Tróia - beach at sunset overlooking Serra da Arrábida; Portugal

Tróia – beach at sunset | Portugal

Tróia - beach at sunset | Portugal Portugal, Setubal The Tróia peninsula near Setubal has become our regular destination when we want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. For the beach of Tróia to do its best job (calming our distracting thoughts) it must be...
Al Thakhira Mosque near Al Khor; Qatar

Al Thakhira Mosque | Qatar

Al Thakhira Mosque | Qatar Al Khor, Qatar The mosque located in the town of Al Thakhira is one of the oldest historical monuments in Qatar. The town itself is located just outside of Al Khor and if you are in the area, it is worth making a stop here. The traditional...
Sunrise over Lisbon as seen from Ajuda; Portugal

Sunrise in Lisbon | Portugal

Sunrise in Lisbon | Portugal Lisbon, Portugal For over two years we had been beating ourselves up with thoughts of moving to Lisbon. On the one hand, in Berlin, we had family, friends and a fairly settled life in a country where we knew the language and culture. On...
Panorama of Carvoeiro in the Algarve; Portugal

Carvoeiro in Algarve | Portugal

Carvoeiro in Algarve | Portugal Algarve, Portugal This panoramic photo of Carvoeiro was taken during our winter trip to the Algarve. This town is a popular destination for summer vacations in Portugal. However, and this is happening more and more, it is also a place...
Santana, cottages and flowers in Madeira; Portugal

Santana – Madeira | Portugal

Santana - Madeira | Portugal Madeira, Portugal Santana in Madeira is known mainly for its characteristic houses with sloping roofs covered with straw. These houses used to be used by farmers but today they are just a tourist attraction.   May is the month when...
Madeira Ponta de Sao Lourenco Hiking Trail

Madeira – Ponta de São Lourenço | Portugal

Madeira - Ponta de São Lourenço | Portugal Madeira, Portugal Ponta de São Lourenço is the easternmost peninsula of Madeira. It is one of the parts of Madeira, where traces of civilization can be counted on your fingers.   The peninsula is named after the ship...
Seljalandsfoss at sunset in winter; Iceland

Seljalandsfoss | Iceland

Seljalandsfoss | Iceland This photo of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland was taken in February just before the first lockdown in Europe. A day in Iceland in winter is extremely short, so this brief sunset was Nico’s last opportunity to contemplate the wild...