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Leaving Lisbon

Portugal

In Lisbon, every cobblestone is a drum, every tile on a facade, a stringed instrument. Lisbon’s streets and buildings are full-fledged orchestras; andante; allegro; crescendo; adagio. My canvas-bound feet knows the rhythm and keeps the tempo…or perhaps, the streets know mine.

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A New Beginning in Fontainhas, Cascais

Portugal

Dear Friends, When I opened my bedroom window, and soon after the kitchen window, the views were identical: raindrops suspended on the edge of the frame, white houses and apartment buildings with rust-colored roofs, large trees, the sea. Yesterday, I moved…

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O Pescador (The Fisherman)

Portugal, Travel

The voices in the restaurant almost drown out the strains of music. Only three tables are occupied, yet the room seems full– perhaps, it’s the kerosene lamps hanging from the ceiling, the low wooden beams, the black and white paintings,…

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Cascais, Cascais, Cascais!

Portugal, Travel

Dear Friends, Forty minutes, and ninenteen miles from the center of Lisbon, awaits an idyllic town– Cascais. The coastal town Cascais has streets lined with palm trees, designer stores, restaurants, smaller boutiques and pocket-friendly shops, gelaterias, bookshops, a yoga studio,…

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The Load Grows Lighter: A Day at Gulbenkian

life, Portugal

On a Sunday afternoon, when the sun is streaming through raised shutters, and nature is beckoning, “Come to me,” get up, and go. Give yourself to trees, to art, to birds, to lakes, to wind, to the sound of twigs…

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Sleepwalking Down Rua Da Graça

life, Portugal

Some say, “The world’s a terrible place.” Untrue. That makes no sense. Wonderful people do small and grandiose acts of kindness everyday with no recognition. Videos of us helping and loving each other rarely go viral.

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To Lisbon With Undying Love

Portugal, Travel

This is how it starts– the falling in love with a city. It descends and envelops you. There’s nothing to do, it happens all at once. In mid-step, between your exhale and inhale, you realize it.

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