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In my quest to experience the finest mud-free festivals around I recently found myself in Madeira, Portugal’s remote island out in the Atlantic Ocean. I was there to learn a thing or two about fine dining and food festivals at Rota das Estrelas – which translates less beautifully as “The Stars Route” – a gastronomic and culinary adventure featuring some of the very best chefs from Portugal and Europe.
I am neither …

[ Written by Frankie | 31 Mar 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

“When I grow up, I’m going to be a princess and live in a big palace…” a little girl once said to a curious enquirer.
Twenty-five years later, in November 2013, that little girl had grown up and her wish was granted in Porto, Portugal, of all places. At least it was granted for three nights.
But those three nights were enough thanks to the luxury, grandeur and frankly kick-ass amazing elegance …

[ Written by Frankie | 12 Nov 2013 | 8 Comments | ]

Let me ask you, which phone do you use? Why that one? What do you like about it? What do you need it for?
The question for the perfect phone is on my mind often, I think it has actually become the most important item to bring with me on a trip, more than a laptop, a camera or even a credit card.
My ideal smart phone needs to be intuitive to …

[ Written by Katja | 13 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Recentlty I went to visit Portugal for the first time in my life and immediately had one huge regret: Why hadn’t I been there earlier? After the first contact with the sandy beach and my first dip into the ocean I knew that this would defintely not be my last time and I am already now planning my next roadtrip to Portugal this summer. I had come here for the …

[ Written by guest | 22 Jul 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

Having been seduced by its great street art, funky hostels, liquor and allround mysterious atmosphere, I’ve been yearning to visit Lisbon for a few years now. So imagine my disappointment when I finally managed to negotiate a week off work and can’t afford the flight (€650 for a return with easyJet!!!) nor find a free bed in one of Lisbon’s funky award winning hostels! Instead of sulking my week away on my home sofa with …

[ Written by guest | 14 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Some cities just stick with you, they find a place in your heart – you could go back every year and yet discover new things every time. Lisbon is that city to me, and I could probably write a “Travelettes guidebook to Lisbon” filled with curious little details. What to eat, where to buy the best high heels, on which cobbled hills you should rather wear your sneakers and where …

[ Written by guest | 30 Jul 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

I can feel the tender warmth of the sun on my back, from very far I hear the waves bashing against the rocky coast. My lips are still salty from swimming this morning. Lazily, without moving a bone, I open my eyes to discover, that I am not the only sluggish being around. Only a few centimetres away is a gecko – sunbathing. Motionless, like myself, it is lingering on …

[ Written by guest | 13 Mar 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Italians are known for their fabulous shoes, French women for their elegance, and who can forget about the fantastic royal wedding dress of English princess Kate earlier this year? Different countries as well as time periods are associated with different styles and fashions. I can spend way too much time looking at my favorite streetstyle blogs from around the world or admiring the costumes of the actors in old movies, …

[ Written by guest | 2 Jan 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

A city with narrow cobbled streets and magnificent but derelict buildings is what you would normally think of when hearing about Lisbon, but the Portuguese capital is gradually turning into a huge gallery for innovative street art. On my way to downtown Baixa last year, I passed by something that surprised me, huge cranes were standing next to a block of once beautiful but now derelict buildings. A few days …

[ Written by guest | 14 Sep 2011 | 31 Comments | ]

Growing up in a small town as a child, I never really thought too much about where the vegetables at the supermarket came from. Even though I had spent parts of my holidays in the Norwegian mountains and at the seaside, harvesting my own food was limited to picking berries from bushes and going fishing with my dad. Throughout the years, I’ve become more and ore aware of the means of …

[ Written by guest | 18 Jun 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
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