Category: Journals

TravelAround: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast, Ireland has always been one of those youth dream destinations. If you were born in the 70s or the 80s, you are more than certain to have influences from this northern sea country: I lived most of my high school and college with U2 as a soundtrack, while drinking Guinness or Jameson when with friends. Belfast, is the Northern…

TravelAround: Malmö, Sweden

Malmö is the capital city of the Scania district, in the southern part of Sweden. With a population of approximately 300.000 inhabitants, Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden and the fifth of Scandinavia.  Once a big industrial area, Malmö struggled with the adaptation to the post-industrialism. The construction of the Øresund Bridge, brought a new life to the region,…

Travelaround: Antwerp, Belgium

Disclaimer: I have lived for a while in the Netherlands and loved it. For that reason, there is a strong possibility that my visit to Antwerp has been tinted positively by that experience.   Antwerp is the second biggest city in Belgium and the capital of the Antwerp district in the region of Flanders. With of one of the biggest…

Algés, Portugal morning session

The session Early spring, warm weather and dull sky. That would be the best description for the morning session I had yesterday at Algés, Lisbon, Portugal. Being quite close to my home, meant I could spend a couple more minutes in bed while I checked the weather forecast. In a lot more words it went: DULL. When this happens, we must make the…

TravelAround: Europe – Barcelona, Spain

Having a geographical distributed team (#MSPFE), spread through Europe, has many advantages. I will not get into many details right now, but for the sake of this article, there is a relevant one: when you gather the team, well… some of us have to travel. This time I was one of the selected therefore having to travel to the gathering point –…

Trip classifications

I feel my analytical background kicking in… When I look at my travel posts, I feel there is something missing, as some sort of Trip classification that could help me on the organization of geographies, but also you who are reading a post and maybe make a decision to go somewhere or not. Stars, 1 to 5 classifications are fine…

TravelAround: Africa – Luanda, Angola

Angola and its capital Luanda, are not a usual touristic destination. Not as yet anyway! The potential is there and is enormous. Nevertheless it is certainly one of the work destination for many Portuguese, mainly due to our common language and historical facts. A lot of families still hold members of both countries. Portugal and Angola have a common history and one that…

TravelAround: CopperBelt, Zâmbia

Zâmbia is a southern African country that has Angola, Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia as neighboring countries. With a large country size and a very disperse population of 13M+, Zambia is one of the largest mining countries, with a region named Copper Belt as a reference to that specific industry. This was the zone I visited for…

TravelAround: Gävle and Sandviken, Sweden

November 2016. In Lisbon I start packing my cabin sized bag with my first (of many I hope) trip to Sweden. Outside a warm Autumn with temperatures around 18º C strongly influences me on the choices I make regarding clothing. A quick check on one of many weather forecast sites, focus me on a reality around 0ºC an possible some…

TravelAround: Timisoara, Romania

Timisoara is the capital city of the Timiș county, one of the total of 41 counties and Municipality of Bucharest that make up Romania. Located in Southwest Europe, Romania has as neighboring countries Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine, Moldavia as well as a natural border with the black sea. Located in the western part of the country, it is the third most populous city in…

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