Art Nouveau in Lisbon

There are many things I love in my hometown, but some of the things I love the most are the art nouveau gems you find in unexpected places. Há muitas coisas que adoro na minha terra, mas as pérolas de art nouveau que se encontram em sítios inesperados talvez sejam as minhas preferidas. The most striking example of this are the beautiful doors of old buildings along Avenida da República. O melhor exemplo disso são as lindíssimas portas dos prédios antigos ao longo da Avenida da República. Super common objects like doors to apartment buildings are true works of art… View Post

Visit this in Lisbon: Palácio da Ajuda

Good morning guys! Today I’m taking you on a little visit of one of my favourite places in Lisbon, the Ajuda Palace. Bom dia a todos! Hoje levo-vos numa pequena visita a um dos meus locais preferidos em Lisboa, o Palácio da Ajuda. It was D. José I who ordered the building of a palace on top of the Ajuda hill after the Royal Palace near the river was completely destroyed by the 1755 earthquake that pretty much flattened Lisbon.  Foi D. José I quem ordenou a construção do palácio no topo do monte da Ajuda, depois do palácio real… View Post

2017 Plans

Happy New Year everybody! Hope you had a really fun New Year’s Eve and that the new year is starting off well 🙂 Feliz Ano Novo a todos! Espero que tenham passado bem o ano e que 2017 esteja a começar bem 🙂 Today I thought I’d share with you a bit of what I want to do in 2017. Not exactly resolutions because those I tend to do in September, still going by school years rather than actual calendar ones. But sort of a wish list for the year ahead. Hoje pensei partilhar convosco um bocadinho do que quero… View Post

Porto with SardinesPlease

Happy Thursday guys! Hope you’re having a great week so far, and looking forward to New Year’s Eve which is coming so soon 🙂 Boa quinta-feira a todos! Espero que estejam a ter uma óptima semana e que estejam entusiasmados para a Passagem de Ano que está mesmo aí à porta 🙂 In today’s post, I’ll be telling you about the day trip I did to Porto to meet the lovely Leah from SardinesPlease – an instagram account I have been loving for a good while now! No post de hoje, conto-vos sobre o dia que fui passar ao Porto… View Post

A weekend in Amsterdam

This past Friday, work took us all to Amsterdam for the yearly company conference and awards ceremony, aka our big official Christmas party. They also gave us the opportunity to get a flight back on the Sunday and stay the weekend too, which most of my work friends and I chose to do. Na sexta-feira passada, o trabalho levou-nos para a Amsterdão para a conferência e cerimónia de prémios anual, também conhecida como a nossa grande e oficial festa de Natal. Também nos deram a oportunidade de voltar no domingo e ficar lá o fim-de-semana, o que eu e a… View Post