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LXFactory and true friends.

LXFactory and true friends.

There are times when you go through difficult situations in life and nobody quite understands. While there are people who have gone through the same thing that you have, you are unique and your perspective is different. So it was with me the past few months. I was...
Castelo Branco.

Castelo Branco.

As its name suggests, Castelo Branco is a quaint little town that’s pretty much stark white (branco means white in Portuguese). There were two main attractions we were interested in which prompted our little day trip. One was the famous Jardim do Paço and the...
Official business in Leiria.

Official business in Leiria.

I only ever go to Leiria for official business. So far I’ve been there once and yesterday, a second time. It’s a pretty but fairly quiet town and there is nothing much to see if you are interested in quaint shops and eateries. Or major shopping for that...
The quaint city of Coimbra.

The quaint city of Coimbra.

I love exploring new places. This Monday, we crawled out of the house really early to catch the bus to Coimbra. We’d heard about the amazing Bibloteca Joanina (library) in the University of Coimbra and wanted to visit. It truly didn’t disappoint. For €11,...
A little bit of the Orient(e).

A little bit of the Orient(e).

I visited Oriente this week quite unintentionally actually. I had originally planned on strolling through the usual shopping districts in Lisbon (Baixa Chiado, Rossio, Colombo), but alas I didn’t feel terribly well while I was on the train. I was on the verge of...
Trains, trains and more trains.

Trains, trains and more trains.

I love trains. I love taking them and geeking out over them. Although I’m no expert, I can appreciate the effort that goes into them, especially when there is some history attached to it. Once again, I visited another town on a working trip and took the...