yeah, I finally went back for 3 days! I looked like a child on Christmas eve (or morning, for those of you in the US), happy happy little me.. :)

The people, family, the weather, the views, the peace. Really, it’s my little piece of heaven.

Sadly I could only stay for 3 days, but I had the chance to relax, eat good (awesome) food, recharge batteries and learn a bit more information for my family tree project.

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Road trip: home

well, I miss home, as previously said.

So I though a bit on it and I’ll make a virtual road trip from Coimbra (close to where I am)  to Miranda do Douro.

Let us start at Coimbra, for now. :)

There’s the Mondego river, there’s the University of Coimbra founded in 1290 and definitively moved to the city in 1537, there’s Fado, there’s the roman villa of Conímbriga…
On a side note, I live just a few miles from Buçaco, with the stunning Mata do Buçaco and Palace as shown (it has that fairy tale look and feeling to it, really):


(image source: Coimbra / Buçaco)

Miranda do Douro

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home. I miss it.

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