Royal summer places, fairytale castles, and gardens made for romance. This is Sintra, Portugal. Mostly unheard of by travelers. During our stay in Lisbon, we decided to take a day trip to the compelling town of Sintra. In the majesty of this Shakespearean-like town, we were surrounded with romantic Portuguese architecture while making our way through ruins quilted in moss. The air of history and mystery echoed around us. Moreover, what makes it’s history fascinating is that it was purely a retreat for Portuguese royalty in the past! Nestled on top of Sintra Hills is the extravagant Palacio De Pena (Pena Palace). We had our fair share of ascending Portugal’s steep hills, so this time we decided to board a bus to take us to the hill on which one of Sintra’s dreamlike castles is perched. I have sort of an obsession with castles. Maybe it has to do with being a symbol of the Middle Ages, a period of history for which I have a deep fascination. Perhaps it’s the romantic and fairy-tale aspect and …
We explore the historical land of Lisbon, Portugal, known for being home to the most interesting ancient architectural marvels in the world. From the Age of Discoveries, Lisbon’s hilltop highs to seafood galore, we discover the charm of Portugal’s neighborhoods and old world streets.
Another adventure awaited in Osaka City, Japan, widely known as the nation’s kitchen. From Osaka Castle, the foodie strip of Dotonbori district, fascinating museums, to all the unique facets of this metropolitan capital of Japan.
Abound with temples, shrines and relics of the past in enchanting forests, Kyoto is like a timeless old district reflecting traditional and classic Japan. It is synonymous with cherry blossoms, geishas, temples, traditional ryokan inns and masters of tea ceremonies.
In this dream destination of mine, I explore the land of the fascinating, bizarre, and unusual! Tokyo, Japan!
An account of my trip to Lake Bohinj in Slovenia, as I document my journey around its beautiful alpine landscapes while experiencing the rustic lifestyle and Slovene culture.