Bright, pastel-painted Faro, beckoning from below our balcony at the Hotel Eva. It may have been the quiet off-season, but the quiet and empty streets could not have been more welcoming. I loved our little trip to the Algarve. Sleepy Portugal, you are beautiful. One weekend was not enough. 

Ria Formosa

Our private boat tour of the Ria Formosa lagoon in the Algarve region of southern Portugal, just outside of downtown Faro (it wasn't *supposed* to be private, but because it's the off season, and apparently other people aren't as enthusiastic about boat rides in January as we are, it became private =D). It was BEAUTIFUL. [...]

Capela dos Ossos

This eerie chapel appears so innocent from the outside where it sits not far from the harbor in Faro. But through the doors and behind the altar, out the back door lies an entirely different sort of little sanctuary. A room of human skulls, perfectly and aesthetically arranged. The entire structure, in fact, is built of human [...]


Independent, curious, content. This little marina cat in Faro, Portugal. I love him.  What a wonderful life to live.  Small details, big emotions. 

Old Town

Wandering "Old Town," a lazy seaside afternoon in Faro, Portugal. I still need to pinch myself looking at the photos - was this real? The cobblestones, orange trees, the miniature potted plants. The streets were so quiet, deserted even. It was as if this whole little world was just sitting, patiently waiting for us.  I had [...]

Faro Harbor

Hello, hello from England. These are pictures from Portugal, yes. But the last time I posted, I was in the U.S., and so much has happened. First of all, I missed my flight back to England. Yes, true life. And not my first time missing a flight... Then, I miraculously made it back, and 24 [...]