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Category: Portugal

Porto Ribeira waterfront postcard

Postcard of the Week: Porto, Portugal

         Last weekend myself and my aunt Caroline (the one with the really successful career in the travel & ski industry) hopped over the border from Spain to Portugal by […]

Night train

Night Trains: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

          You don’t come across too many night trains any more – they’re all going bust due to budget airlines and everyone’s desperation to get to their destination as fast […]

Madrid-2

Moving to Madrid… in under 2 months!

         Back in June 2013 I wrote a blog post about a 6-month international assignment I’ve arranged in Madrid, starting in February and ending in July 2014! This 6-month placement […]

Statue of Jesus in Rio de Janeiro

Why You Should Learn… Portuguese

           Following on from my post last week about learning Arabic, here’s the sixth post in my series on the top 10 most spoken languages in the world. No. 7: […]

London lit up at night

City View Travel Photography Competition

           A browse on Twitter lead me to this travel photography competition run by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels. To enter I have to tweet the URL of a photo I […]

Building covered in azulejos

Postcard of the Week: Azulejos

Azulejos are bluish tiles that are found all over Portugal, especially in Lisbon. In this colourful city it’s actually more unusual to find a wall without decorative tiles than with. […]

Festivities in Lisbon

Guest Post: The Life of an Intern in Lisbon

Annalisa Moscatiello gives us an insider’s peak into life in one of Europe’s hidden gems: Lisbon.           Lisbon has a light and warmth that charms and fascinates any traveller. I’ve […]