Tag Archives: Portugal

Photo of the Week: Bridge over the water

This week’s photo comes from our visit to Coimbra last year, which did not last too long as it was already becoming dark by the time we arrived. However I did manage this great shot of the city with the … Continue reading

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Ze Romans vere here – Conimbriga, Portugal

Before going on holiday Raquel and I had spoken about perhaps travelling around Portugal and seeing some other places which I hadn’t visited on other trips. That was the plan. I used the past tense because in fact we did … Continue reading

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How 2012 changed our lives!

When Raquel and I started dating and things became more serious, we said that 2012 would be a pivotal year for us; a year in which a few decisions about our life would be made.

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Around the Island in one day – Another day in the life of a Madeira tourist

A popular tourist activity in Madeira is doing the “Volta a Ilha” otherwise known as circumnavigating  the island by car. This is another thing that I’ve wanted to do for ages, but never managed to do on trips with my … Continue reading

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Cable Cars, Toboggans, Steep Climbs and a Splash of Nature – A day in the life of a Madeira tourist

We returned from Porto Santo all rested out and ready for some sightseeing on  Madeira itself, though we only had two days to see the island as we would be leaving on Sunday (after arriving from Porto Santo on Thursday … Continue reading

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Staying up until the stars fall from the sky in Porto Santo

I don’t get too many opportunities to take photos of the night sky and stars, mostly because I’m always in the city and there is way too much light pollution. Which is why one night in Porto Santo I decided … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: California dreaming on such a winter’s day!

I’m back in Guinea after a great holiday with Raquel and her siblings in Madeira and as always after a good holiday, my mind does not want to work at all. I dwell on the lazy days at the beach … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Chilling in the Atlantic!

Bliss… Holiday bliss… That’s all I have to say! Here’s a sneak peak of what is to come!

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You shall return from whence you came – Cristiano Ronaldo’s island awaits us with open arms!

Eighteen days is what stands between me and my next holiday with Raquel! Considering I have one vacation before my before wedding, choosing a location for it was tough. Last year I had three vacations before going to London and waiting … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: A bench with a view…

In the last year I’ve been to Portugal and Lisbon six times. That’s more than I had ever been along my whole life. Now, don’t get me wrong when I say that it isn’t my favourite city, as this doesn’t … Continue reading

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Meet the Delusion twins: Beira and Porto

The internet and google brought an age where whatever information you needed, you could find. This is especially useful when travelling and moving around for expats. Every time I move to different city, I immediately wiki the city, to find … Continue reading

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You know you are confused when… You have to write a post about your identity!

“My friend, where you from?” “I’m from South Africa.” “Wallah?! But my friend, you no black! Your baba, mama from South Africa?” “No, my baba and mama from Portugalia” “My friend, then you no South Africa. You Portugalia!” This was … Continue reading

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Às Armas!! Às Armas!! (Nossa! Que hino violento!)

** “Às Armas” is the crescendo of the Portuguese National Anthem, and is practically calling the Portuguese to arms. My Brazilian colleagues found this slightly strange and violent for a national anthem, so much so that while me and my … Continue reading

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Oh (South) Africa is Waving (it’s) Flag proudly!

The FIFA World Cup is finally underway in South Africa! While I write this post with some sadness as I’m in Libya and won’t be able to assist this spectacle in the flesh, I can’t contain the pride I’m feeling … Continue reading

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