The Photo Edit: Lisbon’s Miradouros

If.you.were. walking. with.me. to.Miradouro. de.Sao. Pedro.de.Alcantara. and. I.was. talking. to.you this. is. how. I. would. sound. Then…I’d have just enough breath left to tell you that the route is a steep uphill climb, but the view is most definitely worth the effort.* So what is a Miradouro and why are they all over Lisbon? Rough translation – it’s a viewpoint. Basically, it’s a pretty terrace specially built to let you sit, rest and take in…
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The Photo Edit: Iceland’s Golden Circle Highlights

The Golden Circle is a tourist route in south Iceland, which covers around 300 km looping from Reykjavík into the centre of the country and back again. The three major stops on the route are the national park Þingvellir (Thingvellir), the Gullfoss waterfall (meaning “golden falls”), and the geothermal valley of Haukadalur, which is home to the geysers Geysir and Strokkur. The next time you visit Reykjavik, make sure to set aside a day to check out the attractions of the Golden Circle.  If nothing…
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Learning to Cook Mexican Cuisine in Oaxaca, Mexico

“And then finally, we will make… a mole.” Oscar, our smiley, softly-spoken chef had just gone through the suggested menu for today’s cookery lesson. A shudder rippled around the dining table. “No more mole” was the consensus in the class. Mole for breakfast. Mole for lunch. Mole for dinner.  We had had our fill of the rich chocolate-y sauce over the past few days. “Something light, then, like an almond mole, then,” said Oscar with…
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Blog Edits: Streets of the World with Jeroen Swolfs

Talented photographer Jeroen Swolfs has set himself the ambitious goal of visiting and photographing EVERY capital city in the world over a five-year period. He is recording the journey so far on his site Streets of the World as well as in a book that is being produced by National Geographic.  This week he took time out from his hectic schedule to take part in a Q & A with Travel Edits. 1.The idea for…
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Best Hostels in Portugal: Nice Way Sintra

Sintra may be located just a short hop from the bright lights of Lisbon, but in terms of charms and atmosphere, it couldn’t be further. While Lisbon endears itself to us with its ‘take me as I am’ attitude of chipped tiles and crackled paintwork, Sintra is manicured to perfection, its lush green hills harbouring secret palaces and gardens. Sintra’s star attractions, Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira look like they’ve fallen straight from the…
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