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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Madrid: On Second Chances

In the middle of Madrid’s historic center, his cab off limits, the driver dropped us off just outside a tree-lined, cobbled street. Across it is our hostal. Calle Mayor is filled with buildings of centuries past and within walking distance … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Baixa: An Architectural Delight

I walked around the part of Baixa closest to our hostel, bewitched. Lisbon, you are a surprise. Elegant squares, streets filled with cafes and shops, old tramcars, street performers, Neo-classic and Art deco buildings, street vendors selling everything… All this … Continue reading

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Alfama: The Home of Lisbon Blues Music

“Alfama” recommends Hossein. For an authentic fado vadio, our “unofficial” guide guaranteed that this place is it, writes down the name and address of the bar, then points it out on our map. On Rua Dos Remedios, we found A Tasca … Continue reading

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Good Eats: Portugal

Credits: Quickpage from 4EVER kit by Sarah H. Not as famous a cuisine in my part of the world, my first encounter with Portuguese cuisine was in Macau. Technically, what I had was Macanese food—more like a mix of Portuguese and … Continue reading

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