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Slowing down in Valencia, Spain

Valencia is the 3rd largest city in Spain where we stayed for 2 weeks, the longest stop during our 2-month Europe trip last year.  I wanted to have a sort of base to slow down and relax, at least for a little while.  We honestly didn't do anything spectacular and the city doesn't have world-famous… Continue reading Slowing down in Valencia, Spain

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Pena Palace – A Fairy Tale Castle in Sintra, Portugal

Sintra is a cool town west of the capital city Lisbon and it makes for a perfect day trip from the city as it's only 40 minutes by train from Rossio Station.  We took the 8:11am train and arrived at Sintra just in time to catch the first 434 bus that departed from outside the station at… Continue reading Pena Palace – A Fairy Tale Castle in Sintra, Portugal

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2018 In Review – Photo Journal Style

I've been MIA over here for quite some time.  And the longer I stay away, the less motivated I am to get back to posting, even though there is plenty to write about. 😅  Since 2018 is coming to an end, it just doesn't seem right to just let such an incredible year go by without… Continue reading 2018 In Review – Photo Journal Style

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Lisbon, Portugal – A Leisurely Stroll in Belém

Belém is such a delightful district just west of downtown Lisbon.  It can be easily reached from central Lisbon via Tram #15E so it was a perfect place for us to have an enjoyable half-day excursion. Belém is located at the mouth of the Tagus River and it was of great importance during the period of Portuguese… Continue reading Lisbon, Portugal – A Leisurely Stroll in Belém