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Europe » Portugal » Alentejo » Zambujeira do Mar August 19th 2009

Hi there, How are you all enjoying the summer (or the winter for you guys the other side of the hemisphere)? Soon I will be back at work so I decided to update my blog before being immersed in my job tasks. What have I been up to the last 2 months? Well, I was in Portugal in July where I could enjoy the Atlantic coast of Alentejo, the region above the touristiest region of Portugal, the Algarve. The coast of Alentejo is lovely: there is no mass foreign tourism, and even for the Portuguese, the adherence is mild (except in August: where thousands of young people come to the Sudoest Pop Festival!). This is no surprise because the Alentejo region itself has low density qua inhabitants, so no highways give direct access to the coast. ... read more

Europe » Portugal » Alentejo » Zambujeira do Mar February 26th 2007

“Sulla strada il tempo non ha valore”: il perfetto epitaffio del vero viaggiatore! Io a ‘sta storia del valore del tempo in effetti non ho mai creduto, neanche nei periodi stanziali della mia vita, voglio dire. Secondo me, un giorno, tanto, tanto tempo fa, qualcuno decise che “il mattino ha l’oro in bocca”, che “chi dorme non piglia pesci”, che “mai lasciare a domani ciò che potresti fare oggi” e tutta una lunghissima serie di mal celati inviti a farsi un culo così nella vita. I responsabili delle compagnie di trasporto internazionale devono evidentemente aver aderito senza riserve a questa corrente di pensiero e così anche l’espresso Lisbona-Siviglia parte alle 7 del mattino. Di domenica. E per render breve una storia lunga (perché non dimentichiamo che “il tempo è denaro”), dirò solo che quel bus l’ho ... read more
Giorni Felici sulla Corsia Lenta
L'Antica Università di Coimbra
Camera con Vista

Europe » Portugal » Alentejo » Zambujeira do Mar February 26th 2007

“On the road time is valueless”: the perfect epitaph for the real traveller! I actually have never believed to the tale of the value of time, not even in these sedentary times of my life, I mean. I guess that once, a very, very long ago, someone decided that “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”, and “Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today”, and “Procrastination is the thief of time” and so on with a long list of badly disguised invitations to dedicate one’s life to be productive. The folks at Eurolines must evidently have thoroughly accepted such theories and therefore their express bus Lisbon-Seville leaves at 7am. On Sunday. And, well, to make a long story short (do not forget that “time is money”), ... read more
Happy Days on the Slow Line
Coimbra's Old University
A Room with a View




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