Category Archives: Europe

My 2017 in Travel

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Wow, only two days before 2018! I realized while browsing through my 2017 photos that hubby and I had been busy visiting places near and far practically every month this year! I love that I got to go to the … Continue reading

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Ascending to the Hilltop Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, Portugal

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Bom Jesus do Monte or Good Jesus of the Mount is a Portuguese sanctuary outside the city of Braga.It is a popular destination for both pilgrims and tourists. There are two ways to get to this sanctuary on top of … Continue reading

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From glowing glass ball to glass horse

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The island of Murano in Italy is very proud of their skillful glassblowers who are rare treasures. The number of experts on the trade have dwindled. Watching a glassblower transform a ball of glass is amazing. I couldn’t help but … Continue reading

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A Peek at Sintra, Portugal

One of the things I like about castles is, they always have a view of the towns and villages around them. The castle in Sintra, Portugal is no different. Its occupants could take a peek at their town anytime.

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Photo Challenge: Scale

Re-sharing a photo for this week’s Photo Challenge, scale. “We are but a tiny speck in the Universe ; Oh, but what a lucky speck to be…” Kehinde Sonola, author

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Inside La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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Dan Brown’s novel Origin was released recently into circulation, and it is set in Spain featuring some of the country’s popular attractions including artist Antoni Gaudi’s most popular work, La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Dan Brown’s character Robert Landon’s visit to … Continue reading

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Pedestrian?

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It’s a challenge looking for pedestrian (adjective) photos in my collection. I take pictures of things that catch my attention. Therefore, I find them all interesting. But perhaps, you’ll find these photos of pedestrians (noun), quite pedestrian. 

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Manueline Windows

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As hubby and I were walking the narrow streets of the beautiful Medieval town of Evora in Portugal a few months ago, I spotted this Manueline window. It is so pretty that I simply had to stop and snap a … Continue reading

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Porto, Portugal

In Porto, visitors can definitely see layers everywhere. This photo was taken at the Ribeira where the layers of water, apartments, port wineries, and sky enchant visitors.

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Tasty Tuesday: Linguiça, a Portuguese Sausage

How can one not be impressed when served Portuguese sausage in a flaming clay grill?  Linguiça is a smoke cured pork sausage spiced with garlic and paprika. This type of sausage is one of Portugal’s popular products. It’s a must to … Continue reading

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