State of mind



Yes, this one of my favourite states of mind – even though I love every season. I can’t stop smiling when I look at this photo (can you spot my son’s hand on the right of the bench?). It is a tough walk to get to this beach and imagine if you are carrying some summer stuff with you. At this point we were enjoying the view and resting before we continue our walk down to heaven. This Portuguese (still)  hidden beach is called Odeceixe!



This is what you get if you dare to go down the cliff path! I think it’s worth it, don’t you?


State of mind

Life imitates art



Welcome to my city: Porto (Oporto) in Portugal! These are two pictures I took a few years ago during Christmas Time. I decided to play with the Christmas street lights and this was the result.  Which one do you prefer?

Life imitates art



Time: an ancient village or a spaceship?



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Monte Mozinho

Castro Monte Mozinho, Penafiel – north of Portugal *

This ancient Roman village is considered the biggest in The Iberian Peninsula.  It was built in the first century AC and it was discovered around 1943. Its extension (200 thousand m2) and survival in time are very unusual.  I’ve recently visited this amazing place with my students and took some pictures. Here they are.

Any resemblance with the Star Wars Han Solo spaceship is pure coincidence!

*All photos are mine except the last one



Portuguese Treat


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.”


If you ever come to Portugal you must try this delicious treat: pastel de nata.

It’s a very simple custard tart but a symbol of our country’s pastry abroad. You can eat them hot sprinkled with cinnamon with an espresso. 

I’ve read that it is sold in cities around the world like London or Shangai.

It is believed that pastel de nata was created by the monks of the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. Around 1837 they were struggling with financial difficulties and they started to sell to the public these amazing treats!