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Ogling Obidos // Magical Things to Do in Obidos, Portugal in Two Days

Ogling Obidos // Magical Things to Do in Obidos, Portugal in Two Days

http://test.skimlinks.com The second I saw a picture of the medieval walled city of Obidos, Portugal I knew that I had to go. So after an amazing two days in Aveiro, it was time to set off to the next small Portuguese city that was calling my name. Going between two smaller cities more often visited as day trips from Porto and Lisbon meant several connections and a multiple-hour train journey that would have only taken an hour and a half by car. But to me, it was worth it. The train station in Obidos is one platform in the middle of nowhere that requires a walk down country roads with no...

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10 Products That Will Change Your Life When You Backpack Europe

Europe backpacking gear flatlay

Backpacking Europe is the classic college student trip, and for good reason. Europe is easy to travel, relatively inexpensive if you do it right, and straight up amazing. Whether you’re doing a semester study abroad in Europe and have a few weeks of break or are taking the whole summer to backpack Europe, you’re sure to have an amazing time. Of course, living out of a backpack probably isn’t something that you’re used to, especially if it’s your first time backpacking. Over the years, I’ve had loads of trial and error with different products both geared towards backpackers and not, and...

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10 Delightful Things to Do in Aveiro, Portugal in Two Days

A canal in Aveiro at sunset

Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of these links I will receive a small commision at no extra cost to you. Aveiro, Portugal is an absolutely beautiful little city just a 40 minute train ride from Porto. Because of this, it’s a popular day trip from Porto. But if you want to dedicate a little bit more time to the colorful city, then there are more than enough things to do in Aveiro, Portugal to occupy your time. In an attempt to either convince you to spend the night in Aveiro or provide you with information if you already have, I decided to...

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23 Aveiro, Portugal Pictures That Will Make You Book a Plane Ticket

Moliceiro boats and palm trees in Aveiro, Portugal

I had literally never heard of Aveiro, Portugal before starting to research places to visit in Portugal. But then it kept popping up on lists of day trips from Porto, and, drawn in by the nickname the “Venice of Portugal” and the gorgeous Aveiro, Portugal pictures, I knew I was going to have to visit. It turned out that Aveiro was anything BUT the “Venice of Portugal”. Sure, there are the canals and the boats, but where Venice is packed and well-trodden, Aveiro was almost completely empty and held a palpable sense that there was so much left to be explored. And explore I did. Rather than...

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You’re Allowed To Be Sad When You Travel: Porto Edition

A view of the tops of buildings in Porto, Portugal

I arrived in Porto, Portugal only a few minutes before 11 PM on the first night of my spring break. There I was greeted by a cheery man and the fanciest shared shuttle service of all time: a leather-seated sedan I had all to myself. I guess my flight was late enough that no one else wanted to share. And at only €8 direct from the airport to my hostel, there was no way I was going to complain about the circumstances. But it was dark and I was alone with a strange man in a country I had never been to before. To say that I was uncomfortable would be a severe understatement. Maybe a few extra...

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Addie in Obidos, Portugal

Hi, I’m Addie!

Two years ago, I moved across the pond from small-town Illinois to the UK to attend university. Now I’m doing my best to see as much of Europe as I can while I’m here.

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