An adventure in Sintra, Portugal – In photographs (Part one)

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My friend Kat and I decided to go on adventure at the end of the semester. The first question was – where? My first choice was Bosnia and Herzegovina, as I had a very specific image in my heart of where I needed to be. But we eventually chose Portugal (Don’t worry B & H, you’re next!). I was craving nature, mountains, trees, green, grass and Kat loves the sunshine. Kat discovered the city of Sintra, about 45 minutes outside of Lisbon. I would like to share some (okay, a LOT) of photographs from our adventures in Portugal.

It’s mostly images, not so much writing. I think the photographs speak for themselves.

Have you been to Portugal before, or are there any readers who are from this gorgeous country?

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We stayed at this gorgeous hotel – The Sintra Boutique Hotel. I would recommend this hotel. It is beautifully decorated, and the staff are wonderful.

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Our favourite chair in the lobby. IMG_9726

Our room.

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Adventure time! IMG_9986

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A small water fountain in the forest. IMG_9980

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Our sweet tuk-tuk driver! IMG_9965

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Dessert for breakfast? Yes.IMG_0220

Our hike to the castle. IMG_0134

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This was right before I got moss all over my white jeans. With great pants, come great responsibility.

Me: Nature! Why you gotta be this way? Why you hate me?

Kat: (Very calmly) Maybe Nature doesn’t hate you. Maybe this is just nature embracing you.

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Spotted the castle – our next destination.IMG_0061

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“Look, I am so big!”IMG_0023

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And while we walked to the castle, we sang along to this:

And now you can sing along too, because the lyrics are up there too!

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Yep, I definitely got my nature fix.

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And that’s all for today. I have another part (or two) of photographs to share with you all in the coming days.

8 thoughts on “An adventure in Sintra, Portugal – In photographs (Part one)

  1. JoAnn Hempel says:

    Beautiful pictures!
    Looks like you and Your friend Kat had a lovely time!
    I loved the water fountain in the forest….interesting 😉

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  2. smartbsolutions says:

    Amazing country – I’ve been only for work – short visits – but you inspired me to go back one day for holidays in nature – and will remember to bring “bare necessities” with me 🙂 thank you – I will be singing that one today 🙂

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    • Malavika says:

      Hi Signe! It always so wonderful to hear from you and hear your input. You should definitely go back to Portugal! Have you been to Sintra in particular before?
      Hehe, the bare necessities – I love that song! It is so uplifting and always gives me a jungle vibe! 🙂 xo

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      • smartbsolutions says:

        Will do – Portugal is on the list and Sintra in particular – haven’t been there. Your photo stories were so inspiring – thank you! Plus today will be “bare necessities” in my head all day again – thanks for that 🙂

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