Where have I been?


Where have I been?? Such a long time without writing!! How are you all doing? 😀

As for me the reasons that I haven’t been writing are quite good, I have got home and have been happily busy going to the beach, being with my friends and enjoying my beloved country! 🙂 Cause at the end of the day you know what? There’s nothing like the feeling of being home – and having said that here I leave with some photos of the place where my heart will always be – Ericeira, Portugal 🙂 ❤

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Indian for a day!


Such a fun experience! 🙂 Last night had a catwalk were we got to dress up with Asian wedding dresses. Those beautiful 2000 pound shinning dresses that I had only seen in movies and though how fun would be to try one on, and last night I finally got the chance at the Syria Charity Fashion Show! Lots of fun for a great cause! 🙂 And Dress up like a Asian Bride – check! haha 🙂

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Lisboa – tips from a native


Hey everyone!! 🙂 I hope you are all having an amazing start of the week and that it goes on just like that because sooner than you notice it will be Friday again!

As for me I am back to my place in England not for long though as I have so excitement plans coming that I can’t wait to share with you here soon! 🙂 As for now and since last week I was in the place I will always call home with the biggest smile and pride in my face, Portugal, it more than time for me to share with you some tips, stops and must sees of the country! I live close to Lisbon so this post will be dedicated to Lisbon and surroundings. Hope you enjoy it and get the pleasure of traveling there soon! 🙂

Lisboa Must Goes

– Torre de Belém

– Terreiro de Paço

– Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

– Castelo de São Jorge

– Elevador de Santa Justa

– Padrão dos Descobrimentos

These are some of the places I recommend. A nice tour is doing a walk by Tejo River (starting in Belem) and walking until Terreiro do Paço where then you can visit down town Lisbon and see monuments such as Teatro D. Maria II, Elevador de Santa Justa, Castelo de São Jorge, etc). Starting your walk in Belem you CAN NOT miss the famous and delicious Pasteis de Belem! Quite famous and served warm is to die for! (now being honest here this is the place that comes in all guide books and I do recommend because they are good but honestly they’re secret is that they are warm, try them cold and it won’t be the same, this is my opinion. I like better Pastel de Nata (known also as Pastel de Belem as it comes from there) from for example the bakeries in Baixa-Chiado (where Terreiro do Paço is).

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So starting in Belem and after trying a tipical Pastel de Belém continue your route by the Tejo river and see Torre de Belem and Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Before arriving at Terreiro do Paço have lunch by the river in some nice restaurants in there and try our delicious fish (cod would be what I recommend! I personally love it!). Continue until Terreiro do Paço and you will see a lot to find and visit. It is personally my favorite part of the town and it breaths history everywhere! People usually are very friendly and nice! As for the sun, it loves Lisbon as it is always there making its beauty shine!

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Bacalhau à Lagareiro (Cooked and seasoned Cod with potatoes) 

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In down town baixa also try take a ride in Eléctricos, old trams that take people up and down the hills (almost like the ones in San Francisco!) and then stay around the center where you can walk to pretty gardens such as Jardim da Estrela which is just by Basilica da Estrela that you can visit.


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Once the nights falls try a casa de fado (with traditional Portuguese music) just so you can have a feeling of the culture and drink some of our wine (you won’t regret it! 😉 and then try some more traditional food (one thing to know – we do like to cook haha if there is something you will get to do a lot is eat! Such a variety of main dishes and delicious pastries you won’t even imagine! 😉

Clube_de_Fado_24104Try a Casa de Fado (such as Casa de Alfama) where you also get the chance to eat traditional Portuguese Food

In the surroundings and if you do have the time don’t miss the chance to visit the beautiful Sintra, Ericeira (my home town! needed to say it! hehe But it is beautiful! 🙂 and Cascais.

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Words to know:

Obrigada – thank you

De nada – you’re welcome

Bom dia – Good morning

Quanto custa? – How much is it?

Por favor – please

Onde é…? – Where is…?

So here is a bit of my home! 🙂 I hope this post gives you some insight and please feel free to post below any questions or comments or something else you would like to know as it will my pleasure getting back to you! 🙂

Have a great traveled week,

Carolina

Fáilte go dtí Baile Átha Cliath! :)


Fáilte go dtí Baile Átha Cliath which means welcome to Dublin! 🙂 What a beautiful city! Amazing! Couldn’t have chosen better place to celebrate my 20th birthday!! The streets are full of live and energy in every corner and the people are unforgettable friendly and welcoming! The spirits in the streets and inside each pub is super contagious and there is not a soul who doesn’t join to drink and sing, so much fun! It is just like I dreamed of and more and I just wish the photos could show the spirit, energy, amusement, smells, open heart and warm heart of this city and people! A place to come back for sure!

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As for St. Patrick’s Day getting to watch the second biggest world parade it was just astonishing, so beautiful and powerful! The whole city turns green, amazing! 🙂 But better than words let me leave you with some photos that I hope you enjoy and opens on you the wish to visit Ireland because, let me tell you, it is a must go! 😉

As for now tomorrow I will be taking off for my next destination : London and then on the weekend : Lisbon! 🙂

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The City goes green, St. Patrick’s Day & Parade!

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* trying to upload more pictures but for some reason my wordpress is not working right now 😦 anyways here is a small sense of my days in Dublin, asap I will add the rest! 🙂 *

Have a great end of week everyone! 🙂

We Will Rock You, Domion Theatre London


What an amazing show!! I strongly totally recommend it!! I promise you is an unforgettable experience!

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My sister went to visit this week and we decided (as we always love to!) to go to London and watch a musical! At the beginning we thought about Dirty Dancing or Mamma Mia! but instead of buying the tickets online we decided to go and try to buy them there. We were told about houses that sell tickets right in Piccadilly but on our way from Euston Station to Oxford we passed by the Dominion Theatre, house of the marvelous show We Will Rock You and decide to stop and check for tickets. I had seen the show once before, it was the first musical I have ever seen and a show I will never forget! It was the day my passion for musicals started thanks this beautiful show. But since my sister hadn’t seen it yet and for me getting to watch it again was a dream we decided to get tickets! Lucky us, buying at the door in the day is so much cheaper! We go two tickets for the stalls right in the front with a very decent price of 30 pounds (original about 70!).

(not with the cast I saw but one of my favorite songs!)

As I had seen it before I had a really special and amazing memory of it which I was afraid was going to be destroyed watching a second time as my expectations were very on top! But NO, NO, NO! FABULOUS, MAGIC, BREATH TAKING, I totally LOVED IT!!!! To me, the best musical ever! Or at least, the best musical I have seen until today! Amazing cast, amazing work and amazing tribute to Queen! Very, very good! If you get the chance do watch it, you won’t regret it! It is competently spectacular!!!!

(here is a short concert with the cast I saw, amazing!!!)

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