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My non-relationship with exercise.

If you’ve been around these parts long enough, you’d know that one of the banes of my life is exercise. I should do it to be healthy, but I don’t. I’ve tried all sorts of things – jogging, lifting light weights, home exercises, tennis… but none of them lasted long.

Magical Madrid.

Two things about Madrid stand out to me: how bright and clean it is and also how different the architecture looks compared to Portugal. To be honest, I thought that there wouldn't be much difference between the buildings of the two countries but I was very surprised...

Dealing with the scorching sun.

Europe has been experiencing a heatwave this summer and Portugal is no different. We've had days where temperatures reach the mid-40s (Celsius) but regardless of how hot it is, the sun is always extremely bright. I'm not exactly sure what the reason is, but compared...

Cascais.

Even now, I still can't believe it took me this long to discover the glorious beaches along the coast of Portugal not far from Lisbon. Where have I been??? And then there is the gorgeous quaint little town of Cascais that has somehow stolen my...

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...

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