Another gem close to Madrid in Castilla y León and therefore perfect for a visit in a day – or two – is Segovia. Featuring a ton of amazing ancient buildings and views of the Guadarrama mountains the old town with its aqueduct is a UNESCO world heritage site for a reason.
About an hour drive inland from Porto you´ll find Guimarães, also referred to as the birthcity of Portugal. The pretty historic town is therefore a great opportunity for a daytrip from Porto and I´d definitely not miss it.
For years I had wanted to go to Lisbon and when I was finally able to make it happen this spring I fell in love with this city, that has something special to it and knew right away, that I needed to share this! So finally, after my posts about Lisbon´s different districts and Pastéis de Nata, here you got a whole guide to the city of seven hills.
As the most popular Portuguese Pastry Item Pastéis de Nata are an easy find in Lisbon. There are numerous places all over the city, that sell the delicious custard tarts and therefore I had no problem with being on a strict Pastéis de Nata diet – I must´ve gotten the term food combining diet wrong, as it didn´t make me loose any weight, though. Or maybe it was because of the Bica – portuguese Espresso – that I had with it? The perfect combo by the way!
Of course I had to try the original Pastéis de Belém in the Belem neighbourhood, that are often said to be the best, but I also found other places with really, really yummy versions of the pastry. So without any further ado, here are my three favourite places for Pastéis de Nata.
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As a person who listens to music while getting ready, cooking, cleaning, writing, running, driving and basically just anytime I can, it is probably the thing that inspires me most and moves me the most deeply. Based on that I put together a list of my favourite inspirational and motivational songs, that inspire me to travel and live life to the fullest every day.
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Home to one of Europe´s oldest Universities – as well as a ton of storks – and with a charming city center Alcalá de Henares is totally worth a visit. Even better, that the birth town of Miguel de Cervantes is located close to Madrid and makes for a perfect daytrip opportunity – or even half day if you are in rush.
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Coming to a new city can be exciting and exhausting at the same time. There is all that excitement to get to know the place and explore it, but at the same time there is this feeling of being a little too lost sometimes. What helps me a lot is to get an overview of the city´s important and interesting neighbourhoods and like that sort out, where and when to start exploring. That´s why I put together this post about the neughbourhoods of beautiful Lisbon!
I recently fell in love…
With the stunning city of Toledo, just about 65 km south of Madrid. The former capital with its little alleys, beautiful architecture and delicious marzipan is easy to reach from Madrid and should definitely be on your list, when visiting Spain. Obviously I had to share this daytrip opportunity with you. And as I am keen to visit this city again, this guide is hopefully going to get updated more than just once. Continue reading “Daytrips from Madrid #2 – Toledo”
Solo travel is a truly different experience from travelling with friends, family or your significant other and a chance I can only encourage everyone to take. After all I´ve had some of the greatest experiences embarking on journeys on my own. Want to know why it is such a great opportunity? Well, keep on reading. Continue reading “8 reasons to travel solo”