Today starts the autumn and just because we love it, let me share with you one of the most magical places in Portugal - Manteigas.
Remembering Monastir Ostrog, in Montenegro, an orthodox temple carved in the mountain. Visiting is an experience you've to live by yourself, since photographing is forbidden. Have a great week :)
Two years ago we're here - living the tranquility of the desert, traveling by camel like people used to do for millennia.
Late afternoon chat at the beautiful Santa Bárbara garden in Braga. This garden is full of different flowers which makes it change the colours in every season.
Have you heard of Shinrin-yoku? How about forest bath? For me, it's one of the best ways to relieve stress and clear my head. If you want to know more, check the comments below and it may inspire you for the weekend :)
Banja Luka's Byzantine-style Orthodox Cathedral is an impressive structure of layered gold-brown and crab-pink stones rising to golden domes and flanked by an unfeasibly tall free-standing bell tower. The interior has a splendid carved iconostasis and giant central chandelier through which a dazzling mosaic of Christ stares down from within the main dome.
Bosnian men playing giant chess in the tranquil city of Banja Luka, the capital of Republika Srpska.
A very interesting shop window in the narrow streets of old Kotor.
Third story about random 🐕 that joined us in our travels. This time it happened in Amieira do Tejo, near Nisa. The name was Saddam, and it was the leader of our 11km hike. Saddam belongs to the village, everybody feeds it and pays for his treatments at the vet.
Second 🐕 story. We woke up at sunrise near Casalla de la Sierra (Spain), which has a landscape very similar to Alentejo (Portugal), to do a short hike before breakfast. While in the middle of olive fields this huge dog approached us. At first we're a bit afraid, but soon we realized it was very friendly. It became our loyal companion during the day and we could see the sadness in its eyes when we left.
After 3 🐈 stories I'm gonna tell you 3 🐕 stories :) This is Sofia and Fiuza, a lovely dog we met in Noudar Nature Park in Alentejo. During the weekend we spent in that golden paradise, Fiuza was our loyal company hiking in the middle of the nature. We didn't need to ask Fiuza to come with us, it was always ready to be our guide in the middle of the fields.
Another trip, another 🐈 that joined us on a hike. This one even photobombed us while we took a picture with self timer. When hiking around 1000 meters high, the less you'd expect would be a friendly cat :)