Edge of the World

Cabo da Roca, Portugal Jan 14, 2018 The tip of the westernmost part of continental Europe juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and waves pound the base of the cliffs. They dash onto the rocks throwing spray up in a cloud. The wind is sharp and cold and slices like a knife. It is a … More Edge of the World

Enchanting Sintra

Sintra, Portugal Jan 13, 2018 Barely forty minutes by train from the bustle of Lisbon lies Sintra, but it may as well belong to another world. The craggy towers of the Moorish castle look down on its many palaces and fanciful fountains dot the path up to the castle. The view from its top extends … More Enchanting Sintra

Somnolent Silves

Silves, Portugal Jan 11, 2018 In the south of Portugal, on the bank of the Arade river, Silves sits nestled among groves of orange trees. Its heydays when it was the capital of the Algarve in the Moorish times, are long gone. Today, the red stone castle looks out on its narrow, winding streets, locals … More Somnolent Silves