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Christmas Album

November 11, 2013

I know it is still a bit early for Christmas but I’d like to share I have created an instrumental Christmas music album as my first attempt as a indie musician. You can check a few tracks HERE (opens new tab) or follow the link to the new blog I created:

http://blitzwood.wordpress.com/

The cover of the album features a photo I took in the main street of  Debrecen (Hungary).

Christmas at Home Album

Christmas at Home Album

Aditional links: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon.com

Dear readers…

September 28, 2012

 

University of Debrecen

I have moved to Debrecen in Hungary. I think there was still a lot to tell about the places I lived like Oporto and Melgaço and I think I still have material in my hard drive for some more posts. But I don’t intend to end the blog, maybe I’ll be adding Debrecen to my list of destinations instead.

 

Discover Portugal: In Facebook

June 25, 2012

If you want to see some really amazing photos from Portugal don’t miss the “Descobrir Portugal” (Discover Portugal) group in Facebook! There’s a bit of everything and a bit from everywhere in the photos shared by the community. Just go to http://www.facebook.com/absolutportugal . Here are some examples:

Matosinhos: “Piscinas das Marés”

June 21, 2012

Piscina das Marés

It seems the ocean-water-swimming pools in Matosinhos are re-opening for the Summer this day 23. Looks like a nice option for this next weekend. The swimming pool was designed by famous portuguese architect Siza Vieira (Wikipedia). More photos in: http://www.getportugal.com/en/poi-piscinas-das-mares-leca-da-palmeira-20985

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Rock in Rio / Lisbon

May 26, 2012

In case you are missing it Rock in Rio Live in Youtube. Just follow the linkImage

I’m really sorry to all the band fans that I didn’t post about Rock in Rio Lisbon before. I really didn’t know there would be live transmision in Youtube (it seems just for users outside of Portugal).

The line up is really impressive, check it if there will be one of your favourite bands at http://rockinriolisboa.sapo.pt/cartaz-rock-in-rio-lisboa-2012 .

Metallica, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, The Offspring and others were this weekend. Here’s a bit of how it was:

Now let’s wait for next weekend with Bryan Adams, Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone, Bruce Springsteen, Lenny Kravitz, Maroon5 and others.

Visit the Junkyard

July 24, 2011

After the rating agency “Moody’s” downgraded Portugal 4 levels to “Junk” level there has been a lot of anti-Moody’s activity by some inspired Portuguese.

There were also some internet attacks to Moody’s site one of which took their server down. As a result Portuguese IPs have been blocked by Moodys.com

Even with all this Economy news  I hope Portugal is still in your destination wishlist. Here are some photos I took this last Friday in Matosinhos to cure us from the economy stress:

By the way, my “thank you” to the European Union for believing that we’ll pay our debt againts Moody’s opinion.

Discovering Portugal… in Youtube

June 7, 2011

Today while checking the internet at work (sorry boss) I came across 2 nice videos with views from Portuguese beaches.

This is not from any destination I have covered in this blog and the creator of the video is just testing his new camera but i think the beauty of the images is worth it.

Enjoy:

There and back in work again

April 16, 2011

I have a new job this month, 50 Kilometers north from Oporto in Esposende (Portugal). Trying to make me feel more comfortable in the area my new co-worker (apparently a hiking addict) recommended me to cut through the fields towards the ocean for a walk after lunch. It’s less than 10min each way. I had my camera with me so I took some photos to share. Judge my lunch break sights.

What do you see in your luck break?

2010 in review

January 4, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

 

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,200 times in 2010. That’s about 17 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 13 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 42 posts. There were 63 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 66mb. That’s about a picture per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 12th with 122 views. The most popular post that day was About.

Where did they come from?

 

The top referring sites in 2010 were WordPress Dashboard, search.conduit.com, facebook.com, leavemehere.wordpress.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cervejaria gazela, bifanas, conga bifanas, cervejaria gazela porto, and prego no prato.

Attractions in 2010

 

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

About September 2009

2

Oporto: Conga 2 “Casa das Bifanas” January 2010

3

Oporto: Cervejaria Gazela January 2010
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4

Melgaço: town symbols October 2009
5 comments

5

Madeira: Banana Tree January 2010
4 comments

Around the webs

December 17, 2010

So today I was linked to another Recycled Christmas decoration in Melgaço via facebook. Don’t know if it was the insperation for this one but the red and white Santa Claus was popularized by Coca-Cola in the 1930’s. 

Coca-Cola’s Santa

 Also gaining popularity in the internet is this girl Mina Stefan who wants to make it to the Playboy magazine cover. But why do I post her here? Because of her answer to “The best date i everd had was:”. She answers: “In Portugal”. It seems the lady had a very romantic evening in a portuguese beach somewhere so I thought it would be better advertising than my photos :). Click for source

Mina Stefan's best date was in Portugal


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