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25th of April

Hello, Emi here. I hope you are all well. After almost two days of rain finally turned into a beautiful afternoon. The 25th of April is a national holiday in Portugal called “Freedom Day.” Freedom Day commemorates 1974’s Carnation Revolution when the Portuguese people backed a military coup and overthrew the Estado Novo dictatorship that had ruled the country since 1933. The Carnation Revolution got its name from the country’s peaceful transition of power. The soldiers did no

Birthplace of Portugal

Guimarães is considered the birthplace of Portugal because Afonso Henriques, who went on to be the first king of Portugal, was born here. #guimaraes #birthplace #portugal

Alfredo Cunha

The Portuguese Centre of Photography can be found in an old prison in Porto, and has a spectacular collection of cameras which date back to the 19th century. #cpf #prison #courtbuilding #porto #portugal Alfredo Cunha "Appreciate the work by photojournalist Alfredo Cunha, who displays his time and mind in an exhibition that portrays half a century of snapshotting reality (1970-2020), to his own accord." https://www

Urban Colours

"Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and the name “Porto” itself influenced the name of the country “Portugal”. Established by the Celts on the mouth of the Douro River, it was occupied by the Romans during the fourth century, transforming it into an influential commercial port and renaming it “Portus Cale”. In 456, it was invaded by Theodoric II, King of the Visigoths, who remained in their power until 716, when it fell under the Moorish Muslim invas


Everything in nature is made up of five basic elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. Knowledge of the five elements allows the yogi to understand the laws of nature and to use yoga to attain greater health, power, knowledge, wisdom and happiness. This arises out of deep intuition of how the universe operates.,of%20how%20the%20universe%20operates.

Rainy Days

"It's an Oceanic Beach in the northern hemisphere bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, located on the coast of Portugal - Iberian Peninsula - in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia. Praia de Lavadores Beach presents a bit broad sand that can nearly disappear during larger tidal amplitudes. On this place there are rock formations whose largest one is located in the northern area: a massive rock with over 500 meters length."

After Lockdown

"Porto’s Botanical Garden is a space where three dimensions converge: recreation, history and botanics. It is not a very big garden – 4 ha to be precise – but it is full of old town charm. The house the property are now runned by the Faculty of Sciences (Porto University) but were formerly owned by the Christ Order and after that by João Salabert. Finally, it belonged to the Andresen family, who sold it to the State of Portugal in 1949."


The park walks Getting ready for the Camino? Porto City Park Local name: Parque da Cidade do Porto City Park in Porto is the largest city park in this city. The park is located at the western end of Avenida da Boavista. It covers an area of 83 hectares reaching as far as the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to this, you can enjoy the ocean view from the park and direct access to the public Praia Internacional beach is provided. The park was chosen in 2001 by the jury as one of the 100

Communal Washing In Afurada

"Continuing through the village, visitors will stumble upon what could at first be mistaken for a large scale art installation of giant bunting. This is in fact an arrangement of communal washing lines, with everything from socks and trousers to large rugs and quilts, hung out to dry in the heat and sea breeze." #washing #afurada #portugal

Happy Easter!

Magical Gardens in Porto. "Palácio de Cristal’s (Crystal Palace) gardens are the most beautiful gardens in Porto. That’s how I would like to start. I cannot assure, though, that this opinion is not biased for my childhood memories of the walks in these gardens. But, and this I can assure, no one will stay indifferent to their location and harmony." #Eastercolors #magicalparks #porto #portugal

Cheese Castle Beach

The Castelo do Queijo aka Forte de Sao Francisco Xavier, which dates from 1661, now holds a small military museum dedicated to Portugal's commandos, who saw action in her former colonies in Angola and Mozambique. #cheesecastlebeach #porto #portugal

Ponte Dom Luís I

Designed by German architect, Téophile Seyrig (1843-1923), a disciple and business partner of French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame), the Ponte Dom Luís I had the longest span of any metal bridge in the world when it was completed in 1886. #pontedomluisI #porto #portugal

Train and food

Hello, Emi here. I hope you are all well. I'm in Porto for a week now. The trip would be one and a half hour drive by car from Coimbra. It happened to be four and a half by train. I added one more hour because I didn't get on my first train. There was a miss understanding. Luckily the next one was scheduled in an hour. I walked a lot around the city in Porto and out to the sea. The weather is nice almost like summer. A couple of days ago I've got food poisoning. Now I'm cooki

Still about Coimbra

On the weekends the Botanical Garden closes early. I didn't even realise the time. When I walked towards the gate it was closed. Some guys were there and they already called the guard. Luckily I wasn't alone and had no time to worry. Then I followed the people and they went to a beautiful place with a swing. I would probably not found this spot by myself. #coimbra #view #portugal #anotherview #coimbra #portugal


On the banks of the river Mondego, Coimbra is famous for its University, the oldest in Portugal and one of the oldest in Europe, which over time has shaped its image to become "the city of students". #coimbra #portugal

Happy Spring Equinox

Hello, Emi here. I hope you are all well. I wish you a beautiful new beginnings with the first spring day! The Jardim Botânico was established in 1772 by the Marquis de Pombal on land previously owned by Benedictine monks. The garden covers about 13 hectares. The purpose of the garden was to supplement the study of medicine and natural history at the University of Coimbra as medicinal plants were grown and exotic species, brought back from Portugal's overseas colonies, were p

Something I couldn't visit

-The boats are not going out this time. But don't miss it in the Summer Season. The Berlengas Natural Reserve, off the coast of Peniche, is a unique ecosystem in the World with characteristic fauna and flora and incredible landscapes. The biological wealth, fauna and flora make the Berlengas a site of high conservation interest. #impressions #peniche #portugal

300 Million Years

Lourinhã Towns and Villages Inhabited since ancient times, it was in the Lourinhã region that the most important evidence of the presence of dinosaurs in Portugal was discovered - the fossilised eggs and respective embryos, which are displayed in the Municipal Museum. #dinoland #lourinha #portugal

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