Category Archives: Europe

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. Advertisements

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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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Bernini’s Hidden Spiral Staircase

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“Students of architecture study this staircase.” The tour guide stated proudly. “It has withstood hundreds of years as a service staircase, and continues to serve as one today.” The structure the guide was referring to, is the 17th century spiral staircase … Continue reading

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The Corner of Rua Santa Caterina and Rua Fernandes Tomas, Porto

Portugal is known for its azulejos, a form of painted tin-glazed ceramic tile work. Some churches in Porto boast of white tiles painted in blue adorning their walls. One of them is Capela Das Almas or Chapel of Souls. Standing … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge: Iceland, an Elemental Experience

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Iceland in winter is an elemental experience. On our Golden Circle Tour, I felt the bite of the wind on my face. I saw landscape unique to Iceland.And stood in marvel at the power of water as it sprung into … Continue reading

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Roughin’ It

It’s impressive how wild poppies adapt to a certain environment to thrive. These caught my attention as they gave color to a grainy, rough, and stony path.  Props to wild poppies!

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Tasty Tuesday: Satisfying Caldeirada

Caldeirada is Portuguese fish stew made of various types of fish, and potatoes. I grabbed the opportunity of having some on our visit to Nazaré, Portugal back in May. It was so good!Hubby and I were fully satisfied with our … Continue reading

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Nature Holds the Key

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.” – E. O. Wilson, American Scientist

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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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