Pena Palace and Park

Pena Palace and Park

(Updated January, 2021) Looking up from the pool, and almost everywhere from the grounds, you see Serra de Sintra, the Sintra Mountain.  On the top of it, a colourful palace is erected.   What now is one of the most visited monuments in Sintra and in Portugal, used to be a chapel, constructed in

The beaches of Sintra

The beaches of Sintra

(Updated in January 2021) Sintra is not primarily a beach destination, but it does have some great beaches.  Golden sand, beautiful round stones and magnificent cliffs.  Surfing, tanning, walking.  Great restaurants, dinosaur footprints, paragliding and fishing. Attention though – the beaches

Paragliding Baptism!

Paragliding Baptism!

Casa do ValleCasa do Valle July 15, 2019 Activities

The feeling of freedom. The mixed sensation of slight panic and incredible happiness. Last week the winds were finally perfect and my desire to experiment paragliding  came through. My thirty minute flight was tandem, so my harness was attached to that of Luís, my instructor.  No need for me to do