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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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The Chance Encounter

Portugal

“Chance encounters play a prominent role in shaping human lives…Some fortuitous encounters touch only lightly, others leave more lasting effects, and still others branch people into new trajectories of life.”- Albert Bandura, The Psychology of Chance Encounters and Life Paths…

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Lisbon Morning

Portugal, Travel

Dear Friends, For the sixth time, and with a great degree of scucess, I found a room on Airbnb. My host is a charming Portuguese woman, Agostinha, who welcomed me with a warm smile, a bag of groceries, and unbeknownst…

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