Portugal

Why and How to Visit Sintra, Portugal

Every little kid dreams of castles. Strong rocky fortresses where soldiers guard against siege. Delicate pink palaces where royal families survey their kingdoms. I think that is part of the reason a visit to Europe is so universally appealing. There is something to satisfy everyone’s grandiose childhood fantasies, especially in Sintra, Portugal. Why + How …

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The Azulejo Tiles of Portugal

The entire country of Portugal is basically covered in ceramic tiles. Plain ones, colorful ones, intricately patterned ones. They are called Azulejo and they serve a variety of artistic and practical functions. All through our trip I was constantly making Mike slow down so I could take pictures of the sides of houses and churches. …

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