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Wandering A World Of Wonder

Breaking Radio Silence

As they say the road to regular blog posts is paved with good intentions. “What the hell, you don’t call, you don’t write and then just show up out of the blue?” You are quite rightfully thinking.   Was I…..

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Auckland’s Architectural Armageddon

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…..

A night at the Gulbenkian

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…..

Pastel de Belem: Custard, Contentment and Curses

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 ┬áthe finest in Europe. Within the first…..

A stroll through Lisbon, Parque Eduardo VII

As part of getting my bearings in a city I prefer whenever practical to walk, as convenient as the Metro usually is, it doesn’t provide the same geo-memetic link I get from pounding the pavement.     So on a…..

A stroll through Lisbon, Baixa / Chiado

  The Baixa ( pronounced Bi-She-A ) District of Lisbon is where the bustle of tourists and businesses is centralised in Lisbon, Many of the old banks in the area have been repurposed for other uses such as museums and…..

I am the Keymaster

Sometimes a fresh approach on a situation can yield unexpected results, even if the other 99 times you tried something didn’t work, you try again and it works the 100th. Yesterday when I got to the apartment after exploring st…..

Autumn in Lisbon

Photos and Music By Aryan DeSallis Gill

Time traveler: Chasing the terminator

From that clever title you may be expecting a Sci Fi article, well it’s the closest most of us get to experiencing a situation when everything just feels so wrong. Up is down, left is right, midday is midnight. (Definition…..