The first time I saw pictures of Pena Palace in Sintra (granted, this was quite a while back), I kinda didn’t believe it was a real place. It looks so grand yet so colourful that it seemed like something someone working in a Disney movie had drawn up. Of course, I very quickly found out … Continue Reading

Lisbon is one of the most exciting cities you can visit in Europe. Not only that, but it’s also steeped in history, has loads of things to do and lots of yummy restaurants, too. Not only that, you’ve got the magical, Sintra right on the city’s doorstep. All in all, it makes for an incredible … Continue Reading

After our afternoon exploring Cascais, I’d definitely worked up quite the appetite so I pretty much hot-footed it to the car as fast as possible to the car when it was it time to leave. Well, there’s that and the fact that we were already quite late for our appointment back at Penha Longa, our … Continue Reading

I’d been obsessed with visiting Sintra for the longest time. The photos just made it seem like some kind of fairy tale destination and so, a couple of months after my obsession with Sintra started, we booked flights and headed over to Portugal. Cascais (also in Portugal), unlike Sintra, was a place I hadn’t heard … Continue Reading

Told you were gonna start doing more and more videos! 😉 Sintra is arguably one of the most beautiful places to visit in all of Portugal and is one that we’ve been raving about for quite some time on here. We got to return to Lisbon this summer and headed straight for Sintra (and the … Continue Reading

There are so many fantastic and amazing things to see in Porto. I’d even go as far as saying it’s is one under-rated Portuguese gem. Scratch that! This ‘under-ratedness’ (not a real word) is perhaps less and less so. Everyone seems to be pretty clued up more and more these days on how a visit to … Continue Reading

Sintra is a Portuguese gem that you really can’t miss; especially if you’re already in Lisbon. Honestly, there are so many incredible and best things to do in Sintra, even if you visit on a day trip. This is exactly why I wanted to share some easy tips and the best things to do in … Continue Reading

We’ve just come back from Portugal where we spend a few days in Cascais (and Sintra). Now, Cascais and Sintra are very close to Lisbon and usually visited by as part of a trip to Lisbon but seeing as we had been to Lisbon already, coupled with the fact that we had very limited time to spend … Continue Reading

One of the best parts about any trip to Portugal is definitely visiting one of its many amazing beaches. After all, there’s a huge amount of the best beaches in Portugal dotted all over the country.  Even from the capital city of Lisbon, you’re not more than a stone’s throw (figuratively speaking) from one of … Continue Reading

Lisbon is an incredible Portuguese city to explore! It’s one of those places that’s filled with epic things to do Lisbon and only a stone’s throw from places like the fairytale Sintra, too. Plus, you’ve got a heap of the best restaurants in Lisbon that are dotted all across the city, too. You’re going to … Continue Reading

Portugal has some of the most beautiful villages, towns and cities in Europe! Not only that, but there’s also a heap of the best places in Portugal that are dotted all across the country. Plus, there are also loads of places to see in Portugal that are totally quaint, too. Now, some well known, others … Continue Reading

Lisbon is, in my opinion, one of the best European cities to visit. Not only is it totally gorgeous, but there’s a whole heap of the best places to see in Lisbon that are dotted across all the neighbourhoods. Plus, you’ve got the fairytale-like spots like Sintra that are a stone’s throw from the city … Continue Reading

The best part about taking photos when you travel is how, just by looking at those photos, you can be transported to a specific place and time. Photos have such a strong way of making you reconnect with your memories and seeing as Lisbon is one of my favourite cities to visit. I loved everything … Continue Reading

The first I’d heard of Sintra was just before the summer holidays at Cambridge University. This was when a group of us were heading out to Lisbon for a 4-day weekend to celebrate multiple friend’s birthdays and a classmate of mine at Cambridge suggested visiting Sintra, too.  initially, I was a bit unsure. After all, … Continue Reading