Travelling - Discovering myself. :o))
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Do you know this warm craving which makes you wanna explore?
Dou you know this child-like giddiness when collecting the data before your trip. While diving into the vast Internet world you think of all the places you are going to visit; all the sunsets you are going to witness, coffee flavours you are going to experience…
Completely robbed in
4:00 in the morning, crowded train full of people who all looked like Super Mario Brothers. :o)) All kind and helpful. The level of noise and chaos was higher than in
Finally, I got kicked out (nicely) from the train when it reached my destination. And, believe it or not, nothing tastes better than a morning espresso in Mangualde…in the middle of no where. The time slowed down or maybe vanished completely.
How could I ever describe these places? Crickets, stagnant fields of crop, the smell of the air, the people, the movements and the sounds? Fruit for lunch, breakfast in front of my tent.
What do I love about
At that time I didn’t speak a word in Portuguese (I’ve only started learning this year) but everyone around made an effort to communicate, to show me the way, to make sure I got on the right bus. They say that the North is less privileged than the South. Hopefully one day…I’ll find out for myself :o))
As written before, I was completely robbed on my very first day :o)) thus no pix! L But I took the liberty of attaching a few to give you an idea what I saw. I also attached the web pages where I found them.