Month: August 2015

Sights of Amsterdam

Ten years ago I visited the Netherlands for the first time. Besides Amsterdam I had the opportunity to visit other cities around the country but obviously the capital made a huge impression. With all the water canals, bicycles and alternative people, Amsterdam amazed me by its relaxed lifestyle. The weather is always humid no matter how cold or how hot it is. The urbanistic side of it is less brutal than other capitals of Europe. Remember this is a full green city, lots of water, less pollution, more nature friendly. I really liked this aspect about the city. It’s Eco-friendly. The architecture itself is unique and recognizable on every corner. Dutch houses are unique just like its citizens. In terms of culture, it’s a very good city to visit, full of all kinds of museums, shops and tourist spots. The Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk museum of modern art and the Van Gogh Museum are perfect examples. I truly recommend to find unusual spots around the city, there are some alternative venues, coffee shops and local bars waiting …

Portugal, país postal

It’s hard to write about your home country (or use words to describe the place where you grew up). It’s a mutual feeling. It brings back so many memories, the wonderful people you’ve met, the moments when you took everything for granted and just wanted to get out of there. At the moment I visit Portugal now and then and I miss it so much for the obvious reasons but mostly because it’s a wonderful country. The only thing that is wrong with living there is its political corruption. Growing up, I always tended to think outside the box. Since my early teenage years, I always though my opportunities were outside of my small country. I remember listening almost every day about the topic of financial crises, the failure of the measures imposed by our government and how Europe would sink in into an odyssey of unfortunate events; and Portugal would be one of the first countries to deal with this situation. Unfortunately, our pessimism was right, so most of our generation left and some lucky …

Summertime

August! Finally! Even though I’m working during this season, in honor of sunny days and fun, here’s some photos from the most beautiful places I’ve been during the summer also some other shots here and there. I just can’t get enough. The beach, the countryside, the road trips, bikinis, sand, the smell of the ocean in your skin, evening cocktails, delicious food, lazy times on the balcony, playing around the swimming pool, laughter, reading while sunbathing, reuniting with friends, talking about mundane things, dancing through the warm nights, meeting random relaxing people (mostly known as tourists), traveling somewhere new to get lost in. I love everything about this season. It’s inevitable. Captions: 1 – Cousin portrait, 2012 2 – Watching the sunrise, 2008 3 – Teenage suntan, 2007 4 – Sa Calobra, Majorca, 2007 5 – My Ocean, 2007 6 – Summer crush, 2011 7 – Forest hunting, 2012 8 – Learning how to swim, 2013 9 – Spanish house, 2009 10 – 33 Degrees, 2010 11 – Magaluf Nightlife, 2007 12 – Local Menu, …