Category: Europe

London, England: Part 1

I remember the first time I went to Europe. I had planned it extensively. One of the luxuries I had was complete and total freedom. Essentially, this meant I googled cheap flights. London was originally a three night stopover on the way to Sweden. I was with my great friend Amelia, and when we arrived,…

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What is Lagos?

Lagos, Portugal. Never heard of it? Neither had I. I stumbled, somewhat accidentally into this place via google. Literally, just google beaches in Portugal and you will see the Algarves. The Algarves Are a region of southern Portugal that were described by google as “the Florida of Europe.” After seeing pictures and reading reviews, I…

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The Lovely Land of Lisbon

to gotttAs an American I do nit hear enough about Lisbon. It is a beautiful city, rich with history and culture. There are several regions but I was fortunate enough to stay in the Alfama district, which is the historic center. Everything about it was beautiful. I used airbnb to get a room steps away…

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Sintra, Portugal

What is Sintra? A beautiful small town about thirty minutes by train North of Lisbon. It contains 2 palaces and 3 castles, one of which is on too of a hill that you can hike to see. This is Mouros (sp?) Sintra is wonderful for hiking and exploring- my personal favorite castle is the Quinta…

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