Category Archives: Europe

Unusual Point of View

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I'm not one who seeks unusual points of view while traveling, but once in a while, I get inspired by the place I'm visiting. I took this picture from the tower of a medieval castle in the municipality of Castelo … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Italian Eats

No food, no fun!  Food is part of the joys of traveling. I enjoyed a lot on my trip to Italy last February. I have posted about each previously. As one of my responses to the photo challenge, collage, I’m … Continue reading

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My Top 5 European Cities, a collage

Travel and Leisure posted a video on Facebook showing their Top 5 European Cities: 5- Budapest, Hungary 4- San Sebastian, Spain 3- Barcelona, Spain 2- Rome, Italy 1- Florence, Italy. Budapest is on my bucket list, and now San Sebastian is … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Rome

In response to The Daily Post’s photo challenge, collage.

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Snapshots: Venice Bridges

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Reposting for this week’s photo challenge, bridge. There are many bridges in Venice, but I only managed to take pictures of five of them. There were so many things to see and do that I neglected to pay more attention … Continue reading

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Thursday Door: San Francisco Church, Porto ­čçÁ­čç╣

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Igreja de S├úo Francisco is Porto’s gothic-style church. The inside is best known for its baroque decorations.The church is one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Portugal.

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Tasty Tuesday: Grilled Sardines

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Summertime is grilled sardines season in Portugal. June 13, Saint Anthony’s Day is celebrated by snacking on grilled sardines. On our visit to Alfama in the beginning of June, the celebration has commenced. Stalls lined the festive streets and the … Continue reading

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Memento Monday: Rooster of Barcelos Dish Towel

I haven’t heard about the legend of the Rooster of Barcelos before my visit to Portugal. Our tour manager was happy to relate why there were so many rooster souvenirs everywhere in Portugal.The legend goes that an innocent man was … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday: Capela do Convento de Santa Cruz de Bu├žaco, Portugal

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Snapshots: Bu├žaco Palace Hotel, Portugal

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Bu├žaco Palace Hotel is located where an ancient convent used to stand. The monks of the convent created a garden to represent Mount Carmel from where the Carmelite order was founded. They left Bu├žaco after the dissolution of monasteries in … Continue reading

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