Sri Lanka – The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

The ancient Kingdom of Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka, is still not on the map for many travelers, being almost like a second choice or a travelling extension when visiting India or the Maldives. I used to think of … Continue reading “Sri Lanka – The Pearl of the Indian Ocean”

Piódão – the “Christmas crib” village

Piódão is part of the historical villages of Portugal. It’s in the municipality of Arganil, district of Coimbra, having about 60 inhabitants. Viewed from afar their homes form the shape of a Christmas crib, which gives it even more charm. … Continue reading “Piódão – the “Christmas crib” village”

Mértola – is much more than “a neighbour” of Spain

Mértola is a village of Baixo Alentejo, district of Beja, which is in the center of the Natural Park of the Guadiana River, which separates Portugal from Spain. Previously called Martulah, on the eleventh and twelfth centuries, when it was … Continue reading “Mértola – is much more than “a neighbour” of Spain”

Mallorca, the big surprise of the Balearics

At an hour and a half by plane from Lisbon, the largest island of the Balearic Islands, was never a destination that attract me. Maybe because when I heard about this island, i associate it to drunk people, to a lot of confusion, … Continue reading “Mallorca, the big surprise of the Balearics”

Rio de Janeiro: the wonderful city

In 1913, the French writer Jane Catulle Mendes published a book of poems dedicated to Rio de Janeiro, called “La Ville Merveilleuse” (Marvelous City), honoring the natural beauty of the city. Later, in 1935, André Filho composed the Marvellous City … Continue reading “Rio de Janeiro: the wonderful city”

BOHOL, the island of the smallest primate in the world

Bohol is a province and island in the central region of Visayas, whose capital is Tagbilaran. It is also the 10th largest island in the Philippines and is divided by a bridge in two areas: the rural area and the … Continue reading “BOHOL, the island of the smallest primate in the world”

Bohol Beach Club, the hotel for a dream holiday in Panglao

Strengths: – The beach of white and clean sand, hot water, which is only accessible to guests; – The restaurant, which besides being facing the beach, has very good and affordable meals (admittedly are high prices for Filipino standards but … Continue reading “Bohol Beach Club, the hotel for a dream holiday in Panglao”

Snorkelling in Balicasag Marine Sanctuary and Virgin Island

I booked a trip to these islands for 2,000 php (€37.88) for two persons, which allowed us to manage the schedule at our way. At 7 am we were at Alona beach waiting for the boat that would take us … Continue reading “Snorkelling in Balicasag Marine Sanctuary and Virgin Island”

Discover São Miguel, the wonder of the Azores

São Miguel is part of a set of nine islands that form the Azores. They are one of the wonders of Portugal, but still with plenty to explore. The access of low-cost airlines, since 2015, began to advertise these islands in world … Continue reading “Discover São Miguel, the wonder of the Azores”

Fez, the largest living medieval city in the world

Founded in 789 d.c., Fez is the second largest city of Morocco, following Casablanca, with an area of 89 square kilometers. This imperial city was for years the center of politics, title raised by Rabat, was the center of business, … Continue reading “Fez, the largest living medieval city in the world”