Cristina Ramella and the world

In my opinion, all jewelry is classic and super stylish. The look and design of the pieces are indeed wonderful.


Tesalate from Australia

It all started when two friends, Jacky Lam and Volkan Ozbek, went for a walk on a isolated beach at the Royal National Park in Sydney.


Where to Wine and Dine in Melbourne If You Haven’t Made Plans (by Marie Nieves)

If you want to get away from the world, Melbourne is a perfect city for you. The expansive Australian metropolis spreads across Port…


Out & Around Downtown Sydney (by Marie Nieves)

Sydney is a bustling metropolis that spreads across the colossal and intricate bay like a coral reef of eclectic architecture. The wider…


10 facts about the Park and National Palace of Pena

A German once had a lovely dream. He wanted to build a legendary castle high on the mountain range of Sintra, which is a mystical place…


The pastel de nata

The pastel de nata (cream custard, when literality translated) is a custard tart with a crunchy shell and a delicious filling. Contrary to…


The Roman Lisbon

I went to find out more about the Roman age with an Oui Go Lisbon visit and I enjoyed very much what Andreia showed and explained. I…


10 facts about the tile and the Convent of Madre de Deus

The tile is a piece of ceramics used in Portugal as an ornamental and architectural element. It’s a trademark of Portuguese culture, a…


The temples of Yogyakarta: Borobudur and Prambanan

Yogyakarta is a city located in the central part of the island of Java, one of more than 17.000 that comprise Indonesia. It’s the island’s…


What to expect from West and Central Java

Java is one of 17000 Indonesian islands, the world’s largest archipelago. It’s located in Southwest Asia, near Malaysia and Papua New…


Almourol, Barquinha and Cardiga

The municipality of Vila Nova da Barquinha is a bit more than an hour away from Lisbon (125 km). This region is bathed by the Tagus, the…


10 things to know when listening to fado in Lisbon

Fado is a deeply emotional musical style, stemming right from the singer’s soul. It is one of the most important Portugal symbols and…


10 Reasons to visit Carmo ruins, in Lisbon (Portugal) - Wandering life

10 reasons to go to the Carmo ruins

Those who visit Lisbon have to mandatorily see the ruins of Carmo, since they are located in the city’s center. What is left of the Carmo…


I'm going to stamp my Lisbon Passport and write about the places - Wandering life

Stamping the Lisbon Passport

Someone once said that the same very trip is experienced at three different moments. When we plan it, when we live it and when we recall…


Have you heard of the Tarrafal Concentration Camp? - Wandering life

Tarrafal concentration camp

In the north of the Cape Verde island of Santiago, about 60 km from the beach, the Tarrafal is found. It is an arid zone that reaches the…


What are the main attractions of Santiago (Cape Verde)? - Wandering life

What to see in Santiago (Cape Verde)

Santiago is one of the ten islands that comprise the archipelago of Cape Verde (together with the islanders). It is located in the Atlantic…


One day in Belém, in Lisbon of the Discoveries - Wandering life

One day in Belém (Lisbon of the Discoveries)

Approximately 11 km from the center of Lisbon, we find Belém, a riverside area. It is a bit outside the capital, yet it is unforgettable,…


Do you ever been to Disney? Do you know who Walt Disney was? - Wandering life

Disney theme parks

Walt Disney opened in 1955 the 1st amusement park (of Disney and in the world) in California, where children and adults could play, but…


Palm Springs - Discover more in Wandering Lif

What to do in Palm Springs

With the discovery and development of Palm Springs, several architects built modern houses, inspired by the city’s desert environment. As…


A Sunday afternoon at Lx Factory - Wandering Life

A Sunday afternoon at Lx Factory

Lx Factory emanates a good vibe, due to a mishmash of factors. It has an abandoned and decayed appearance, the stores and the offices are…


Meet the Lisbon of Fernando Pessoa, portuguese writer - Wandering Life

Pessoa’s Lisbon

Fernando Pessoa is regarded by many as the greatest Portuguese writer of modern times. He spent most of his life in the city of Lisbon, and…


Three places to find Franz Kafka in Prague - Wandering Life

3 best places to find Kafka (Prague)

Once upon a time there was a Czech known as Franz Kafka. Born in Prague on 3 July 1883, during an era when the Czech Republic was part of…


Do you know what to see in the old town square of Prague? - Wandering Life

What to see in the square of old town (Prague)

The historic centre of Prague is something magnificent, with stunning buildings, an impressive castle and one of the most famous bridges in…


Learn all about Prague's famous astronomical clock - Wandering Life

What does the Prague astronomical clock tell us?

