Month: March 2014

Almond blossom

According to the legend, the almond trees appeared in Portugal in the time of the Moors. The young king Ibn-Almundim have been cultivating almond trees because he wanted to please his Nordic princess, who missed the snow of her homeland. Can you imagine a blanket of snow covering the horizon, when the almond trees blossom? This beautiful and serene landscape… Read more →

Carnival – almost like in Rio!

Portugal is the country of parties, festivals and joy. Crisis? Forget it… Carnival, that’s the spirit! Since the last Friday the streets of Lisbon are full of dressed up teenagers and kids. Superheros and princesses are the ever lasting winners, but you can also meet the hippies and Gothic witches. But Lisbon is not the center of Carnival activities. 50km… Read more →