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.
Unplanned trips are the best. On a warm Friday night I called my friend M. to find out if she wanted to spend the weekend sunbathing in some beach close to the capital. She already had plans to do so, but in her getaway town – Areia Branca, a coastal settlement known for its fossilised creatures
I gotta admit, I had to use my good ol’ friend Google to get the title, which simply translates to Lithuanian Family. The cases of this Baltic language are horrid, so I needed to be sure that I had Lietuvos written correctly.
Thank God that the Skype call ran in English, which was universally understandable. Despite not seeing them daily anymore, the bond between Lietuva and Portugal is still strong! 🙂
This Saturday I decided to go all-touristy and embark on Lisbon’s tram 28, winding up and down the hills of the city.
Despite being a Lisboeta for the last two decades, this was my first time ever on a vintage yellow tram.