Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Portugal :: part one {coimbra}

Portugal was a highlight during my travels and is a country I would definitely love to visit again one day. I fell in love with the people, the food {one of the best meals I had on the whole trip was at a little restaurant here and only cost 10 Euros!} and the unassuming beauty of each of the cities I visited. 

Today I'm sharing some shots of the first city I visited, Coimbra....


Coimbra is a medieval town in the north of Portugal which is dominated by one of the largest universities in Europe. It is also where an ancient ruins site was discovered in the 1800's from the old Roman city which dates back to the 2nd Century A.D.




The town itself is characterised by charming cobblestone streets that have an old world feel about them; houses perched on hills; and winding roads that all lead back to the same place.








Yes, I do hope to return one day...I hope you enjoyed the first peek of my travels!

Rachel xo



All photography by me.


13 comments:

  1. Lovely! I've never been to Portugal, but I think I would find it fascinating.
    Ada

    ReplyDelete
  2. So beautiful! I love old cities and all the history they have; so many hidden stories & adventures! Can't wait to see the rest of your travels! xo

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh my gosh Rachel! That is one place that is on my list of places to see! And that meal...what a deal! Sometimes the cheapest ones can be the best! :) Excited to follow you along on your trip!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your photos are stunning. I love the architecture and colourful buildings. I was in Portugal a few years ago but not this area. I still remember some of the amazing food we ate...the freshest sardines, piri piri chicken..deliicious!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  5. I loved Portugal when I visited a few years back!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Welcome back Rachel! Glad to hear you had a wonderful trip! Your photos are amazing :)

    Abbey x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Welcome back! Fabulous photos, can't wait to see more :) xo

    ReplyDelete
  8. So utterly charming! I love the vibe and all that history.. must have been amazing to experience! Can't wait to see the rest!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Welcome back! So glad your trip was a success! I also love Portugal, all the cobbled streets and beautiful old buildings. Can't wait to see more!x

    ReplyDelete
  10. That looks like an enchanting and beautiful place. I'm especially drawn to that square in the third photo - is it for real? ;-) I have never been to Portugal so I'm eager to see more photos.

    PS. I don't know what is up with Bloglovin'. It's not showing me all updated posts so I had no idea your were back to blogging until this morning.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I agree with you Rachel: Portugal is such a charming country and I love these pictures of Coimbra! To me Lisbon is one of the most charming cities in Europe...looking forward to the rest of the reportage!

    ReplyDelete