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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

Happy Centennial to US National Park Service!

Happy 100th birthday to the US National Park Service! I always tell people that my “disneyland” are the national parks. If given the option to choose, I’d much rather visit a national park or monument (both natural and historical) than a theme park. Maybe its the old soul in me, but I always stand in awe of all the natural wonders a national park can offer … Continue reading Happy Centennial to US National Park Service!

Stop Over: Valencia, Spain

Valencia might be the third largest city in Spain but it isn’t in everybody’s “must visits” lists when touring/visiting the country. For this week-long vacation/Easter/spring break, we decided to take a quick tour of Madrid and Barcelona. But instead of directly flying to these big cities, we decided to land in Valencia and roam around for a few hours before taking the train to Madrid. … Continue reading Stop Over: Valencia, Spain