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After a Month 

Time flies, and today is exactly 1 month in Portugal. I went through a severe cultural shock, and now I am getting myself back. I was always very emotional and very expressive, maybe even too much. Then, I moved to a northern country, where people don't show their feelings. After 5 years, I learned to… Continue reading After a Month 

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Azulejos 

While walking Portuguese streets, you see houses, churches, palaces covered with the ceramic tileworks, which are called azulejos. They differ in colours and patterns, bringing new aspects of Portuguese history and culture to tourists from all over the world. Azulejos appeared in the 13th century to imitate Roman mosaic. According to some sources, Azulejos were… Continue reading Azulejos 

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Carmo Convent

Today's post is about my favourite sightseeing in Lisbon - Carmo Convent, the full name is Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmen, in Portuguese Convento da Ortem do Carmo. Last year I completely missed out this fascinating place. The Convent was built in the Gothic style in 1389. In 1755, it suffered immensely from… Continue reading Carmo Convent

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Metro de Lisboa 

Straight from the airport I went to the hotel. As it was not my first time, I new well the premises. Lisboa is a tourist friendly place with an easy transport system. The one I got use to is metro, it is convenient, quite fast, and in Finnish standards very cheap. During my summer trips,… Continue reading Metro de Lisboa