Reykjavik: So much to do, surrounded by so much to see

There is never a paucity of things to do in Iceland, whatever be the weather or the time of day. There are many waterfalls, hikes, beaches, lighthouses, glaciers, and volcanoes once you step out of the city, but the beautiful city of Reykjavik also houses some amazing wonders and experiences. It is a large city with a high energy downtown that pretty much comprises of … Continue reading Reykjavik: So much to do, surrounded by so much to see

Iceland – never felt like Earth!

There is no place in the world like Iceland, period. Nothing more needs be said and nothing less would do it justice. While I had combined my trip to Iceland with Sweden, I think they deserve separate posts (and even trips) – so here goes. Planning for Iceland wasn’t easy because there isn’t much information to go by and outside of Reykjavik, the hotels get … Continue reading Iceland – never felt like Earth!

Sintra – Castles, palaces, a lighthouse and more…

The famous town of Sintra sits between pretty hills and the Atlantic Ocean about 40 minutes outside of Lisbon. As much as it checks all the flags on the tourist town checklist, most of the city is quite pretty with some nice stores and restaurants. The view of the ocean over a series of green mountains lined with some historic structures is quite a sight. … Continue reading Sintra – Castles, palaces, a lighthouse and more…

Porto – Six bridges, a festival and many glasses of wine

Most people visit Europe for the architecture, some natural beauty, the museums or fashion. Porto has a bit of everything, but most importantly a unique culture that is its biggest attraction. It of course is the only place in the world than can legally call its wine Port. It boasts of a city center that is a UNESCO world heritage site with the world’s largest … Continue reading Porto – Six bridges, a festival and many glasses of wine