Episode 21: What’s Wrong With Me?

hometown

Another vlog, another day in paradise. Today’s vlog is a lot of me, me, me, but being without my significant other makes me turn into a boring lady. Talking to herself on the camera. It’s not as fun. On the plus, side, I babble a lot and make some fun mistakes. A lot of people ask me why I normally speak english in my vlogs. Sometimes some Portuguese sneaks in. But...

Episode 20: a Typical Summer Day in Lagos, Portugal

typical summer day

I’ve been MIA, yet again. To be honest, I wanted to enjoy last week with my husband – who left for New York yesterday. I still posted on Monday and Tuesday but felt like I wanted to switch off. And that’s exactly what I did. That’s why yesterday I spent 4 hours going through hundreds of emails. I kid you not. But, meanwhile, we recorded a very typical summer day in...

Episode 19: Our Friends Got Married

got married

Hi everyone! I hope you’re still there, even though I’ve been posting only 3 days a week. Summer back home is keeping me busy and last week was a whirlwind. I barely had time to sleep. Between meeting a few friends, dinners, hairdressers and a very important wedding, I was exhausted. But all for very good reasons! Last Friday, two of our closest friends got married in the beautiful town...

Episode 18: Sagres, the Most Western Point in the Algarve

Sagres

Last Sunday, I drove with my parents and a friend to the most western point in the Algarve: Sagres. This small town is best known for its big waves, beautiful and natural sights and unmistakable beaches. Even though, there’s a big resemblance to Big Sur – for a minute there I got really confused – there’s no place like it. One of my favorite thing to do back home, is...

Episode 17: We Spent the Night at the Beach

beach

It all started around 14 years ago when I first went to Banho 29. Every year, in my hometown, there’s a party on the beach on the 29th of August. It’s been happening for years, but the first time I went, I was 14. I just started hanging out with a new group of, older, friends, and they organized to go to the party. It’s the one time of the year...

Episode 16: Going Back Home to Portugal

Portugal

Early last week we got the confirmation that we could travel. I immediately booked the next flight back home and flew on Thursday the 24th. The flight is overnight, so I got to Portugal early morning on Friday. My father picked me up and we had lunch with my brother in Lisbon before heading south. It takes us around 2 and half hours to get home and by 5pm, we’d arrived....

Episode 15: I Went to the US Open with the Portuguese

US Open

Last week, the US Open qualifying started. For my husband, that’s the event of the year. Heading out to Flushing Meadows, hanging out with his friends and other players. Soaking in all the tennis he can. Early last week, I went to watch a derby (two Portuguese playing against each other). It was a fun and quiet Tuesday. I love seeing M at these events, it brings out a part...

Episode 14: a Monday in August and the Solar Eclipse

Monday

When we were in Charleston (you can see episode 12 and 13), I made a decision. Because I don’t always feel like vlogging. And sometimes it’s hard to come home after a long day and still edit the video for the next day. I’m now going to vlog whenever I want. But still publish the videos every Monday and Thursday on the blog and my YouTube channel. So this past...

Episode 13: We Saw Alligators and Drove Down to Savannah

savannah

You’re probably sick and tired of all the Charleston spam. It’s a sort of #sorrynotsorry moment because I’m still very much holding on to those 4 beautiful days. On the second day of exploring Charleston, we had breakfast at the Butcher and Bee, and headed to the Magnolia Plantation. Charleston is famous for having a few plantations in its surroundings and we chose the Magnolia because of their famous gardens. It...

Episode 12: Roadtrip to Charleston

charleston

I finally got around to organizing the footage we did in Charleston. I’m already nostalgic and have only been back in New York for two days. Because it might get a bit tricky to condense 4 days into a 6 minute video, I decided to spread it out through two videos. Today I’m sharing the first half of our trip to Charleston. It started bright and early last Thursday. We left New...