Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July, a month full of events!

On July, the city is full of public events. We had, a few days ago, the opening of the Sea Life (I didn't visit it yet). During this month, we are going to have the WTCC ( World Touring Car Championship) and the Porto's Historical Grand Prix (with cars from the 60's, 70's, etc). The streets are full of fences and tires, and for a few kilometers you may think you are driving on a race circuity. Obviously, the traffic is a mess with all the construction going on.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Other places...

Today, I was looking for a new photo to post, and I found some photos of my last trip to NYC. This photo was taken in central park, on January 2008. NYC is one of my favorite holiday destinations. Where do you like to go on your holidays? Have a nice Sunday!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Morning's mist

The morning's mist is one of the city trade marks. I think it is quite beautiful and makes a perfect mix with the seaside views. Happy weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


This is "Arroz de marisco", or seafood and rice. It's a delicious plate, that can be find in all seaside cities. If you come to Portugal, you have to try it. It is also a very healthy, since all the ingredients are boiled in hot water with olive oil.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I'm back!

I'm back. I had a wonderful holidays. I'm posting some photos from the south side of Portugal (Algarve). It's a very popular summer destination, since it's normal to have temperatures above the 30ºC and a hot and peaceful sea.

Low tide. A man is using the low tide to cross from a small island to the main land. He is selling sodas and cookies.

When the tide is higher, we can use a fisherman boat to cross to the islands (it's a fast and cheap ride, 1€ per person a two way ride).

Some fishermen looking for seafood .

My beach!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009


I'm going to be out on holidays until next friday. Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

38 years old!

Yesterday was my birthday! I will try to post some photos of it, today. What is your idea of an old person? At what age you become old?

Traffic jam, on the right side of the road! lol

A couple waiting for the breakfast. The woman is talking alone, while the man is checking his messages (how rude can this be?).

The west part of the city, is always a popular destination. You can go there just for a walk, for jogging, eating or shopping.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday traffic

Photo by myself. You can see the west end of the city park. Like in almost every city of the world, sunday morning traffic is almost inexistent. Happy sunday every one.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Photo by myself. They say a picture worth a thousand words... well this is my weekend! Happy weekend every one! (and yes, those handsome, hairy legs are mine ! lol)

Friday, June 12, 2009

The old and the new

Photos by myself. I took those photos a few days ago. You can see how the new buildings are taking the place of the older ones. Our mayor is making an effort to preserve old parts of our city. I think it is a good option. What do you think about this?

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Photo by myself. The streets are empty on the old city. Yesterday was the national holiday. The weather was terrible, and the 6Km run was cancelled. Today we have another holiday! It is a religious holiday. This is year (on my 37 years of life, this is the first time it happens) the two holidays happened on two consecutive days! I read somewhere that Portugal has holidays like no other country on EU. I really don't know what to think about this. A holiday is a good thing, but in times like the one we are living I think we should try to work harder and don't shut down a country for almost a week. What do you think about this, do we have too much holidays?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Photo by myself. A group of teenagers smoking outside of school! I guess the school isn't teaching the right stuff... What do you think should be the school's role on this subject?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Crazy weather!

Photo by myself. I just don't know what to think about this weather! Happy sunday.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday morning...

Photo by myself. Every morning, when I go to my office, I see a lot of people jogging. Maybe they are trainig for the 6 Km run, around the city park, that will take place on next wednesday, 10 of June, the national holiday, (and yes, I will participate). Happy weekend!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Prince Henry, The Navigator

All photos by myself. This is the street where Prince Henry, The Navigator, was born (house on the left side).

A portuguese street sign ("Porto, Street of The Prince Henry, ancient new street of the english").

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How many bridges...

Photo by my self. How many bridges can you see? The closest one was made by Gustave Eiffel!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


The Foz district is located on the west part of the city, by the sea. It is one of the most expensives areas to live. I took this photo early, at 7.15 AM. The streets are empty, and you can only find a few joggers, and some crazy photobloggers, like myself. Have a nice day!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Back to the office!

6.45! Wake up call! It's Monday and I want to cry! How it is possible? Where is my glorious weekend? I'm sure you all know this feeling.
Photo by myself. (This is a swimming pool with a unique view).