Souvenirs from Paris and Portugal

When you visit a new place, what are the things that you would buy as souvenirs? I usually buy key holders and coasters for my family, friends and myself. I also add in postcards for myself. I have bought these postcards from Paris and Portugal. I wanted to put each card in each own frame …

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The day when I said good-bye to Paris and Portugal

I finally came around to writing about the last part of my travel to Paris and Portugal last February! I only spent 7 days and 6 nights in Portugal but as I looked out from my hotel room, I knew I was going to miss the place. Who wouldn’t miss the place with such a …

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Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

From the Monument to the Discoveries, I then went to the Jeronimos Monastery, another UNESCO World Heritage monument. According to UNESCO, it was declared a world heritage monument because… “Standing at the entrance to Lisbon harbour, the Monastery of the Hieronymites – construction of which began in 1502 – exemplifies Portuguese art at its best.” …

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Lisbon’s cobblestones

Lisbon is beautiful. I love the buildings, the houses on the hills, the trams and the narrow streets. Above all, I love how the cobblestones enhanced its beauty. With the sun shining down, I think this place glowed: Even with the dark clouds, it seemed that the cobblestones were driving the gloom away: Now, heading …

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Up close Lisbon’s Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Padrão dos Descobrimentos or Monument to the Discoveries was made to honor the Portuguese who contributed to the Age of Exploration. It is located on the estuary of the Tagus river, where ships departed to their often unknown destinations. I was in awe with the monument but I bet what I felt was only a …

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