On the facade of the old City Council, located in the city’s heart (old town), we can find one the most emblematic points of Prague. It’s…


Learn all about the magnificent Prague Castle - Wandering Life

What to see in Prague Castle

The castle is a super important symbol, not only of Prague, but of the whole Czech Republic. It’s the seat of political and religious…


Learn all about the most famous bridge in Prague - Wandering Life

Why you have to go to the Charles Bridge (Prague)

The city has more than 300 bridges… over the Vltava and also over other water courses found there. This is why it is aptly named the city…


Learn why you should buy the Lisbon Passport - Wandering Life

What is Lisbon Passport

For long as I can recall I’ve always enjoyed keeping stuff during my trips. Souvenirs that make me go back to a city I’ve visited, a subway…


Do you want to know why you have to go to the Arab Baths of Cordoba? - Wandering Life

How are the Arab baths (Córdoba)

For several hundreds of years, the region of Andalusia was occupied by the Arabs. These people had a massive influence on the life of…


Why should we visit the famous Alhambra... - Wandering Life

What to see in Alhambra (Spain)

Believe that the 1st impression that will have of Alhambra will be splendorous, but the true enchantment happens on the inside…


Have you ever met a city with a Guddy? - Wandering Life

Getting to know Lisbon with Local Guddy

We can know a city through its history, food, nightlife, businesses, or in other ways. I recently crossed paths with Local Guddy. I tried…


Get to know 4 good reasons to go to Cordoba already! - Wandering Life

4 good reasons to visit Córdoba

Córdoba is the city of caliphs. It is located in the heart of the Andalusian region, next to the waters of Guadalquivir River, one of the…


Seven reasons to visit the Cathedral of Seville - Wandering Life

What to see in Seville Cathedral

As soon as we reach the heart of the city of Seville, we immediately see its cathedral, Santa Maria de la Sede. It’s a majestic monument,…


Get to know the Plaza de España, the most emblematic of Seville - Wandering Life

What to see in Spain Square in Seville

I do love the city of Seville and every time I go there I end up walking around this square. So let’s know it a bit better. The Spain…


Let us know better the region of Andalusia? - Wandering Life

Top 3 cities in Andalusia

There’s something different around here, when compared to the rest of the Spain. The landscape, the white houses, the cuisine and the way…


Versatile Blogger Award (and 7 facts about me)

Wandering Life was nominated for the Vesatile Blogger Award!! This is the 1st award that this blog receives J And a chain prize in the…


Guarda and its Cathedral

The district of Guarda is located in the Portuguese region of Beira Alta, bounded on the north by Braganza, on the east by Spain and on the…


Did you know that Sigtuna was the 1st city in all of Sweden? - Wandering Life

What to see in Sigtuna, where Sweden was born

Based on what the legend says, Sigtuna was Sweden’s very 1st city. This is where we can find medieval churches, ruins, castles and runes…


Did you know that Stockholm is made up of 14 islands? - Wandering Life

What to see in the Stockholm City Hall

The building where the City Council of Stockholm is lodged is also the city’s symbol. It is located in the centre, on the Kungsholmen…


Do you know Skansen, Stockholm's open-air museum? - Wandering Life

What to see in Skansen (the past of Sweden)

The Skansen is the 1st open-air museum in the world. It started as a royal reserve, where reindeer deer and elk were kept. It is now a…


Do you know Vasa, the ship that was once at the bottom of the sea? - Wandering Life

Vasa, the ship that once was at the bottom of the sea

The Vasa museum houses the only war vessel of the 17th century in the world. This attraction is one of the most visited in Scandinavia. I…


Did you know that Stockholm is made up of 14 islands? - Wandering Life

The 14 islands of Stockholm

Stockholm is the Swedish capital, being also the country’s largest city overall, the most important and one of the oldest. It is located in…


Do you want to know what my trip to Jamaica was like? - Wandering Life

Where to go in Jamaica

In 2008 I visited some Caribbean islands and it was unforgettable. It is a region endowed with an extremely rich culture, an enormous…


Where I went on my first trip to Morocco - Wandering Life

One month in Morocco

The idea that I initially had of Marrakesh was that it would turn out to be an enchanting and fascinating city. The perfect plateau for a…


Discover more the palm shaped islands of Dubai- Wandering Life

Do you know the 3 palm-shaped islands?

