Portugal


Viewing Pena Palace from the top of the Moorish Castle in Sintra, Portugal

Fairytale Sintra

Less than 30 km away from Lisbon, hidden in woodlands, you will find the fairytale town of Sintra, with its rainbow palaces, century-old castles, exotic gardens and breathtaking sceneries. Once a sanctuary of the Portuguese royalty, this region is nowadays a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most visited tourist attractions of Portugal. We visited Sintra as a day trip from Lisbon, but once we arrived there, we felt like a world apart from Portugal’s bustling capital city, as Sintra is an oasis of peace and greenness. As we knew there is a lot to see in Sintra, […]


Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, Portugal

Must-See Attractions of Lisbon (2)

After spending one day visiting the main attractions located farther away from Lisbon city center, you should dedicate the second day to exploring the important landmarks situated in the central neighborhoods of the city. Where should you start? That depends on the location of your accommodation or where you will find a good parking place for your car. As we were accommodated near Lisbon, we traveled to the city by car, parked in the parking lot of the Port of Lisbon and paid for an entire day just 8€. From there we could walk to all the places we planned […]


Overview over Lisbon with Ponte 25 Abril and Sanctuary of Christ the King in the background

Must-See Attractions of Lisbon (1) 1

While researching our trip to Lisbon, I realized that the capital of Portugal, although one of the oldest and prettiest cities in Europe, is underestimated. If Paris, Rome or London are always on top of travel rankings, Lisbon is not that popular and honestly, I find this unfair, as it is charming, full of historic spots, close to the ocean and the sunniest capital city of Europe. What else could you ask from a city? Short history The city built on seven hills is one of the oldest cities in the world (older than Rome) and has a very rich […]


Praia da Marinha in Algarve, Portugal

What you shouldn’t miss in Algarve

Algarve is one of the best known European summer destinations. The sandy golden beaches, long sunny season and crystal waters of the Atlantic Ocean attract millions of tourists every year. Yet, this Portuguese region is worth visiting, not just for sunbathing and swimming, but also for its scenic and spectacular landscapes. If you want to have an active holiday, but spend also a couple of days lying in the sun, this is the place for you. As you know by now, we don’t like to sunbath, so we don’t often choose to go to beach destinations. But Algarve is another […]


Sunset at Boca do Inferno in Cascais, Portugal

16 Places that will make you fall in love with Portugal 1

Imagine secluded beaches, wild sceneries, rainbow castles, medieval cathedrals and captivating cities, all together in one country. You would say this is a fairytale country, right? Well, this fairytale country exists on the Iberic Peninsula and is called Portugal. As this became one of my favorite places in Europe, I will try to show you in 16 pictures what makes it so special, so be prepared to fall in love with Portugal and put it on your travel list. Begin the journey in the south, on its picture-perfect beaches. Take a boat trip to the world famous Benagil Cave Finish […]