The Peneda-Gerês National Park, in the far northwest of Portugal between Upper Minho and Trás-os-Montes, is the only Portuguese protected area classified as a such. It is a world apart in which human activity and nature are harmoniously integrated, preserving ancient values and traditions clearly evident in the village communities of Pitões das Júnias and Tourém. The lushContinue reading “Gerês”
I saw many different places this year. Açores was one of the favorites. And the competition was not easy.
When to go and for how long to see the biggest waves? The Big Waves season in Nazare – Portugal, is between October and March (winter season in Portugal, but April works too in some years). – For those who need to book the trip in advance, a stay of at least 2 weeks in the regionContinue reading “Nazaré 2017”
“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and siting in the shade.” (Rudyard Kipling, Complete Verse)
Bali Demographics The population of Bali is 4,292,200 (BPS Bali; 2018). Religions Unlike most of Muslim-majority Indonesia, about 93.18% of Bali’s population adheres to Balinese Hinduism, formed as a combination of existing local beliefs and Hindu influences from mainland Southeast Asia and South Asia. Minority religions include Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism. These official statistical figures do not include immigrantsContinue reading “Bali Faces Scanned”
“When it is on, Desert Point is indeed one of the longest, makeable lefthand barrels on the planet with over 20secs tube time possible on one wave. The take-off area can shift around a little but generally rewards a deep attack. High speed is the key as it quickly winds up and starts peeling mercilesslyContinue reading “Desert Point”
I met mica when I was a kid. He is one of the local surfers that I grew up seeing surfing. It was common to find him in a secret spot when the waves were good. Now it’s easier to find him in a shape room.
“If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you’ve imagined. Venice is — Venice is better.” (Fran Lebowitz)
“…just south of Portofino, five towns on the Ligurian Sea maintain the charm and character of Italian villages of the past. Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are the pastel towns that make up Cinque Terre (five lands). They are vintage settlements where life moves in the key of easy — each town clinging toContinue reading “Cinque Terre”