It’s been one month since our family grew bigger.
Portugal is not only made of postcard-like cities, pristine beaches and breathtaking natural areas unspoiled by men. Every summer of every year, wildfires ravage the country, engulfing trees, forests, animals, villages, people… It has become such a commonality that people are no longer surprised, like the news of another shooting somewhere in the US.
This year was no different. Besides what was lost as part of the ecosystem, more than one hundred lives were taken alongside. O.N.E. H.U.N.D.R.E.D.
Is this the future we want?
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa consoles an elderly woman during a visit to areas that were affected by recent wildfires in Santa Comba on Oct. 19, 2017. Hundreds of fires raged across the country's northern and central regions this week following the driest summer in nearly 90 years, Reuters reports. At least 41 people were killed; thousands of firefighters were dispatched to bring the blazes under control. Photograph by Nuno Andre Ferreira—@epaphotos-EFE/@shutterstock
Everyday I receive on my inbox a handful of newsletters from various services that I signed up to. Sometimes I don’t even bother paying attention to them.
The one I got today was different. The header photo, a perfectly taken snapshot of Trakai Castle, an hour away from Vilnius, immediately drew my attention. Memories of my 10-month-stay in Lithuania came as fast as they went…
Lufthansa is testing me, for sure!
Even though it isn’t the best snapshot, this photo is all about this BIG BIG family known as GASTagus.