February 27, 2014

Let's go!

Our trip is planed and we're ready to go!
I'm so excited to go to London. I really can't wait... but, the good part is that I don't have to! Our flight leaves today. 
So, goodbye, Lisbon. I'll see you in a week.

February 22, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sir!

"Dear Scouts,
If you have ever seen the play, Peter Pan you will remember how the pirate chief was always making his dying speech because he was afraid that possibly when the time came for him to die he might not have time to get it off his chest.
It is much the same with me, and so, although I am not at this moment dying, I shall be doing so one of these days and I want to send you a parting word of good-bye.
Remember, it is the last you will ever hear from me, so think it over.
I have had a most happy life and I want each one of you to have as happy a life too.
I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life.
Happiness doesn't come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence.
One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy, so that you can be useful and so can enjoy life when you are a man.
Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy.
Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one. But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people.
Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best.
'Be Prepared' in this way, to live happy and to die happy - stick to your Scout promise always -- even after you have ceased to be a boy -- and God help you to do it.

Your friend,

Today's a very special day for scouts all over the world and it's all because of you.
So, happy birthday, Sir.! And thank you for all of this.

February 7, 2014


"I admit, I was afraid to love. Not just love, but to love you. For you were a stunning mystery. You carried things deep inside you that no one has yet to understand, and I, I was afraid to fail, like the others.
You were the ocean and I was just a boy who loved the waves but was completely terrified to swim.” 

Christopher Poindexter

February 6, 2014

Girls Trip To London

Only 21 days left and I'm off to London. First trip of 2014! The first of many, I hope.
Time's running out and there are so many things to plan... Where to go? What to see? Decisions, decisions...
Thank god we've a friend living there to give us some tips! And, there are always some city guides to help us too... So, where should we start?
We'll spend a week there and we'll try to avoid the classic tourist tours and photos... well, not all of them, of course we'll go to the most visit places there but we'll do it our own way!
We will also go to some other place... we'll leave London for one day to go to somewhere near the sea... but, for now, let's keep it a surprise, shall we?

There's only one more thing I want to ask you, any tips for the not so touristy side of London?

Dear London, I'll see you three weeks from now. Can't wait!!

February 3, 2014

In love?

"Com o olhar perco o domínio, com o falar eu desbobino. Perco o domínio quando estás, não sei o que faço... embaraço, fico baço, fico mudo, fico escasso. Pouco claro das ideias, fico parvo sem espaço para pensar, perco o tom, perco o ritmo e o compasso.
O que é que sentes? Borboletas..."

(adaptado "És Onde Quero Estar", Mind the Gap)


Somebody once said: "At least once in a year, go to a place you've never been before".
And that's exactly what we are going to do! We will travel all over Europe, meeting new cultures and enjoying this wanderlust feeling... And our journey to meet The Old Continent starts right this month with a girls trip to London! But, like you already know, the bigger part of it will be in summer on our Interrail Adventure! Can't wait!!

2014 is definitely a year of wanderlust! Enjoy it.