TO START AND NEVER STOP ...
The desire to know the World arose in me at an early age. My first travel experiences were with my parents. At sixteen, I travelled around Europe for a month with a friend. When I got back home, to Lisbon, I divided all my future vacation time by all the places in the world that I would like to visit. To my surprise I concluded that I was already falling behind.
Since then, and with this reckoning in mind, I have sought to balance this ratio. In the early days I travelled extensively throughout Europe. When I felt that I knew the Old Continent as the back of my hand, I decided to take on the World. And even after so many years of travelling around the globe, I still feel that travelling makes life worth living.
Like any other traveller I could organize my trips around food, beaches, hotels, sports, work, exhibits, and congresses, amongst others. There’s an almost infinite array of topics that you can organize your trips around. To me, at least, it made sense to organize my trips around UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Despite my long track record as an irredeemable traveller, and regardless of how plain the destination may be, I still feel that each new trip enriches me in some way.
I have never made a hotel reservation before travelling, nor have I ever had any problems finding a place to sleep. This half rebellious way of travelling, without any commitments in terms of a pre-defined program developed by a travelling agency, provides me an immense freedom when crossing the World. However, I do conduct extensive research of the route that I intend to take. Researching is how I start what has always been a pleasurable experience: travelling.
In addition to what is almost an addictive passion – travelling -, I am also quite fascinated by photography, as it allows me to record places, moments and things. It enables me to capture a gaze or an impression that I want to perpetuate in my memory and share with the accomplices of my adventures. Panoramio is a window that attempts to illustrate my unending pilgrimage around the world. Here you may see a selection of images that I have captured with my camera while roaming this blue dot we call home.