These tree artificial islands have a palm-tree shape, hence their name. They happen to be encircled by a crescent-shaped barrier, aimed to…


Ukulhas, one authentic island of Maldives - Wandering Life

Ukulhas, one authentic island of Maldives

This is where I stayed for quite some time. I wanted to be acquainted with the paradisiac beaches, whilst trying to escape from resorts a…


Let's get to know the Maldives better? - Wandering Life

Getting to know the Maldives

The Republic of Maldives is found in the Indian Ocean, in the south-west of Sri Lanka and India. It comprises 1190 islands (200 of those…


Let's get to know Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah better? - Wandering Life

Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of 7 emirates. Abu Dhabi is its de facto capital, however, Dubai is the largest city…


Do you know the oldest temple in Chiang Mai? - Wandering Life

The oldest temple of Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is located in the Ping River valley, a mountainous area, about 700 km away from Bangkok. It comprises more than 300 temples,…


Know a little better the Royal Grand Palace of Bangkok - Wandering Life

The Grand Palace of Bangkok

One of Bangkok’s most fascinating places is its Grand Palace. It’s located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, an area where some people…


Why is the beautiful Bangkok the City of Angels? - Wandering Life

Bangkok, the City of Angels

Thai people actually don’t recognize the city by the name of Bangkok, rather Krung Thep or City of Angels. These last two come from the…


Get to know Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Siam - Wandering Life

Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Siam

First, we can address this site’s history, one that started when, many centuries ago, Thai people migrated to south from China. After the…


The famous Phi Phi Islands in Thailand - Wandering Life

Phi Phi Islands

The islands can be found in the Andaman Sea, relatively close to Phuket, in southwestern Thailand. Most of its area is occupied by huge…


Get to know the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires - Wandering Life

La Boca of Buenos Aires

La Boca is a neighbourhood located in the city of Buenos Aires, at the mouth of Riachuelo River. The neighbourhood holds a unique…


Let's get to know the Palermo Woods of Buenos Aires? - Wandering Life

Bosques de Palermo in Buenos Aires

Parque Tres de Febrero is also known as Bosques de Palermo. It was in this exact same spot that, on February 3 the Battle of Caseros took…


The neighborhood of Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires - Wandering Life

Puerto Madero of Buenos Aires

The city of Buenos Aires is divided into 48 neighborhoods. It is a huge city. In this article I’m going to talk about Puerto Madero, the…


The biggest avenue in Buenos Aires - Wandering Life

The 9 de Julio Avenue of Buenos Aires

The name of 9 de Julio Avenue is a tribute to the date when the independence of Argentina was declared, before the Spanish crown. It took…


Let's get to know the famous Taormina theater? - Wandering Life

The Greek theatre of Taormina

When visiting Sicily, you should really go to Taormina. It is known as the Pearl of the Ionian Sea and is located at the top of Mt. Taurus.…


Let's get to know the beautiful Italian island of Sicily? - Wandering Life

Sicily

This Italian island is a bit unlike the rest of the country. Its history is different and a truly rich one. It is a fascinating site.


The Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge - Wandering Life

The Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge

Those who go to Venice really have to visit this canal, by vaporetto and/or gondola. Both of its banks have stunning palaces that were…


Do you know the history of St. Mark's Basilica? - Wandering Life

St Mark’s Basilica

It started in the year of 828, when the relics of St Mark were stolen and brought from Alexandria to Venice. In this case the relic was the…


Let's get to know the islands of Venice better? - Wandering Life

The islands of Venice

A stroll through La Serenissima must include lovely boat cruises that visit some of the region’s islands. Do not confine yourself to the…


Do you know how the Venice gondolas came about? - Wandering Life

The gondolas of Venice

The gondolas of Venice are perhaps the world’s most beautiful boats. The workmanship and structures of the gondolas that today float in…


Let´s find out the origin of the name of Bridge of Sighs? - Wandering Life

Venice’s Bridge of Sighs

The legend says that the lovers who pass under this bridge will be in love forever…


Do you know how the romantic Venice came about? - Wandering Life

How Venice came about

It is granted with an unmatchable beauty due to its palaces, squares and canals, home of the immensely popular gondolas. I remember my…


Central Park

Central Park is located in the city of New York, in the epicenter of Manhattan Island. It’s one of the city’s most attended places and it…


Empire State Building

It’s located in the central area of the island Manhattan, known as Midtown. It’s a skyscraper built in the Art Déco style, comprising 102…


Why is New York the Big Apple? - Wandering Life

Why do they call New York the Big Apple?

