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Ben and I rechristened the fields of Cork Oaks in Portugal Corkchards.

I find this video showing the cork harvest semi-mesmerizing: https://youtu.be/ztr-RP0XYd8


When the Heart Is Sick

I gaze
from the window of my captivity
at the soft greenness of your treetops.

for a closer glimpse,
for the pungent scent of pine… 73 more words

Exhibition at the Parliament of Portugal "Ideals of Leadership: Masterpieces of the collections of the Aga Khan Museum"

until September 14 | Noble Hall

The exhibition “Ideals of Leadership: Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum Collections” features a selection of miniature Islamic paintings and artifacts lent by the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. 193 more words


I've climbed a mountain. I've crossed a river.

Dear Lisboa,

You are absolutely gorgeous! I’m sorry that I’m so tired from the previous 5 months and that I have slowed down quite a bit. 521 more words


Waterpark Adventures, and a Return to Spain!

Jul 15th (Sunday)

As I alluded to in my previous post, we were leaving Lisbon early today, as our plan was to hit a waterpark in Faro before continuing on back into Spain.  1,125 more words


porto party

And so here are some sketches from the final evening of the Porto Symposium. On these final get-togethers we usually spend a lot of time chatting and sketching, often speaking to people we may have not had a chance to see yet (easily done in this 800-large event), before going to dinner very late and generally feeling exhausted. 547 more words