onsdag den 27. november 2013

8th stop: Algarve, Portugal.

Though we easily could have stayed in Lisbon, we decided to go see a little more of Portugal. After a fun night out in Lisbon, with only one hour of sleep, we took a bus in the morning to go down south. More specific Lagos in Algarve. 
Our original plan was to live in Lagos, which is an (boooooring) touristed town and go to nearby Sagres to surf, since it should be one of the best surf spots in PT. 
But as we were there we realized that almost a month already had went by.. Our interrailing trip was lacking to its end, and we simply didn't had the time to dig into surfing with only two days to do with. 
Instead we explored the walking trails along the coastline, and enjoyed how beautiful our world is naturally created. Photographing this area was a bliss and pure serenity. 

Don't forget the sunscreen! 

mandag den 11. november 2013

7th stop: Lisbon, Portugal pt. 4 - random shots from exploring the area 'Alfama'

I normally don't like to work with the label of being a tourist. But it hit me that I’m much more conscious about my surroundings when I am being a real tourist, or let’s call it ‘traveller’, than when I’m actually not. It’s not rocket science, but I haven’t thought too much about it until working on this post.
When travelling I’m in this new place with a purpose: to explore, to experience and sense as much as possible, environment, languages, sounds, traffic, smells…

I often forget chasing that feeling at home. I rush around at my bike between appointments and I forget to sense the vibe, 
hear what makes the noises or look after all those scenic spots I look for when traveling. It’s sad and I’ll see what I can do to act more like a traveler in my own soulful city, CPH.
Mie (note: damn I miss u!!!!) and I had some ‘tourist time’ to do all those kinds of stuff mentioned above and we spent it exploring one of the old areas in Lisbon, Alfama. 

// More to come - Visiting the south 'Algarve', Summerhouse, portraits and feel good vibes!