Another island I’ve visited in Greece! This time it was Hydra‘s turn, a special island where there are no motorized vehicles! Or you cycle (I didn’t see any bikes), or you take a donkey…, or you do like myself, and you walk.
This was my first time in Madeira Island, and the main reason why I went there was for a wedding of a friend of mine, though, I also had time for some sightseeing obviously. And of course I would have to visit the island’s capital, Funchal, even if just for a few of hours.
Usually I like to leave my plans open, but in the past I had some not so good experiences. But it is with those experiences that we learn how to avoid the same mistakes to happen again. For this trip, the plan wasn’t for just one country, but for a whole area. A trip of 10 days crossing the Balkans.
Germany was the first country where I lived abroad, it was an unique experience which I mentioned countless times in this blog. And also one experience that changed me as a person, and contributed deeply to my passion for traveling.
I didn’t know much about this country before I moved there, in fact, I haven’t even searched anything about the city. Moving to a city and a country that I knew very few of was a quite unlike adventure for the 24 years old me. Though, that experience was the gateway for other travels, even to get to explore my own country.
Those who lived abroad know well how a city or a country can brand us for ever. With good and not so good memories, it is always a step towards outside of our comfort zone. For me, Germany was that first step, and the first time I lived outside my Portugal, and the first time I had to learn how to be absolutely independent. Over 10 years passed since that adventure, and in those 10 years a lot happened, but Germany… Those memories are here very close to my heart, and to keep them here!
Ohrid isn’t just another city in North Macedonia, Ohrid is also UNESCO World Heritage! If you decide to visit Ohrid, I can assure you won’t bet bored. It is like living and breathing history in a gorgeous city.
After several years living in Ireland, there are a few places where I simply love to “re-visit”. Recently I took a friend to visit the Ring of Kerry and Dingle areas, and this time it was time to show counties Clare and south of Galway to another friend. The Cliffs of Moher are some cliffs that look like a saw in the West coast of Ireland. And also one of the most visit places in Ireland, maybe even only after Dublin. This area was finalist as a candidate to the New 7 Wonders of Nature, however it didn’t make it to the top 7. Even though, it’s a place that was already featured in some movies, like the Harry Potter.
The Emerald Island, also known as Ireland (or maybe it is the other way around?), which is right next to Great Britain. In this island there are two countries, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. It is a gorgeous island with loads breathtaking places, and with a lot of green, or wouldn’t that be that the main reason why it is known as Emerald Island!
In this article I will list 25 places that are well worth a visit in Ireland, the whole island! Excellent for those who are planning a road trip in Ireland and are looking for tips of what to visit!
Australia is a country that are part of many people’s imaginary, and I wasn’t an exception to such admiration for a country so far away from my corner in the world. In fairness, Australia is far away from almost everything, even from Australia itself! Flying from Sydney to Perth, two cities in opposite coats, takes longer than flying from Singapore to Perth! Just so that you have an idea how massive that country is!
And two more greek islands to the list! This time I went to Skiathos and Skopelos, the Mamma Mia movie islands (a movie I haven’t seen yet). It was a well worth long weekend!
There’s a long time since the last time I wrote a travel journal. Recently I read the travel journal I wrote during my inter-rail (in Portuguese), and it made me laugh a bit. Remembering some details that I have forgotten is almost like living the trip again. And to go back to travel journals, I will start by talking about Viñales!
Before I went to Cuba I thought about writing travel journals, but how about being prepared for that? And that’s what I did, during the whole trip I took notes not only about the places I visited, but also of my experiences.
From Viñales to Cienfuegos
When I planned my trip I didn’t even considered to stay in Cienfuegos. As you know, I am a proud hillbilly, therefore adding another city to my list of places to visit in Cuba made no sense to me. However, my destination would be Playa Girón, where I would dive. Though, due the lack of direct transportation from Viñales, the best option would really go via Cienfuegos, or a taxi colectivo (carpool taxi).
Let’s start by answering a question that some of you might be asking right now. Why bothering to specify that this is a Republic in the title? Because Ireland is an island divided by two countries. The Republic of Ireland, to which this article is dedicated to, and Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom.
Another article about what and how I packed for a trip, this time, my trip to Scotland. Even though this might seem like a boring article, it is always a good idea to see how another person prepared for a trip, and what went wrong (or not). I write these review once I am back, because it doesn’t make sense to just list what goes inside my backpack.
After returning home, it is time to do a short analysis of what I did pack for Cuba and how I prepared it for the trip. It is an exercise I’ve been doing for a while, and I always end up learning a few things with the way I pack for a trip.