Category Portugal

The Bridges of Europe – Part One, Southern Europe

Korinth (Corinth), Greece The Corinth Canal in Greece is an incredible feat of engineering and was once an important navigational route which allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea. Carved through the isthmus at sea level, the canal is 6.4 km long with a width of only 25 metres. Impossible for modern ships to go through, […]

Harry Potter’s Portugal – Landmarks That (May) Have Inspired The Book Series

Harry Potter in Porto Most people know the story about how the amazing J K Rowling wrote the beginnings of the Harry Potter series as a single mother sat in the Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh, often staying for hours on end with a single cup of coffee and writing the story on free paper […]

Sunday Photo – Douro River Bridges, Porto

Monday Morning Blues – 25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon

This weeks’ Monday morning blues pic comes from Portugal. The o25 de Abril Bridge in the capital is a suspension bridge across to the municipality of Almada on the left bank of the Tagus river. It was completed in 1966, whilst a train platform was added in 1999. Built by the American Bridge Company, it […]

2018 Gone, 2019 Beckons

Travels in Europe, Asia & The Americas It is the time of the year to reflect back on the year’s adventures and look forward to what 2019 may bring. There is something different for me this year however. A recent nine-day hospitalisation has given me time to think about what the privilege of travel really […]

Wordless Wednesday -25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon

Sintra – Hit & Mist

Whilst on a business trip to Lisbon I decided to take some time out to visit the acclaimed nearby town of Sintra. Forty by minutes by train from Lisbon’s city centre Estacio Rossio, Sintra is one of Portugal’s highlights, even for a nation with more sparkling jewels than Queen Elizabeth & Melania Trump combined. The […]

Lisbon Has Character

A chap I just noticed…….

Sunday Photo – Lisbon Arch (With Eurovision Village)

Wilbur’s Travels Meets Harry Potter World

Despite being north of fifty years-old, my favourite ever book series is J K Rowling’s wizarding tales of good versus evil. Over recent years my muggle travels have coincided with some magical locations, so I have decided to collect my Potter themed posts together onto a dedicated page that can be accessed via this link. […]