Why Do I Love Portugal So Much?

Lisbon has the Castle, the Sao Jorge. It has the Tower of Belem and Europe’s biggest aquarium. It has the greatest nightlife in the world, the best cheese in the world (but France won’t admit that, will it?) and – if you’re in the right mood and you’re just happy enough – the best damn wine in the world, too.

But Lisbon has people. Better yet, it has Portuguese people.

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Time Lapse: Lisbon, Portugal

Props to ‘The Travel Vlogger’ for putting this number together.

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Gaudi’s Park Guell in Barcelona

What is Gaudi’s Park Guell? from Wikipedia: The large cross at the Park’s high-point offers the most complete view of Barcelona and the bay. It is possible to view the main city in panorama, with the Sagrada Família and the Montjuïc area visible at a distance. The park supports a wide variety of wildlife, notably several of […]

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La Pedrera (Casa Mila) in Barcelona

Gaudi’s church and Park Guell are interchangeable hallmarks. For many, though – for me – the Spanish architect’s apartment block at Casa Mila, better known as La Pedrera, is the coolest. The sleekest. The smartest and most alluring. What is La Pedrera? from Wikipedia: La Pedrera (pronounced: [ɫə pəˈðɾeɾə], meaning the ‘The Quarry’), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni […]

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The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Apparently, Barcelona isn’t really in Spain. Something called Catalonia. Apparently, Antoni Gaudi was some super-famous builder of homes and all buildings similar. For the Sagrada Familia, he was supposed to build a home for God. Fittingly, it remains unfinished. What is the Sagrada Familia? from Wikipedia: The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Catalan pronunciation: [səˈɣɾaðə […]

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Camp Nou: The Home of FC Barcelona

What is Camp Nou? from Wikipedia: “Camp Nou (Catalan pronunciation: [kamˈnɔw], New Field, often referred to in English as The Nou Camp[4][5]) is a footballstadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, which has been the home of Futbol Club Barcelona since 1957.” With a capacity of 99,786, FC Barcelona’s stadium is the 11th largest in Europe. Tours – the Camp Nou Experience – cost 23 Euros for […]

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Anthony Bourdain in Paris

“The vacation gone wrong in Paris is almost always ’cause people try and do too many things.” With that quick intro, Mr. Bourdain has delivered a truly genuine warning – one you’ll hear and be cautious of, but never follow. It’s impossible to follow. There’s too much here – too much to see, too much […]

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Anthony Bourdain in Vienna

Vienna is a home. Seriously, if you come from anywhere… you’ll feel just perfectly comfortable. You won’t know exactly where to go or what to do, but you won’t mind taking the time to figure it out. Vienna lives off its pleasantness. “Its easy charm.” Bourdain’s on the road to re-discovering Austria’s capital.

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Time Lapse: London, England

Congrats to Sam Smith, who I’ll assume is a videographer, and is the creator of the work below, titled “My London”. Time lapses are fun for everyone, but they’re pretty typical. Smith’s is a little better than typical. from his YouTube post: I’ve always been keen to explore new ways of  photography, this time I would […]

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The Temple Bar in Dublin

I’ve never been to Ireland. I hate myself for this fact. It’s a tempting place, and you’re tortured by sights you’ve seen in photos only: freckled women with red and black hair, rolling greens you could bowl on, and that old school pub – that glowing red light – I’ve dreamed to have a drink in. What […]

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Kolby Did Cinque Terre: Topless Women, Rock Bathing, and Seagulls Who Like Pizza

Italy’s a special place, but you already know this. It’s practically its own continent, which you’ll learn if you travel anywhere else. There are Europeans – and they even include the English – and then there are Italians. The men wear underwear instead of board shorts and their’s as slicked as a cow’s tongue. The […]

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