Castles + palaces + forest = Sintra

Letter 100 Sintra was a fairy tale and a place that is now very very high on my list to return to. As I was staying in Lisbon I took only a day trip here with a big group from the hostel and we had the most fantastic day. It was so great to get … Continue reading Castles + palaces + forest = Sintra

13 reasons why … Lisbon was the best.

Letter 99 Sometimes a place becomes special to you, not because of the city itself and the things you see, but because of the people you meet and the experiences you have with them. That's Lisbon for me; it is a very special city. Here are 13 reasons why... 1 Friends I suppose I should … Continue reading 13 reasons why … Lisbon was the best.

Relaxing on the Algarve

Letter 98 After a few quick stops in cities it was time, once again, to slow down and relax for a while. I don't like rushing around and only scraping the surface of a place, and luckily in Portugal I was able to stay in each place for a longer time, which I've enjoyed far … Continue reading Relaxing on the Algarve

First flight booked!

Letter 86 Finally I can visualize a time when I'm not drowning in deadlines and instead drowning in the rush of warm air as I step off the plane. I can finally feel summer creeping up on me, with 4 months of freedom stretching far ahead into September. I've written my 'study' timetable, I've planned … Continue reading First flight booked!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot?

Letter 51 With only 4 days of 2016 remaining I thought I would write a letter about what 2017 will hold for me. It will also give you an idea of what letters to expect throughout the new year. But first, I hope you all had a magical Christmas with friends, family or acquaintances and … Continue reading Should auld acquaintance be forgot?