Chasing Miradouros in Lisbon, Portugal
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I looked at my sister’s face, and then at the Google Map on her smartphone. A daunting task lay ahead of me in Lisbon. She had pulled up a route which would get us to Miradouro da Graca, a roof … Read More

Notes & Photos: Óbidos, Portugal’s Town of Queens
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How was a Moorish village resembling a Greek island born in a small corner of Portugal? This question crossed my mind momentarily as we planned our road trip through Portugal, and receded soon enough. Lost in my disorganized thoughts that … Read More

Staying with winemakers in Portugal’s Douro Valley
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My greatest pursuit prior to visiting Douro Valley was not about finding the best port wine or the choicest stay. I was obsessed with the idea of finding a vineyard that has its own historic rabelo (a vintage boat found … Read More

Eight days in Portugal
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When it comes to picking a country (or two) in Europe for a road-trip, the choices are varied and tempting. The time in hand and time of the year come into important considerations. After tasting the adventurous side of life … Read More

Porto: musings, a hostel review and a walking tour
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Finding sense I have often wondered why Europe is so popular with travelers across the world. In an attempt at answering my own question, I considered how I felt when I landed in Porto. Amused Relieved Hungry Eager Now consider … Read More

Learning to make pasteis de nata WithLocals
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We were meant to go to Portugal three years back. But fate had other plans. So when Bharat suggested we squeeze in a trip to Europe’s westernmost country during a break between my college program, I didn’t let it sink … Read More

Our top tips on exploring Galápagos from Santa Cruz
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Talk about priorities! Choosing the islands was a very tough call for our four nights’ stay in Galápagos. The brothers and sisters of this family can definitely fool you if you think they are alike. For us, it was the … Read More

Galápagos Island Hopping: South Plaza and Santa Cruz
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Excited to share Part #2 of our visual Galápagos island hopping series. Click here to read Part 1 about Bartolomé and North Seymour. It was our fourth day in Galapagos and we were getting used to the activity-filled days here. Getting … Read More

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