Category Archives: Portugal

More photos of the Dom Luis I Bridge in Porto

I made a mistake in describing the photo I took for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge (see here). My memory tricked me. I thought this was the photo I took after exiting the funicular one day to spend the afternoon … Continue reading

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MM 4-08 Walking along the Douro River

After our nine-day journey along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain we took a bus to Porto, Portugal and spent another three days there. One day we took the three-minute ride on the Funicular dos Guindais down … Continue reading

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Why we went to Spain, Portugal and New York: An Overview of Our 2017 Vacation

My sisters Betty and Marie are avid walkers and when they heard that my wife and I were interested in visiting the Camino de Santiago de Compostela this year they expressed an interest in joining us. But when they realized … Continue reading

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We’re Back from Our Annual Spring Vacation

This year we traveled to northern Spain and Portugal and onĀ  the way back stopped in New York City for four days before flying back home. For the first nine days of our trip we followed the thousands of pilgrims … Continue reading

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Portugal’s Pena Palace in Monochrome

My wife and I traveled to Portugal in the spring of 2010 and one day we took the train from central Lisbon to Sintra about 25 km away to see the Pena Palace (Palacio Nacional da Pena), the summer home … Continue reading

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Fatima in Monochrome

In the spring of 2010 my wife and I flew to London on British Airways and from there to Lisbon. But we couldn’t land. The Pope (Benedict XVI) got there first and we just circled over Lisbon for about an … Continue reading

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