Alohamora Porto!

North of Lisbon lies the hidden gem of Porto. It has everything you expect of a European city, breathtaking views and scrumptious foods. Porto is also similar to Lisbon, built on a valley of hills. I arrived to Porto via train from Lisbon. The train fare was incredibly cheap, costing about 15 euros. The keyContinue reading “Alohamora Porto!”

Palace of Wonders in Sintra

Sintra is a day trip away from Lisbon. A train departs to Sintra every 30 minutes from Rossio station, and the journey takes 20 minutes. A round trip will cost 4.3 euros. You’re better off taking the train as opposed to driving to Sintra. Not only are the streets extremely narrow but there aren’t manyContinue reading “Palace of Wonders in Sintra”

One of the Hardest Places to get into, Open for Tourism

When you consider taking an exquisite vacation to the Middle East you typically consider going to Egypt or Jordan or Dubai. Saudi Arabia isn’t exactly a hot travel destination, mainly because its borders were closed to the outside, except for business or religious reasons. But the country has recently started to issue tourist visas, makingContinue reading “One of the Hardest Places to get into, Open for Tourism”