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Photo report from the Red Bull World Championship 2017 in Porto

It was a very beautiful sunny weekend and Douro River attracted around 250 thousand people a day. It was quite a race! We tried several spots to have the best view of the race, so here we go. We started at the riverside of Nova Vila de Gaia, so could enjoy the fantastic view over … Continue reading Photo report from the Red Bull World Championship 2017 in Porto

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Lusitanos or how to stay in a saddle

I developed a deep love for horses since I can remember. However, I started riding only when I was 16 and have been riding ever since. With some breaks, but always coming back. My first horse back in Russia was a tempered, but very sweet lady named Potekha: When I moved to Portugal, my dream … Continue reading Lusitanos or how to stay in a saddle

The grapes harvest or Vindimas. An experience of a lifetime

  I still remember my first time at Vindimas (this is how the grapes' harvest in Portugal is called). It was such an amazing time full of laughs, singing, picking and treading grapes and, of course, the famous grilled pork with the family of estate owners. I am not going to repeat myself as I've … Continue reading The grapes harvest or Vindimas. An experience of a lifetime

Algarve – Vila do Bispo

I know there are not so many Portuguese people who know this place, not even talking about foreigners. I was brought here for work, that's why I got to know this small village or town. Well, I have to admit that you can see the whole town from the top of the hill, which is … Continue reading Algarve – Vila do Bispo

And… we did it! We are the CHAMPIONS!!!

We are the Champions!!! Sirens of the cars are not stopping outside, people are celebrating, we are the best in Europe! Our team showed the whole world who Portuguese are - they are conquerors!!! This small country that some Europeans don't know even exist... This country became the best of the best! This will be … Continue reading And… we did it! We are the CHAMPIONS!!!

Passadiços do Paiva – the way to walk

Sometimes it's so worth it to wake up at 7:00 am on Sunday in Portugal... Today was that day. We were planning to go hiking in Passadiços do Paiva and agreed to meet with the group of local Portuguese friends at 8:30 am. Well, everybody is always late in Portugal, so we are sitting in … Continue reading Passadiços do Paiva – the way to walk

Christmas in Portugal. How do we celebrate

Today is the day for people from all over the world to sit around the table or just get together with their family and friends and enjoy the time! Some people will exchange their presents, some people will be lucky to welcome Santa Claus in their homes, some people will be just happy to see … Continue reading Christmas in Portugal. How do we celebrate