The city of New York is known as the Big Apple. That designation came to surface for the first time in a critique of the wealth…


How the island of Manhattan organizes itself - Wandering Life

Getting to know the organization of Manhattan

Manhattan is the smallest island and the most well-known borough, encompassing the city’s main attractions. The island is 21,6 km long and…


The history of the Herdade do Esporão - Wandering Life

The history of Herdade do Esporão

There are several wine-growing regions, with one of the widest being the one of Alentejo. This is the location of the Esporão Estate,…


Let's get to know the Jemaa el-Fna square - Wandering Life

The Jemaa el Fna square, in Marrakesh

It is the heart of Marrakesh’s medina and one of Africa’s most famous square. The square was elected, by UNESCO, as an Intangible Cultural…


Get to know Marrakesh, the red city - Wandering Life

Marrakesh, the red town

When visiting Marrakech, calmly stroll, at the end of the day, along the medina’s reddish wall. The color is more beautiful during that…


The Sahara Desert in Morocco - Wandering Life

The Sahara desert in Morocco

It’s the largest of all the hot deserts. It’s located in the north of Africa and its extension is just a bit shorter than Europe. It covers…


Let's get to know a Moroccan medina - Wandering Life

A Moroccan medina

A common medina is comprised by an entanglement of sinuous and narrow streets (they can make a total of 9000), which are delimited by a…


The fascinating ksar of Ait Benhaddou - Wandering Life

The ksar of Ait Benhaddou

The ksar of Ait Benhaddou is one of the most gorgeous among the many that exist in Morocco. It served as a setting for movies such as…


Let's get to know Chefchaouen, the blue city - Wandering Life

Chefchaouen, the blue city

The local people name it Chaouen, a word which comes from the expression “ech-Chaoua”. The meaning is “The Horns”, given that the city is…


Get to know the history of Tangier, gateway to Africa - Wandering Life

Tangier, Africa’s gateway

Given its location on the top of the country, it is known as Africa’s gateway. It’s a mishmash of Moroccan, European and African cultures,…


The best in Brazil for 3 invited bloggers - Wandering Life

The Brazil’s Very Best by Mariana Viaja and the blog Alma de Viajante

Brazil is a country which has a great territorial extension and offers many distinct experiences. We can visit many cities like Minas…


Get to know the Brazilian city of Natal better - Wandering Life

The City of Natal

The city is much more than beach and sea and the proximity to nature.


Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro

It’s the most popular Brazilian depiction in the whole world. In 2007 it was elected as one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World.


Senhor do Bonfim (Lord of Bonfim) and the famous fitinhas

The Senhor do Bonfim Sanctuary Basilica is one the most popular and attended sites of Salvador da Bahia, in Brazil.


The Pelourinho neighborhood of Salvador da Bahia

I recommend visiting Salvador. Its local people are extremely welcoming, the food is magnificent and the weather is great. Lots of history…


Copacabana and the Portuguese pavement

Copacabana is a neighborhood located in the south of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Its beach and promenade comprise one of the most…


Sortelha and Serra da Estrela

I underline Sortelha, one of the most beautiful, ancient and well-preserved historical villages in Portugal. In it, the houses made of…


The Douro region

The Douro region is one of the oldest and most splendid vineyard regions in Europe.


The Madeira archipelago

The Madeira Island is very hilly and it encompasses one of the highest Portuguese peaks: Pico Ruivo is 1862 meters tall and it’s the…


The Castle of São Jorge

The Castle of São Jorge is located at the top of one of Lisbon’s hills. It’s classified as a National Monument and from there you can get…


The Port Wine

The registration of the first Port wine is from 1678. Although the wine was produced in an interior region, it adopted the name of Porto,…


The medieval village of Monsaraz

It’s one of the oldest villages in Portugal and it's classified as a National Monument. Located at the top of a hill, the white and steep…


Cante from Alentejo

The region of Alentejo comprises almost a third of the Portuguese territory, from the Tagus river to the Algarve. In it, one can find…


The Romantic Village of Sintra

It has a unique weather due to the proximity of the Sintra Mountains and many times finds itself wrapped in mist, something that gives it a…


A Brief Historical Introduction of Portugal

We can start talking about this country’s history with the Roman occupation of the territory located in the east of Spain, which…


The Original Story Of Miami

The famous city of Miami is located in Florida, an American state. The waters washing Florida are overloaded with shipwrecks that have…


Dunns River Falls

The Dunns River falls were a stage of the movies “Cocktail” and “Dr. No”. They are indeed super gorgeous and super well-known.


