Sailing along Sesimbra coastline

At the foothills of the Serra da Arrábida, a mountain range between Setúbal and Sesimbra lays the small fishing village of Sesimbra. During the summertime, this place is amazing to explore because it is cozy and the area is tranquil. Not to mention the variety of fresh seafood available. The water around the shoreline is crystal…

Anthony Bourdain dead at 61!

I just received this shit news less than two hours ago. I am speechless because I had the pleasure to meet Anthony on a few occasions on his “No Reservations” before he later went on to work with CNN. Most notably his Lisbon/ Ericeira trip. He was a character, a real New York “bad boy”…

The Pope visits Portugal and I was there…

Although, I am not Catholic and do admire Pope Francis and do acknowledge he is by far one of the most popular ‘world leaders.’   Of Course, I was going to make the short drive up to participate in one of Portugal’s biggest religious events. His stay may be brief but of great importance, as he…

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo. It is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but it also has a grim history. KK was leveled during the second world war but nowadays it is one of the most developing cities in Malaysia. It was…

Jurassic Park in Portugal ??

I am here in the small town of Lourinhã, which is located about 70 km North of Lisbon. A short distance compared to the mind-smacking ‘time-travel’ I am going to embark. The ignition which sparks this journey begins with some petrified remains known as fossils. Lourinhã is famous for its many dinosaur fossils and back…

Farmer’s market in Setubal, Portugal

Nothing is better than waking up early in the morning during the summertime and to drive to the local farmer’s market before it gets crowded. Strolling slowly along the unique coastline taking in the spectacular views of the beautiful Arrabida mountain chain and the calm River Sado and the vast Atlantic ocean. Overlooking the picturesque…