Category Archives: Portugal

Thoughts of the Day 15

If you are ever going to attend France’s National Day parade on 14 July, watch out for the pioneers of the Foreign Legion.  More Orwellian news out of Russia. Romania: “Look, USA, that’s how you do an impeachment. Quick and … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Books, France, James Bond, Military, Politics, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Technology, Travel, UK, US election 2016, USA | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

Back in Europe

After 18 months in South America, I am back in Europe. I have already written extensively about the reasons for my return. Here are the first impressions from the old continent: You cannot imagine how happy I was when I … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Germany, Life, Portugal, Travel | 22 Comments

Going on a Cruise again

For my imminent return to Europe, I have, in line with my romantic and old-fashioned disposition, chosen the steamship over the plane. Thus, I will be cruising the Caribbean and the Atlantic for two weeks, leaving from Cartagena in Colombia on … Continue reading

Posted in Antigua, Colombia, France, Madeira, Portugal, Sint Maarten, Travel | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Thoughts of the Day 8

I don’t understand why supermarkets, all around the world, by the way, are trying to force me to use a metal instrument when I want to buy some bread. You remember my article about the longest possible train journey and … Continue reading

Posted in Bolivia, Books, Brazil, Economics, History, Language, Malta, Media, Portugal, Religion, Romania, Technology, Travel, UK, US election 2016, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

How far can you get by train?

One of my readers wrote that he had been wondering how far he could get if he took his local commuter train and continued traveling with no other means of transport than the railway. As a train enthusiast, I couldn’t stop thinking about … Continue reading

Posted in Belarus, China, Europe, Germany, Italy, Maps, Montenegro, North Korea, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Sicily, Syria, Technology, Travel, UK | Tagged , , | 16 Comments