Daily Flips: around Porto!

I spent my last day in Porto just wandering around. I went wine tasting at Villa Nova de Gaia, hopped on the tram, went around downtown, ate a lot of food (like aloottt!) and just talking to random friendly people! I will definitely miss this place, but this won’t be my last visit. Can’t wait…

Bacalhau: It’s not just a codfish

  I’ve never been to a place where there is a high regard for the codfish. Bacalhau, Portuguese for codfish, seems like a culinary staple in Porto, Portugal. In fact, some of the locals told me that there are more than a hundred ways to prepare Bacalhau. You can find codfish in almost any local restaurants made…

Pont Luis I: looks like Eiffel but not by Eiffel

      Someone might think that the Pont Luis I, perhaps one of Porto’s most visited and photographed bridge, bears some structural similarities with that of the famous Eiffel Tower of Paris, it isn’t designed or constructed by Gustav Eiffel. Instead, it is designed by his disciple/student Theophile Seyrig. The Pont Luis I, or…

I’m in love with a Portuguese “French Girl”

Maybe its her glow, the glistening sparkle oozing from within. Perhaps, her scent or that tantalizing look. I just sat there with admiration. I don’t really know what it is but I am in love with her. . . . Then with my fork and knife, I sliced her and took a bite… Damn you,…

Sunset over Rio Douro, Porto, Portugal

“one day,” you said to me, “I saw the sunset forty-four times!” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the little prince I may not saw the sunset forty-four times in Porto, since I was only here for a week. but, I’ve stared at it like no one is looking. It’s magical, just like the first Fransecinha sandwich that…

yep it’s been a while…

Yep, I know I know… It’s been some time (an epoch! really) since I even touched and posted anything here. I will not spurt out any excuses as to why. In fact, I wasn’t that busy. Let’s just say, I was in a hiatus from blogging, or even social media. Anyway, so what am I…

Liege!

This was a video about the city of Liege through the eyes and experiences of  foreign researchers working at the University of Liege. Check it out.

Let it snow! Let it snow!

Just a few days after I came back from a month long yuletide vacation in the Philippines, I wasn’t anticipating that there was a snow storm heading towards Belgium. Having been soaked under the tropical sun, my body was already feeling the cold thermal shock just as I arrived. I came on a friday and…

Summer in the USA

This whole month of August, I have been travelling around the East Coast of the USA (partly work related and of course for fun!). I’ll try to update and post pictures about it in the next days as I try to organize all my stuff.  

The Grand Curtius Museum

Ask any locals in Liége how to find the Grand Curtius and they would probably say “that big red building/mansion along the river Meuse”. Walk along the road beside the river Meuse along the Quai La Batte (where the famous La Batte market every Sunday is located) towards Quai de Maestricht, just right before Pont…