Travel update : The numbers I appreciate a lot of my posts have been pretty wordy so for my final update I’ll focus on the numbers to mix it up cause that’s just the kind of crazy fecker I am 🙂 Total nights : 13 Towns & cities visited : 7 Days in which initial 13 […]
Travel update! Caution, may contain traces of plague. I was hoping 2 weeks in the relative warmth would sort out the cough that’s been bugging me for a while. Instead it seems to have joined forces with a European variant to create the ‘Portugese man-‘o-flu’ which is doing its best to kill me using a […]
Travel update: A near miss / crackheadageddon. I got to Porto yesterday evening as planned, it was difficult not to notice that there was a collection of homeless getting charity meals given to them at the top of the street I’m staying on (although I was glad to see them getting meals) My ‘hotel’ (I […]
It’s fair to say the parents didn’t apporve..
In Alcobaça are the remains of King Pedro I and (above) his mistress, and later wife, Inês de Castro. Pedro met and fell madly in love with Inês when she was his wife’s lady in waiting, and after his wife’s death the two had 4 children. However Inês was Spanish and Pedro’s father, King Afonso […]
Always with the hills!!
Travel update 🙂 Sitting with a coffee in the shadow of the stunning Convento de Christo; headquarters of the Knights Templar from the 12th to the 16th century (for reference, the black line is a shadow from the cafe canopy, the sky isn’t falling or anything) The ball-ache about visiting so many castles recently is that if […]
Travel update 🙂 It’s fair to say I’ve fallen in love with Lisbon! The beauty of this city is matched only by the warmth of its people! The initial 3 days quickly became 5 due in large part to a) a wonderful group of friends I met on my first day here (I won’t embarrass you with […]
The Hill of Doom!
Travel update! Apologies for the delay, I know you’ve all been waiting with baited breath since the breakfast photos but it’s been an action packed few days 🙂 On arrival, after a brief falling out with the Lisbon metro system (I thought the tram I wanted should be running, evidently they didn’t but I’m destined never to […]