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Nature mode...Sintra!

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You must love Cascais and Estoril

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Walks by the sea...Guincho

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Guincho

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An amazing morning walk! March already feels like summer!

Restaurant week - Populi

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Populi is a trendy place at Praça do Comércio and you can see why the moment you walk in. The décor and environment are young and cool. It has a nice crowd, with quite a few tourists, but not the crazy-lets-take-pictures-of-everything-folks either. Food was nice but it’s a bit pricy.


A bit of Jordan

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Today I leave you with an interest opinion from this nice shop owner we met at a store in Amman, about why Jordan manages to keep peace while most of its surrounding countries face war and social crisis. In his opinion it's all about the monarchy. I was surprised but he explained that Jordanians, as most people from countries around that area, all come from “tribes” that inhabited the deserts for centuries. Most families still trace back to some tribe from the desert and old tribal disputes and alliances still apply (a bit like Game of Thrones I guess).So even though they share the same country, doesn’t mean these people feel they have the same identity as a nation. Long story short, in the beginning of the twentieth century (1921 precisely), the Saudi Arabian king - Sherif Husseinsent his children to become kings of the lands that were going to be divided from the old Ottoman Empire: Syria, Jordan and Iraq. This means that the Jordanian kings don’t actually originate from Jordan,…

Cascais Quest!

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If like me you have lived or travelled to Salamanca, I am sure you remember there were quite a few quests you had to complete such as finding the frog on top of the skull’s head at the uni facade or the astronaut and the ice cream cone on the Cathedral’s wall.  Well this week I found an interesting quest that could be made in Cascais.  Try finding the two D**** on the Police Street!