Almada

It’s no secret that the housing¬† and rental market in Lisbon has gone haywire over the last few years. People are starting to move out of the city in search of more affordable housing, and I’m no exception. I was lucky that my rent didn’t go up for the four years that I was living … Continue reading

Vila Nova de Milfontes

Back in September, I went on a little last-minute adventure to Vila Nova de Milfontes. The weather was warm and there were still a few tourists around but it was very peaceful. I stayed at Blue Guide guest house which was a little hard to find as there is no sign on the door and … Continue reading

Tomar

A very belated post written back in spring but only just published! I have plenty more to share from trips round Portugal this year and I’m planning on getting back into blogging more regularly. If you want to see more photos from Portugal and beyond, check out my Instagram (@ghostzine). In April I went to … Continue reading

Santiago do Cacém

  I recently went to Alentejo for the wedding of two lovely friends. It was great – there were plenty of friendly people (and dogs!) The atmosphere was fun and relaxed and there was even a pub quiz after dinner. We stayed in nearby¬†Santiago do Cac√©m, a lovely, sleepy little town with a castle on … Continue reading

Streets of Lisbon

Just a few photos from some wanders round Lisbon this year.

Cova do vapor

Yesterday was a national holiday in Portugal (the recently reinstated Corpus Christi). My friend and I decided to take advantage of the sunny weather and take a trip to Cova do Vapor on the other side of the river. It’s not the easiest place to get to from Lisbon to without a car, but it … Continue reading

Costa Nova

I recently visited the lovely Costa Nova, Aveiro (in the northwest of Portugal). I was amazed by the beautiful striped houses and thought I’d share them here. ‚̧

Buildings of Portim√£o

Before the year totally disappears, I should post these photos of beautiful Portimão from the beginning of September. Some may be rundown, but they combine to make up the magical character of the place.

Three days in Portim√£o

At the end of August/beginning of September my friend Ashley and I took a little trip to Portim√£o in the Algarve. We’d worked all through the summer after the academic year had ended so we were definitely ready for a break. We both had plans to travel further afield in September but decided to kick … Continue reading

The Sintra Coast

I recently went on a day trip with some friends and was pleasantly surprised to find some thoroughly magical places not far from Lisbon. First we went to Azenhas do Mar, a beautiful little cliffside town. This was the place that led me to suggest the trip when I saw a photo of it (on … Continue reading