My friend Kat and I decided to go on adventure at the end of the semester. The first question was – where? My first choice was Bosnia and Herzegovina, as I had a very specific image in my heart of where I needed to be. But we eventually chose Portugal (Don’t worry B & H, you’re next!). I was craving nature, mountains, trees, green, grass and Kat loves the sunshine. Kat discovered the city of Sintra, about 45 minutes outside of Lisbon. I would like to share some (okay, a LOT) of photographs from our adventures in Portugal.
It’s mostly images, not so much writing. I think the photographs speak for themselves.
Have you been to Portugal before, or are there any readers who are from this gorgeous country?
We stayed at this gorgeous hotel – The Sintra Boutique Hotel. I would recommend this hotel. It is beautifully decorated, and the staff are wonderful.
Our favourite chair in the lobby.
A small water fountain in the forest.
Our hike to the castle.
This was right before I got moss all over my white jeans. With great pants, come great responsibility.
Me: Nature! Why you gotta be this way? Why you hate me?
Kat: (Very calmly) Maybe Nature doesn’t hate you. Maybe this is just nature embracing you.
Spotted the castle – our next destination.
And while we walked to the castle, we sang along to this:
And now you can sing along too, because the lyrics are up there too!
Yep, I definitely got my nature fix.
And that’s all for today. I have another part (or two) of photographs to share with you all in the coming days.
Looks like you and Your friend Kat had a lovely time!
I loved the water fountain in the forest….interesting 😉
Thanks JoAnn! I hope you are doing well.
Beauty!! The images are stunning! Keep up the good work!
Thanks friend! I had a quick look around your blog too and enjoyed it! 🙂
Amazing country – I’ve been only for work – short visits – but you inspired me to go back one day for holidays in nature – and will remember to bring “bare necessities” with me 🙂 thank you – I will be singing that one today 🙂
Hi Signe! It always so wonderful to hear from you and hear your input. You should definitely go back to Portugal! Have you been to Sintra in particular before?
Hehe, the bare necessities – I love that song! It is so uplifting and always gives me a jungle vibe! 🙂 xo
Will do – Portugal is on the list and Sintra in particular – haven’t been there. Your photo stories were so inspiring – thank you! Plus today will be “bare necessities” in my head all day again – thanks for that 🙂