

23 Aug, 2016 in Sintra
Visions of Sintra Portugal (2)

Probably the first attraction you’ll run into when heading into beautiful Sintra in Portugal is the Palace of Sintra. It is a 10th century UNESCO world heritage palace and one of the best preserved royal houses in Portugal highlighting some of the best in local architecture and decorations. It has a vibrant history and therefore combines many different […]

7 Aug, 2016 in Lisbon
Praca do Comercio Lisbon (3)

At the heart of Lisbon, near the Tagus river is the Praça do Comércio, the former commerce center of Lisbon. With the imposing statue of Dom José I, Verissimo da Costa’s grand Arco da Rua Augusta, and the vast empty space surrounded by gorgeous architecture, the square makes quite an impression. It has a glorious past, and […]

30 Jul, 2016 in Sintra
Park National Palace of Pena Sintra Portugal (3)

One of the highlights of beautiful Sintra, a quick daytrip from Lisbon in Portugal, is the Park and National Palace of Pena. It’s a 19th century UNESCO heritage Romanticist castle on top of a mountain overlooking the town of Sintra from above. I visited quite a few castles around my world over the years, but this Disney like […]

12 Jul, 2016 in Lisbon
Castelo de Saint Jorge Lisbon Portugal (23)

Upon my arrival to Lisbon coming out of the subway I quickly identified the potential in the mountain high fort overlooking the Lisbon old city central area. The following morning, I looked it up, and made my way up to see the Castelo de Sao Jorge (São Jorge Castle), a Moorish castle dating back over 2000 years […]

2 Jun, 2016 in Lisbon
University of Lisbon campus (2)

In my last visit to Lisbon I had a meeting at the Catolica Lisbon School of Business & Economics and so decided to make half a day out of it to explore the nearby area and the University of Lisbon campus. It was a gloomy day that didn’t allow for a full appreciation of campus and it […]

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