One week in Portugal – Best of Lisbon, Coimbra, Aveiro & Porto

Blue cat - One week in Portugal

Portugal has become a cool and trendy destination in recent years. The country has it all: mild climate, charming architecture, mouth-watering food, laid-back atmosphere and the ocean as a backdrop. When I started planning my trip I considered whether I should prepare for a long or short stay. However, I decided that one week in […]

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Kamakura Day Trip: Things to Do

Daibutsu, the Great Buddha of Kamakura - Kamakura day trip

Kamakura is a beautiful town located on the Shōnan coast of Kanagawa Prefecture. It’s very popular with Tokyo residents because of the seaside. Thanks to its location close to Tokyo (about an hour) the coastal town of Kamakura makes a perfect destination for a day trip from Tokyo. The many Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, green […]

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7 Cool things to do in Aveiro: the Venice of Portugal

Colourful fishermen houses in Costa Nova - 2 days in Porto, Portugal

Aveiro is a charming Portuguese city and one the best alternative romantic destinations. Located in the west of Portugal, set along the lagoon of Ria de Aveiro, the town is known for its canals and colourful painted gondola-type boats called moliceiros. The big attractions in the town are the Monteiro de Jesus a museum located […]

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One day in Coimbra, Portugal – Things to do & see

Beautiful colourful buildings city of Coimbra - One day in Coimbra

The first time I visited Lisbon was ten years ago.  I wanted to explore and discover Central Portugal, a region often overlooked. After spending some quality time in Lisbon, I headed towards the beautiful Coimbra, one of the biggest city in the area. The town is slowing becoming more a more touristy thanks to “Universidade […]

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