Jamaica, reggae and Bob Marley

Before the arrival of the Spanish, Jamaica was inhabited by Indians who called the land “Xaymaca”, “the land of wood and water”.


Discover the Valle de Viñales

In Valle de Viñales there are limestone rock formations called mogotes, countless caverns and underground rivers. The most known mogote is…


Trinidad, the most beautiful colonial city of Cuba

It’s one of the most beautiful cities in Cuba and, along with the Valley de los Ingenios, is a World Heritage Site since 1988.


Havana: old city and its fortifications

It’s one the most beautiful cities in the world and the old town with its fortification systems was declared a World Heritage Site by…


The Music of Cuba

In Cuba, you can listen to and feel the music in virtually every corner.


The Pirate Republic of Nassau

In the end of the 1600s and early 1700s, the Bahamas became a base for many pirates. Nassau was actually proclaimed the Republic of…


The Caribbean Region

This is the place where one can find beautiful beaches with crystal clear and warm water, and fine, golden sand.


Jodhpur, the blue city of India

The city of Jodhpur is one of the oldest of Rajasthan, a state located in northern India. It is known as the blue city, since its houses…


The Amber Fort of the Land of the Maharajahs

The Amber Fort is located about 11 km of Jaipur, which is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan.


Hinduism and its Gods

The most important religion in Indian is Hinduism and is one the oldest in the world.


Varanasi, India’s sacred city

The writer Mark Twain said that “Varanasi is older than history itself, older than tradition and even older than the legend, and it looks…


The love history of Taj Mahal

The story begins with a prince who fell in love with a princess, whom he married later on. The princess was called Arjumand Banu Begum, but…


The Palace of Winds of Jaipur

The first impression one has when seeing the Palace is that it is something massive. But when you look a little bit better you can see that…


The caste system in India

One of the first references to the caste system in India may have happened in one of the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism, the Vedas. It is…


India: Politics, Geography and Languages

In this article I’m going to approach aspects related to the political organization, geography and the languages that exist in the Republic…


Mértola is the most Arab city of Portugal

It has an enormous historical heritage, comprising traces of different periods.


The name of Cape Verde

Cape Verde is an archipelago comprised of 10 islands of volcanic origin (and 8 islets), which is located in the Atlantic Ocean. Together…


The Statue of Liberty of New York

The official name of the Statue of Liberty of New York is “Liberty enlightening the world” and the Americans call it “Lady……


The name of the Azores

There are some mysteries surrounding the name’s origin and a couple of theories.


The Red Square of Moscow

The Red Square of Moscow is a famous place, deemed as Russia’s central site and separates the Royal city and the historical neighborhood of…


The Popular Saints of Lisbon

June is the month of the popular saints, a period when the oldest and typical neighborhoods (such as Alfama, Madragoa or Mouraria) are…


Those born in Rio de Janeiro are Cariocas

Carioca is the name given to those who are born in Rio de Janeiro. The name carioca derives from the Tupi.


The name of Rio de Janeiro

In the past, this bay’s shore was occupied by Indian tribes of the Amazon, which baptized it.


Lisbon’s Tram 28

The iconic route number 28 of the tram network of CARRIS is one of the most popular touristic attractions in Lisbon.


La Rambla or Las Ramblas of Barcelona

It’s the busiest and most vibrant pedestrian street in Barcelona, with many historical buildings and interesting places.


What is the Big Ben of London? A tower, a clock or a bell?

Big Ben is one the most important symbols of the United Kingdom. This name, Big Ben, may be due to the high stature of Sir Benjamin Hall.


The Chrysler Building in New York

Walter P. Chrysler, the founder of the Chrysler automaker, wanted to erect an office building that was the highest in the world and one…