All posts filed under: Italy and Portugal 2015

Braga’s Beautiful Churches: Photos and a short Video

What makes Braga so enchanting are the city’s beautiful majestic churches. Braga is a small city but surprisingly it holds a large number of churches in its quaint little downtown area. Each one is unique in its own right, and their architecture is just incredible! In this post, I’m highlighting two of Braga’s beautiful churches. The first one is Igreja de Santa Cruz which was built in the 17th century and the second church is Igreja de São Marcos or Igreja do Hospital which was built in the 18th century. Both churches have Baroque architecture and they are right next to each other. Please watch the video in HD for best viewing 🙂 Igreja de Santa Cruz Igreja de São Marcos – Igreja do Hospital Advertisements

Why you should eat at R’domus when in Porto

View of R’domus from the street During my first full day in Porto, after some sightseeing and a river cruise, I came across R’domus restaurant and I’m super happy that I did. There was a big sign on the street advertising their very affordable meal of the day which is what got my attention in the first place. Henrique, Paulo and Daniella, the three siblings that work at this local restaurant, are absolutely amazing! They really fed me well 🙂 In fact they fed me so well with their delicious food, I had to take dessert home, and that never happens! R’domus offers very tasty Portuguese food for a very low price. My suggestion for you is that you skip the little overpriced riverside tapas places and you come straight here for a proper full meal. You won’t regret it! You should most definitely order the Meal of the Day. There will always be some sort of delicious meat on the menu, and the day I visited, they had sausages, but since I don’t eat meat anymore, I went for their fried …

Second Day in Rome: Trevi Fountain

If you have missed my previous 3 posts on the Second Day in Rome, you can read them here in this order: Second Day in Rome: A lot of Walking & Sightseeing Second Day in Rome: Piazza Navona Second Day in Rome: From Piazza Navona to Trevi Fountain The Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous fountains in the world and also one of the most romantic ones too. Currently the Trevi is going under a €2.2 million restoration which is funded by the Fendi fashion house and should be completed by Autumn 2015. I think a lot of people think of Paris first when they think of Valentine’s Day and where they would like to spend it with a loved one. I haven’t been to Paris yet, so I can’t possibly comment, but I will say that Rome would most definitely be my choice for romance. You also don’t have to have a significant other to experience a romantic city. If you love to travel, you will most likely fall in love with beautiful …

First Experience with Airbnb in Rome

This was my first time using Airbnb, my first time visiting Rome, as well as my birthday, so I wanted to have a good first experience. This is also why I picked Massimiliano’s studio in beautiful Trastevere, because of his great reputation and amazing apt location. Massimiliano is absolutely an amazing host and I really got lucky. Anything I needed, he was there to help me with right away. He also greeted us with a delicious Italian lemon cake, which I couldn’t eat of course because of my gluten issues, but my mum had it for breakfast in the morning. The apt is great and has everything you need. The bed in the apt as well as the comforter was super comfortable and perfect to rest and relax in after a full day of sightseeing. There was always hot water available for the shower and water pressure was fantastic! Besides the hairdryer at the apt, there was also a mini flat iron available for use. I also found some vanilla candles in the bathroom which I used …