Category Archives: Portugal

Welcome to the EverTheNomad blog! My name is Anja. I'm a New York-based travel writer who also takes an occasional good photo. Whether I'm traveling through the back roads of some faraway country or sitting in my Brooklyn apartment on a rainy night, this is where I share my thoughts and impressions.

Global Glimpses: Algarve, Portugal

It’s no secret I love Portugal. I’ve traveled all around the country from north to south and offshore to the Azores. And I love countless things about it. Among my favorites is the southwest coast of Alentejo and western Algarve, … Continue reading

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Lisbon, my impossible love

The first time I lay my eyes on Lisbon I felt a strange kind of wistfulness. I didn’t understand it back then, because I’d never before been to Portugal. There was nothing to be wistful about. On the way from … Continue reading

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Casas Brancas of Portugal

It’s no secret I love Portugal. I’ve traveled all around the country from north to south and offshore to the Azores. And I love countless things about it. My latest favorite, after a recent weekend spent there, is the southwest … Continue reading

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Street art: free expression or vandalism?

Inspired by Banksy’s brilliant film Exit Through the Gift Shop that I saw last week, I am devoting this post to political acts of art around the world. While some people see street art as vandalism, others see it as … Continue reading

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Beaches around the world

Today is a clear sunny day in New York but, as we say in Croatian, the sun has teeth. Translated, this means: it is freezing cold! I sit ensconced in my apartment and dream of being heated by sunshine rather … Continue reading

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Lonely Planet Portugal video

Back in the spring, I went from Lisbon down to the Algarve in the south of Portugal to shoot a Lonely Planet video on the town of Portimão. I was a nervous wreck working with an actual crew for the … Continue reading

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Weekend in Alentejo

As I’m slowly wrapping up my Portugal sojourn, a feeling of melancholy creeps up. Feeling the saudade before I even left… Have I turned Portuguese in just three months? I spent this past weekend exploring the province of Alentejo. It … Continue reading

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Down memory lane to Peniche

This past week, I had two friends visiting me in Lisbon, one of whom spent time in Portugal in the 1980s. Back in New York, Christine always talked of a place called Peniche, a quiet harbor village that she had … Continue reading

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Wanderstruck in Portugal

I’m watching the sun slowly fade over Alfama from my Lisbon apartment, realizing that in less than two weeks my Portugal sojourn will be over. So here I am, mulling over all the impressions, the places I visited, the places … Continue reading

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São Miguel, the Azores

I recently returned from the island of São Miguel in the Azores archipelago. The largest of nine islands, it offers a great diversity of experiences and landscapes that you can easily explore in just a few days. We spent four … Continue reading

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