Reserved at least half a day and take Tram 15E from Central Lisbon (Praça do Comércio terminal) to the town of Belém, to understand Portugal’s participation in the Age of Discovery. The windy breeze coming from Rio Tejo (Tagus River), the grand nautical monuments, the monastery where explorers spent their last night in prayer before […]Read more "Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Torre de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal"
It baffles me to think why Lisbon remains to be not as popular as the other neighboring European capital. Who will not fall in love in a city where there is abundance of sunshine, an easy access to the beach, beautiful old Gothic churches to admire, nostalgic tram ride to take, and faded grand architecture […]Read more "Praça do Comércio, Sé, Barrios de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal"
My first day in Lisbon was spent with one mission alone, that is to take the classic Lisbon’s Tram 28E early morning, before it gets too crowded and in a way to avoid the synonymously famous pick pocketing activities on-board this popular tram journey. To board the quaint yellow tram screeching and rattling its way […]Read more "Tram 28E and the Alfama District, Lisbon, Portugal"
There are a lot of things that change about travel over the years, and the resurgence of the so called Second City is definitely one of them. By definition, a Second City is simply a country second most populous city, a term that denotes a more inferior position than the celebrated capital, perhaps even when […]Read more "The Old World Flair of Porto, Portugal"
Though there are many things worth shouting about Porto’s dilapidated yet charming exterior architecture, the experience will come full circle once you decided to enter the many churches, museums and even the train station that occupies the city. The interiors of this noteworthy establishment are not only beautiful, but historically and culturally important too, they […]Read more "Livraria Lello, São Bento Railway Station, Sé do Porto, Porto, Portugal"
You’ve never been to Porto, unless you have spent a day at the Ribeira. It is where you will find the quintessential image of Porto, the one worth mentioning as the postcard perfect image that entice travelers across the world to visit this second largest city of Portugal. Ignore the fact that you dislike touristy […]Read more "The Ribeira of Porto, Portugal"
Switzerland train system is one of the most impressive and efficient integrated system in the world. They really run like clockwork and most importantly, they are convenient to use even for international visitors. Visit any Swiss Federal railway office (SBB CFF FFS), you will likely be greeted by attentive and helpful staff that is willing […]Read more "Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland"