Category Archive: Portugal

Reaching 40: These are my 40 best travel experiences in Europe (Part 2)

A big birthday is a time for reflection, not at least when you’re turning 40! I can’t believe I’ve reached the big 4.0, but I do prefer this compared to the alternative. On… Continue reading

Reaching 40: These are my 40 best travel experiences in Europe (part 1)

A big birthday is a time for reflection, not at least when you’re turning 40! I can’t believe I’ve reached the big 4.0, but I do prefer this compared to the alternative. On… Continue reading

Travel photography: Gorgeous gulls around Europe

I guess most people dislike seagulls? And It’s not hard to see why. Because they can be awfully noisy and aggressive. They’re waiting around like vultures for you to (almost) finish your fries… Continue reading

15 special spots I dream myself back to while being locked down

It has currently been more than three weeks since I left the building where I live here in Madrid. The current Coronavirus lock-down restrictions have made me a “prisoner” in my own home,… Continue reading

The Azores: The incredible “sea art” of Horta on Faial

I have wanted to do this post ever since I had the pleasure of visiting the town of Horta on the island of Faial – one of the 9 exotic islands that make up… Continue reading

12 places in Europe to ‘get away from it all’ – once the world is back on track

Like many of you, the current and global Corona-crisis has left me stuck at home unable to travel or even go for a stroll in the local park. To be honest, it is… Continue reading

Travelooney’s Best of 2019

The end of the year is a time for reflection – also when it comes to travel memories. It’s been a couple of years since I first selected the winners of Travelooney’s Random… Continue reading

Take tram 28 to visit the cemetery cats in Lisbon

The Portuguese capital of Lisbon is famous for its iconic old trams and none are more popular than tram number 28 that travels between the stations Martim Moniz (east) and Campo de Ourique… Continue reading

Travelling with FlixBus: Get comfortably from Madrid to Lisbon

It’s mid-afternoon as the bright green FlixBus rolls out of the busy bus-hub of Méndez Álvaro in Madrid. The bus navigates the downtown traffic and soon makes its way to the more open… Continue reading

Flight or FlixBus? Let’s take a look at my recent journey…

I have never been too picky when it comes to means of transport and while living in the UK, I got used to long bus rides like the 4-hour journey between London and… Continue reading