Category: Europe

Asian backpacker - Sintra - Quinta da Regaleira well of initiation 0

Daytrip from Lisbon to the mystical Sintra

To be completely honest, I didn’t really research that much about Portugal and Lisbon before coming here. The main goal was to go surfing in Peniche and spend a few days sightseeing in Lisbon. It was Fabio who told me to go to Sintra for sure eventhough he didn’t see all of the sights himself. Sintra and its surrounding mountains (Serra de Sintra) are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a popular destination for day-trippers, and can be easily explored while staying in Lisbon. I myself took the train straight from Lisbon Oriente railway station and took...

Asian backpacker - Lisbon Belem 0

First time visit to Portugal, Lisbon/Lisboa!

First trip of 2016 and especially right after winter, I needed some sunshine and vitamin sea. I had about 1 week and was feeling adventurous and wanted to see something new. Portugal was the ovbious choice for these reasons: new destination, adventure, culture, nearby, budgetfriendly! I had roughly 8 days, so I needed to plan this right in order to do what I wanted to do. I made sure I didn’t push it too much so I had time to actual relax. First part of the trip was Lisbon and it’s surroundings! Lisboa It’s been a while since I’ve been...

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First time visiting Poland! (Warsaw and Krakow)

It seems like at the end of every year, I always have some spare vacation days left at work. As I only had a few days and limited money, I decided to visit a friend of mine in Poland! If I had the money I would’ve definately picked a place which was warmer but it was also nice to hang out with someone and discover some new places together with someone. So off to Warsaw and Krakow I went! Warsaw Warsaw was unavoidable, so I tried to make the best of it with the 1 day I had there. I...

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Escaping winter in Malaga, Spain

Winter really gets me down and I was still looking for some rays of sunshine and I just couldn’t wait for spring to come so I sneaked out to Malaga with Karolina in search for some warmth and sun. For these European city trips I didn’t wanna take too many days off so I’ve just been taking 1-2 days to make it an extended weekend get-away. So this time we were here for about 3-4 days as well. The concept is pretty much the same as usual, try to get the most out of a cheap budget. We looked for...

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First time trip to Rome, Italy. Short but intense citytrip

In the winter of 2014 I had some spare vacation days left and I wanted to go somewhere I haven’t been before and preferably cheap. Seeing how it was winter, I wanted to go somewhere to escape the cold and soak up some sun but sadly I’m a cheap bastard and I didn’t have enough days to go somewhere far so I decided to go visit Rome and my friend Melissa. I only had about 4 days for this weekend get-away and about 2 full days to explore Rome and let me tell you, it was exhausting trying to go...

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Revisiting Barcelona for the FIBA Games

A good friend of mine just celebrated his birthday in august. His wife wanted to give him a gift that he would love, a ticket to the semi finals to the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Barcelona. Me and another friend decided it was a nice idea and so we decided to tag along for the game and a quick city trip to Barcelona! She wasn’t that into basketball anyway so it was good that us guys could join to make it an even better experience! He had no idea until he saw us queueing up at the airport to...