Hello again! In the fall of 2015 I fell in love for the first time – with street art. Fast forward to 2020 and that love continues to grow. By no means am I an expert on street art but I can safely say that Lisbon is one of my favourite spots to visit to … More Lisbon: Street Art Part 1
Portugal is an amazing country full of wonderful people – and I’ve been lucky enough to visit twice in the last 5 years. Once last October (for 2 weeks) and then in November of 2015 (for about 3-4 weeks). But why should you go? From its biggest cities through to the islands of Madeira and … More Portugal: 4 Reasons Why I Love It
Outside of staying in the Cinque Terre, Sintra was hands down my favourite town over the last 2 months of my trip. After taking a day trip here from Lisbon, I knew that one day would not be nearly enough to experience the town and I would end up returning for 3 nights. Sintra became … More Simply Sintra
The sun sets on Porto (November, 2015) When I look back on my three months away there are a few things that stick out to me. One, I had some amazing food. Two, I fell in love with certain places simply by casually walking around with no goal or agenda. Porto just happens to be … More My Favourite Walks: Porto
In this post I want to remind you to make your trip YOUR OWN trip. You can listen to what others say, but don’t be afraid to visit somewhere based off of the warnings of a fellow backpacker!
Porto, viewed from the city Gaia (across the river) How long have you been here? What should I do? What are 3 must do things in Porto? These were all common questions I received at the Yes! Porto Hostel during my 6 night stay in Porto. When people weren’t impressed with my answers the usual … More Porto: What Have You Done?
Not going to try and explain certain pictures here.
The following was all taken in the span of 1.5 hrs while walking through Porto, opposite the riverside:
Waiting for the sun to set in order to capture the city I arrived in Porto, yesterday. I ended up booking at Yes! Porto Hostel, after a über successful stay at Yes! Lisbon Hostel. I highly recommend both hostels. I signed up for the hostel run dinner the first night in order to establish some … More Porto: Take Smaller Steps
Walking in the Alfama, where every corner has it’s own special view I’m on the train to Porto, having wrapped up my first stint in Lisbon (Nov 5-10). I was always going to make time to come here and people always said good things, but I didn’t realize how much I would love it here…