Chapel of Bones, Evora, Portugal

One of the things I most looked forward to seeing here in Evora was the Capela dos Ossos, the Chapel of Bones. Built in the 16th century by a Franciscan monk, it contains and is decorated with the bones of those whose bodies were in over 40 cemeteries around Evora at the time. Although it…

Evora

After a fantastic week in Lisbon, it was time to move on and explore somewhere new. Leaving Lisbon With a love of good food and good wine, I knew that I would have to visit the Alentejo region. And so, it was off to Evora. This small town is one of the largest places in…

Thoughts on a Thursday: Vagabonding

I recently read Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term Travel by Rolf Potts. Filled with great stories and ideas, it also contained some great thoughts that can be related to life in general. Here are a few I enjoyed. Vagabonding involves taking an extended time-out from your normal life — six weeks,…