Segovia: An immersion in Architecture and Historic Treasures

Credits:  Elements by Haynay Designs, Plum Dumpling Designs, Pri Rocha, Sahlin Studio, Trixie Scarp Designs, Wimpy Chompers; Paper by Wimpy Chompers; Alpha by MissBehaving 2011 A visit to picturesque old city Segovia was an excellent way to cap off this month-long West Mediterranean trip. We spent the day exploring a castle, devouring a roasted suckling … Continue reading Segovia: An immersion in Architecture and Historic Treasures

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Bullfighting

One April evening, enthusiast and curious tourists from around the world enter the massive arena of Las Ventas to witness a bullfight. I was there too, sitting in the Sombra (shaded) section, quite close to the action. Bullfighting or a corrida is an ancient tradition that goes back four millennia, practiced by many different cultures. … Continue reading Bullfighting

Queluz

Plan to stop at nearby Queluz on your way back to Lisbon from Sintra. The national palace is worth the detour.  Be sure though to buy a ticket to Queluz, or you won't be able to get off at your end destination. That was what happened to us when we decided mid-way to get off … Continue reading Queluz

Belem: The Glory days of Portugal’s Explorers

Wealth, fame, and fortune, along with spreading Christianity, were reasons why daring sailors like Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco de Gama, and the likes set sail in uncharted waters. This was from a period known as the Age of Discovery. From 1400 to 300 years later, European explorers, many of which are from the seafaring country of … Continue reading Belem: The Glory days of Portugal’s Explorers