London Trip Part I

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Hello!
Last week i went to one of my favorite cities in the world, London!
It was amazing, everything! From the streets to the people. The life the city has is amazing. I stayed in Soho, the best thing i could do. Every morning the city just went crazy. So many people everywhere so much life. In the night it was complete Chaos, we walked a lot and went on the bus a few times, everyday by 18h, everyone was out.

I’m going to divide my visit in 2 posts maybe, it depends on the pictures. I really hope you enjoy it!

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Cascata da Cabreia (Cabreia Waterfall)

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Hello!

A few months ago i went on a little trip. I discovered this place on a news website saying it was amazing and beautiful.

So i grabbed my boyfriend and 2 friends and up we go!

It was in the middle of Spring and the weather was completely random. Fortunately it was sunny and i was able to take some photos. (Kinda noob still please don’t judge me).

Located on Serra da Cabreia, on Silva Escura, Sever do Vouga, Aveiro. (40° 45′ N -8° 23′ O) It’s a park for lunches and to spent a day with friends and family. It has some tables all around the park but if you go late you end up not having any decent table, because most of them are made of rock!
The trail and roads to the park aren’t the best. You will think you’re lost but you aren’t.IMG_8322

It has 2 waterfalls, i tinny one (the one on the photo) and a big one that is the main attraction. The park it self is in the middle of a forest and surrounded by trees and greenery. Very friendly and relaxing, i really love that place. Bad thing is you can’t go to the water.

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The second time i went i took my family. We took lunch with us and some snacks. Old schools family time. Because the temperature was higher and it is summer there were some bees. Once again, i took some photos just to test some settings and increase my skill.

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If you are looking for a cool place to stop by in Portugal and escape the cliches of Algarve or the typical vacations visit this Park! It’s a different view of what Portugal can offer and you will spent a nice day.

Hope you enjoyed.

Stay awesome,

Viviana

Casa D’Água

Hello!

Like everyone, in the summer i like to relax and enjoy the weather. But lately the weather isn’t very nice to us and the cherry on top, I don’t have vacations. So i rely on long weekends and weekends. This time i spent my 3 days weekend on Casa D’Água.

Located on Ancede, Porto, Portugal, Casa D’Água is a modern house by the Douro river. The weather was fantastic and the fact that every corner of the house has flowers just makes it perfect. The owners were fantastic, super nice! We took food with us but there was  so much food there! They even made a cake for us (AMAZING CAKE!).

The house had this amazing chairs inside and outside (on the deck). It’s just by the train rails but don’t thinks the noise is disturbing. I live by the airport so i didn’t even notice.

IMG_9076On the first day we arrived at 16h and just lounged by the sun. I took a couple of photographs and read alot. The night was peaceful and falling asleep with the sound of the river and waking up with it was pretty good.

On the second day we went on a walk through the river side outside. I didn’t take a lot of pictures because there wasn’t that much. On the afternoon we just enjoyed the sun and the went on a dive. I took some photos in the morning and to some flowers, really a nice place to practice photography and settings.

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Finally, the last day we chilled on the house because we had to leave after lunch. I really enjoyed not doing a thing except reading. Was a really nice way of relaxing and forgetting everything.

I would love to go back and do other things like the cruise and canoeing. Even though it’s kind of expensive it’s worth it. We rented the all house but you could just rent a room to save some money.

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For more information:

www.casadagua.pt
www.facebook/casadagua.douro

Stay awesome,

Viviana

Adventure through Lisbon

This weekend i went to Lisbon and stayed in Bairro Alto. The weather was amazing with blue sky’s and not much wind. Has i arrived, morning, i went to Ocenário, an obligatory stop! Always an amazing place to visit. IMG_8609Parque das Nações is always a good place to visit and go for i walk. You can use the cable car too, good view of the city and the long bridge Vasco da Gama. I didn’t have an fixed itinerary, in the afternoon i walked around the city and went through Terreiro do Paço, Rossio e Armazéns do Chiado and a bunch of other places.

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I even got to see 2  weddings! Everybody was nice to the couple and was cheering for them.

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  And of course i had to go to Starbucks! I forgot to take pictures, we went on the Rossio one and it was beautiful actually. The first day was over, we were tired and stayed at the apartment but we spent a few hours on the porch watching the street in all of it’s glory. On the second and final day, we knew we had a 4 hour trip ahead so we tried to go see alot of things in the morning and we did it. We went to Torre de Belem, Padrão dos Descobrimentos e Cristo Rei. The only thing i haven’t seen was Cristo Rei but the other 2 are amazing as well.

IMG_8745 The view from Cristo Rei was awesome! You could see Lisbon and the bridge 25 de Abril. The statue is very different from the Brazilian (i haven’t been there). This one is surrounded by a grid so people don’t fall down. IMG_8787 I would love to go again and visit other places beside the ones i already saw. The city is very different from Porto but i still love my city more. Hope to go there again soon. Stay awesome, Viviana