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Lisbon’s National Tile Museum

March 13th, 2021 Today we’re back in Lisbon after our week-long virtual tour around Portugal. We’re exploring ceramic tile, a form of art found throughout the country. What follows below is a slightly abbreviated version of my original post from 2017. If you haven’t read it, enjoy! If you read it again, thank you! If you’re not interested, hope to

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On To Tavira

Thursday, March 4th 2021 Continuing along the south coast of Portugal, today we’ve arrived in Tavira — a pretty town straddling the Gilão River which leads to the Gulf of Cadiz. Tomorrow we’ll take a walk around to see Tavira’s streets, shops, doors and windows. See you then,Kelly Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness

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Sintra’s Castle of the Moors

February 27th, 2021 After yesterday’s tour through Pena Palace, today we’re continuing the journey at neighboring Castelo dos Mouros, or Castle of the Moors. The contrast between these neighboring mountaintop forts could not be greater — one colorful and ostentatious to the south; the other rugged and bare to the north. They do share one thing in common — a

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Repost: Lisbon Life

February 24th, 2021 Yesterday’s mystery is solved! We’ve arrived in Portugal, as several of you guessed correctly. The photo shown yesterday was Sagres, at the southwestern tip (post coming soon). We’ll be in Portugal for the next week or so, exploring the southern part of the country. Today we start in Lisbon with its hilly landscape, endless tiles, wonderful food

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Indonesian Charm

February 15th, 2021 After yesterday’s visit to Borobudur, today I’m sharing more photos of our villa in Yogyakarta. I’ve written before about villa life in Indonesia and why renting a villa should be on every traveler’s bucket list. The experience brings architecture, nature and the art of living together into tangible, memorable form. Is it any wonder why so many

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Repost: Yogyakarta’s Daily Market

February 13th, 2021 It’s Saturday – market day in many cities, towns and villages around the world. Here’s a post from 2014 showing Yogyakarta’s daily market, with updated and additional photos. Tomorrow we’ll visit Borobudur. Until then, Kelly Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features

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