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Portugese Paradise

May 12th 2013
It was a trip that almost escaped my clutches. Portugal was supposedly in the initial plans of the Iberian peninsular trip, together with Andalucía. However, the former was ditched, as the time I had was barely enough to hit the places I really wanted to visit in Spain. I wasn’t too bothered, being adamant on returning to this part of Europe within my 6 months’ stay. Close to 3 months later, ... read more
Europe » Portugal

Portuguese Flag Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
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