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Lisbon

February 22nd 2014
A while back, in the midst of ever darkening days here in Scandinavia, I booked a ticket for February break. After toying with going father north to experience reindeer and, if lucky, the Northern Lights, I decided instead to head south for a break from my vitamin D supplements opting for direct sunlight instead. As I had never visited Portugal, it seemed a great opportunity to d ... read more
Europe » Portugal » Lisbon & Tagus Valley » Lisbon

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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