Best European Destinations in November – Part 3
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  November is one of our favourite moments to explore Europe. Those who also live in – or have visited Europe during summer or winter holidays probably know how expensive and crowded European destinations can be.   November however is … Read More

Best European Destinations in November – Part 2
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November can be a great month to explore Europe.   There’s no doubt that the days are shorter, and the weather chillier. But in November prices are also lower than in any other month of the year, and tourists are either … Read More

The Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra – Or how I overcame acrophobia in Portugal
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  Standing on the outer fortifications of the Castelo dos Mouros, Kerstin is holding out her hand to me. Come closer! Take my hand; you really can’t fall from here. I keep looking down at the valley of Sintra, while … Read More

The Convento do Carmo in Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon. 9 am. The air is crisp and clear. We walk down the Rua da Oliveira ao Carmo, and there it is: the ruins of the Convento do Carmo.   With naked arches and piers pointing loose to the sky, … Read More

The Linha do Douro… or where it all began
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Young, wild and free: life was full of promises… At 18, Kerstin and I flew to Portugal. It was our first journey together. And the summer was long… We were hosted by her family’s friends. They lived in a tiny … Read More