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October 20, 2019
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chris’ jazz cafe

last night: crab and spaghetti at @giuseppesons and then apple cobbler a la mode and jazz music by sharon sable and her band at @chrisjazzcafephilly #philadelphia View this post on Instagram crab and spaghetti at @giuseppesons and then apple cobbler a … Continue reading

July 15, 2019
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Amália Rodrigues

Amália Rodrigues was a Portuguese fadista and actress. Known as the ‘Rainha do Fado’, Rodrigues was instrumental in popularising fado worldwide. Fado (“destiny or fate”) is a musical genre that can be traced to the 1820s in Lisbon, Portugal, but … Continue reading

July 15, 2019
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lunch in sintra

#lunch at #tasca do #chico in #downtown #sintra with megan and colby and then travesseiro at the famous #piriquita #bakery founded in 1862 ‘Travesseiro means large pillow, and that is what these pastries look like. But, instead of cloth and feathers, these pillows have layers of puff pastry filled with an … Continue reading

July 15, 2019
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sintra

today i took a trip to #sintra with our guide patricia, myank from #india and two lovely families from the #westcoast – the #beautiful colby second from right is the same age as my #daughter  sintra was enveloped in a delicate #mist and as #magical as the #moon#goddess it is named after ‘The #Pena #Palace and Park, in … Continue reading

July 14, 2019
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first day in lisbon

after a short nap i walked around the #neighborhoodhad #roast #chicken at #restaurant #bonjardimtried some #madeira – it was #spicytook the #historic no. 28 #tram, which winds through the steep streets of #alfama on its way up to 11th #century #sãojorge #castlefinally found this gorgeous rooftop garden in my own hotel and had … Continue reading

July 14, 2019
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my hotel in lisbon

my #hotel in the middle of everything #restauradores#square#lisbon#portugal where it’s #sunny with a lovely #cool #breeze got here on the #metro which is incredibly #clean and not at all #crowded