The waves of Nazaré (day trip from Porto)

The waves of Nazaré (day trip from Porto)

While in Porto, we wanted to squeeze in as much as we could: discover the city, take surf lessons, have good coffee, explore the whole area and its surroundings. So what’s at a stone’s throw available to visit from Porto? One day trip idea would…

How we explored Douro Valley on our own

How we explored Douro Valley on our own

Taking a trip along Douro River, the valley that is home to the famous (and delicious) port wine, was an absolute must while visiting our friends in Porto back in May 2018. We didn’t plan much in advance because we thought it was going to…

Coimbra: Portugal’s student hive

Coimbra: Portugal’s student hive

When good friends recommend you new destinations to visit, your only choice is to comply! Therefore, on our way back to Porto from Nazaré, we took the bus to Coimbra for a short city break to convince ourselves whether it’s as beautiful as they say.…

5 Specialty Coffee Shops in Porto, Portugal

5 Specialty Coffee Shops in Porto, Portugal

I can’t exactly pin point the moment when specialty coffee entered my life, but man, am I glad it happened! Gone are the days when I was ordering “a long espresso with milk”! My present looks more like a “flat white” now! However, without entering…

Day trip from Lisbon: Cascais

Day trip from Lisbon: Cascais

What’s up everyone? I’m looking out the window how snow keeps silently covering the streets of my hometown while isolating myself in the warm inside of my home. It feels like just yesterday we were surfing the waves in sunny Costa de Caparica and binge eating…

Sun, surf and pastel de nata = Lisbon

Sun, surf and pastel de nata = Lisbon

The first snowflakes are falling over my hometown so what a better time than this to remember my trip to sunny Lisbon and cry inside? 😉 So, back at the end of August we embarked on a 4-hour flight from Budapest to Lisbon, where we were going…

A City with a Thousand Faces: Lisbon

A City with a Thousand Faces: Lisbon

Saudade, a Portuguese word that cannot find its direct equivalent in English. Emptiness. Sadness. Happiness. Longing. Memories. A vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist.  There’s a feeling of saudade haunting each of the beautiful streets of Lisbon, a city that hid…

Cabo da Roca: Where the land ends and the sea begins

Cabo da Roca: Where the land ends and the sea begins

“Aqui, onde a terra se acaba e o mar começa…” [Here, where the land ends and the sea begins…] – Luís de Camões, Os Lusíadas There’s something extremely fascinating that I find about the vast expanses of water, which never cease to make me look for more…