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

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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

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

Natural Park Peneda Geres, an unexpected musician

After the full day of calming and relaxing, "meditation" trip around the Natural Park Peneda-Geres in the Northen Portugal, we decided to see more and went to a view point near Ermida. Passing by this gorgeous view of the valley you are entering a small village, where the road ends. We had a choice - to … Continue reading Natural Park Peneda Geres, an unexpected musician

Our “meditation” trip, Escape to Natural Park Peneda Geres

This weekend we were invited to spend some time relaxing, forget work, pressure, meetings and simply disconnect. We couldn't resist this offer so we spend an hour in the train from Porto to Braga and then were picked up by our host to continue our trip to the Natural Park Peneda-Geres, where we were supposed to … Continue reading Our “meditation” trip, Escape to Natural Park Peneda Geres