Resolution Roundup

Today is the last Thursday of January, so time to look at my resolutions for this year and my progress thus far. D – Post to my blog, in some way, on a daily basis. I have managed to do this for almost a full month. Which is good for me. I usually set my…

Porto Part 3

I woke up early and headed to Cristal Palace Gardens. It happened to be the finish line of a run this morning, so there were lots of people, lots of music, and lots of celebration. I spent the morning enjoying the beauty of the gardens and it’s views. Intentionally leaving my map behind, I wandered…

Porto Part 2

I love a good walking tour. A chance to hear interesting myths, legends, facts, and history. Someone pointing out nooks and crannies often overlooked. A new perspective on a well known spot. The free walking tour offered by the hostel did not disappoint. We got to see the park, with it’s cool statues. A well…

Porto Part 1

A few years ago, I came to Porto with a friend. While I enjoyed it, I had no plans to return. I came, I saw. However, hearing about the great (and growing) number of luxury hostels in Portugal, and in Porto, I figured I owed it to myself to try this city once more. And…

FriFoto: #Luxe

Today’s #frifoto is #luxe – what luxury means to me. Having the time to wait for everyone to leave so you can capture just the right photo is #luxe to me.

Prayer For A Tourist

I found this recently in the menu of a restaurant and think it’s perfect for anyone travelling. Prayer for a Tourist Heavenly Father, Look down on us your humble obedient tourist servants, who are doomed to travel this earth taking photos, emailing, buying souvenirs and walking around in drip dry underwear. Give us this day…

Bom Jesus

Tired of all the rain, my fellow Canuck and I decided we would just need to get out or we would miss Bom Jesus. We grabbed our raincoats, umbrellas, and bundled up. Only fifteen minutes from Braga by bus, Bom Jesus de Monte is a chapel at the top of a steep hill, built almost…