Glimpses of another life

Some places make you feel if you were asleep your whole life and have only just awoken

Capturing the amazing

Sweeping you up into the fantastic through words, photographs, heart and humour

Feeling connected to the present by exploring the past

Exploring the world and descovering yourself

Taking joy in the exotic and the simple

Enjoying the journey not just the destination

Becoming the person you were meant to be

One step at a time

Don’t Care Where

Joining the Digital Nomad club

Home is where the roam is

Latest Postcards

I like history. Yeah I am a geek, it hasn’t escaped my notice. But there is something indescribable about standing on, in or around historical sites. For just a moment maybe you get a glimpse of being there at another time, hundreds, possibly thousands of years ago. As yet its the only pratical version of […]

In addition to being the inspiration for Hogwarts students (from J K Rowling’s time in Porto while writing the first of the Harry Potter series of novels) the University of Porto’s students also have a musical magic act to perform. The tradition of university Tuna’s (or choir groups) is one steeped in tradition where they […]

Portugal is a country that has much history in all aspects of its culture, most visibly it’s buildings are in varying stages of ruin, restoration and conservation. Despite Portugal’s tough economic times, real effort is being put into the ongoing preservation of the cultural identity of their cities. It got me thinking how drastic the […]

Calouste Gulbenkian the Armenian early 20th century oil magnate, dubbed Mr 5% for his habit of retaining a 5% share in companies he developed, spent his last decade living in Lisbon after World War 2. So taken was he with his adopted city, he willed much of his extensive collection of Art, Antiques and archeology […]

One thing I was told by everyone I met in or talked about Portugal with was to try the legendary Pastel De Belem. Portugal’s pastries are world-renowned and can easily challenge any of  the finest in Europe. Within the first 48 hours I had tried one of Portugal’s Pastel de Nata, which is in essence […]