Category: Journals

TravelAround: Africa – Luanda, Angola

Angola and its capital Luanda, are not a usual touristic destination. Not as yet anyway! The potential is there and is enormous. Nevertheless it is certainly one of the work destination for many Portuguese, mainly due to our common language and historical facts. A lot of families still hold members of both countries. Portugal and Angola have a common history and one that…

TravelAround: CopperBelt, Zâmbia

Zâmbia is a southern African country that has Angola, Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia as neighboring countries. With a large country size and a very disperse population of 13M+, Zambia is one of the largest mining countries, with a region named Copper Belt as a reference to that specific industry. This was the zone I visited for…

TravelAround: Gävle and Sandviken, Sweden

November 2016. In Lisbon I start packing my cabin sized bag with my first (of many I hope) trip to Sweden. Outside a warm Autumn with temperatures around 18º C strongly influences me on the choices I make regarding clothing. A quick check on one of many weather forecast sites, focus me on a reality around 0ºC an possible some…

TravelAround: Timisoara, Romania

Timisoara is the capital city of the Timiș county, one of the total of 41 counties and Municipality of Bucharest that make up Romania. Located in Southwest Europe, Romania has as neighboring countries Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine, Moldavia as well as a natural border with the black sea. Located in the western part of the country, it is the third most populous city in…

Picos da Europa expedition 2015: day 5

The night was calm and re-energizing. The hotel uses a generator for electricity that is shut down at mid-night. After that moment, absolute silence! Only the sound of the wind persists. Some adventurous fellows stayed up and made some nice night sky images. I’ll have to come back to this amazing place and stay here a bit longer for those types of images…
Now was the day for the high mountain glorious sunrise… or was it?

Picos da Europa expedition 2015: day 2

The morning started early: after 3 hours of deep and fast sleep, the alarm clock went of at 5:00. And what a shock that was! The big difference I immediately felt was that after the milliseconds it took for me to acknowledge where I was and remembering what I was there to do, it took me no time to jump out of bed, grab a quick snack and some coffee from my thermal bottle and there I was – ready to rock and roll!

Picos da Europa expedition 2015: day 1

As I start writing this new set of posts, less than 24 hours have gone by since arriving from the expedition. I am being completely honest with you when I say that I still miss the words for accurately describing the sensations I came across during these last 5 days. I guess somethings are really to be felt and not put in words. Very few have the ability to transpose this and I’m certainly not one of them. Please bear that in mind while reading the remaining posts of this series.

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