Friday, 28 May 2010

[ Chill out ]

Heading back from Lisbon I got the chance to chill out in Leiria. It's been so many years since I went there - since I was a kid camping nearby - that I was a bit curious to find out how it was.

It's always a cool surprise to see when people take care and thing about the people that live there when planning the development. Great walking space, city promoted cycling, revived buildings like this market place that was converted into a restaurant, cultural and chill out area, wi-fi hotspots all around the city centre, just a very cool place to hangout and chill out.

And if you have the chance, try out the gourmet bakery in the Rodrigues Lobo Square. You wont regret it.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

[ Spotlight ]

What a lovely evening this was.

Although we're not in our territory, we had the chance to show a bit of Lisbon around to a friend we just met this morning. Turns out that she's from Barcelona, a city we just love, she has the coolest blog:, and also a very refined sense of taste from what we could pick up from the little time we spent together. Well, here's a small thanks to Carla for a lovely evening, and we'll be sure to take you up on that invitation and drop by Barcelona the first chance we get!!

One of the places we went to after dinner was Chapitô, and we were just getting in the car when I saw this... Is it the Moon shining down, or the spotlight beaming up?...

Sunday, 9 May 2010

[ Gotan ]

Yesterday was the Gotan Project concert in the Coliseu do Porto, bringing back memories of the unforgettable first time I saw and heard Gotan "en amoureux". The theater is one of a kind, so is the show, and the company... well, don't even get me started...

This is, without a doubt, my favorite band of all times. The perfect mix between beat and melody put together in a visual show that really unusual to see. Paris, Buenos Aires, the feel of being in a night club listening and dancing the tango, all the sensuality of this classic music with a contemporary flavor...

I could go on and on trying to describe it, but the best thing is to see and listen to it. "Tango 3.0" is the name of the third original album, and a great offspring of "La Revancha del Tango" and "Lunatico".

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

[ Walk ]

It's one thing to know the path, another thing is to walk the path. This was a pleasant one in the seaside at Porto, but not all of them are so easy.

The fact is that you really never know where the road will take you, you can only imagine what's around the bend, so it always pays to stop and look around once in a while, make the best of your journey and don't take anything for granted.