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Monthly Archives / October 2013

Istanbul, Turkey

Arriving in Istambul after visiting Cappadocia was a shock. We left a calm village to find a huge urban center where 13 million of people live. And Istanbul has everything that a city of 13 million people can offer: historical buildings, fascinating culture, crazy traffic, heavy pollution… Wonders and chaos. A crowded street market is […]

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Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia (or Kapadokya for the Turkish) is a region in Turkey with beautiful rocky formations, that resulted from vulcanic activities that started more than 3 million years ago. With time, valleys and hills were formed, creating a beautiful landscape, different from everything we had seen so far. During some moments, it feels like you’re walking […]

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Södertälje, Sweden

Södertälje is a small town in Sweden, next to the capital Stockholm. Guto’s sister lives there, she’s married to a Swedish guy. And that’s why we chose this place as one of our destinations. We spent a week among family, getting to know friends and doing some Swedish things: from looking for (and finding) wild […]

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Tips from Italy

After London and Paris, it’s time to share some tips about the land of our families, the beautiful Italy! We’ve already talked about how renting rooms in local homes has been helping us to live some great experiences and, at the same time, stay in our budget. In Italy it wasn’t different. In Turin we […]

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Historical chitchat

In Sweden we had the oportunity to meet Hugo, a 93-year-old gentleman, who actually looks 70 and feels 20. Not such an ordinary man, Hugo is very cheerful, smart and communicative. So that, even though we don’t speak a word in swedish and he doesn’t speak portuguese as well, we were able to talk a […]

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Rome, Italy

Click on the pictures to see them in a better resolution. The best word to describe Rome is: impressive. The city manages to combine in a very enjoyable way the urban chaos of a cosmopolitan city to the great historical sites that makes us think about the beggining of modern society. It’s a city that […]

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