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When plans change.

Life frequently takes twists and turns. At times you'll face situations that are somewhat out of your control or perhaps the result of bad decisions. On hindsight, my life has been pretty much a rollercoaster ride, full of ups and downs which at...

Alfama, a quirky haven with great views.

It's been a while since I've explored new parts of Portugal but a few Mondays ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Alfama district in Lisbon. Alfama is one of the oldest areas in Lisbon that spreads out from the Sao Jorge's castle on the...

Minimalism: my progress.

It’s been a while since my last post and I do apologise for that. We’ve had visitors here in Portugal and I’ve been spending time with them so I sort of went on a temporary hiatus from the blog. But I’m back, recharged and rejuvenated for the...

Let’s talk photography etiquette.

In my years of hobbyist photography, I have only encountered people who were less than friendly twice. Once, was when I was taking the photo of a street scene. There were some buskers in the frame a distance away and one of them marched right up...

Finding your passion in life.

Everybody is passionate about something. Some are passionate about the creative arts while others are passionate about the sciences. There are some people who we feel are fortunate enough to have a job they are passionate about, while for...

My pastor.

It is not often that I talk about individuals or things of spiritual nature in depth but I'm making an exception today to talk about my pastor, Rick Seaward. Three weeks ago, I received news that he had passed on in a car crash in Brazil, while...

Making hummus for the first time.

I've always liked the idea of healthy snacking but have never quite gotten round to exploring making them at home. Since I'm currently exploring vegan options for regular meals, I thought I would give hummus a try. The recipe I followed was...

How I like to travel.

Exploring and taking photographs are some of the things that I enjoy doing. There’s something incredibly relaxing about being in a new space, in the middle of new culture and taking in the sights slowly. If you ask ten people on the street on...

Slow mornings with my thoughts.

Two months ago, I shared with you my morning routine. In a nutshell, I used to begin my day in a rush because I loved sleeping in whenever I could, even on work days. I would sleep until the last possible minute, do everything hurriedly (washing...

Avocado toast.

I never used to like the taste of avocados. They were always too earthy and creamy for my liking, which was odd for a fruit (or is it a vegetable?). Then again, I used to really dislike sashimi, but now I eat all kinds of sashimi. Clearly, some...

Are we there yet? The myth of destination.

All of us have been exposed to the concept of arrival early on in our lives. I remember asking my parents relentlessly back when I was a kid whether we’d arrived at our destination or not. “Are we there yet?” This happened countless of times. We...

Sintra.

Stepping into Sintra is like stepping into a magical wonderland where elves and leprechauns exist. At least, it feels like it anyway. It’s a quaint little town, approximately 30 minutes away from Lisbon by train. The trains come fairly often, so...