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 to be here again! 🙂 Advertisements Continue reading Daily Flips: around Porto!

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 in different dishes. As a fish lover, I almost always ordered … Continue reading Bacalhau: It’s not just a codfish

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, Francesinha, why are you soooooo delicious…. Continue reading I’m in love with a Portuguese “French Girl”

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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 I had here. 😉 Continue reading Sunset over Rio Douro, Porto, Portugal

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 I have already made some plans for my weekend and … Continue reading Let it snow! Let it snow!

Daily Flips: Sun is out! at the Place de la Cathedral…

Weather can be very unpredictable in Belgium. This summer hasn’t been all sunny and warm. In fact, the past week was very rainy with autumn-like temperatures. But hey! Today, the sun’s out and so is the rest of the town. I guess we are all in “Profiter du Soleil” mode (a common french phrase meaning to take advantage of the sun). I walked by the … Continue reading Daily Flips: Sun is out! at the Place de la Cathedral…