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  • Graffiti In Portugal: The Other Side Of The Wall

    “I write graffiti because my head and my heart demands me to write. Because I wake up and I go to bed with graffiti in my mind. Because it’s the only thing that makes me forget my problems and my sadness completely. Because it makes me happy.” -Mister Dheo, Portuguese Graffiti Writer. LISBON, Portugal- Portugal: [...]

  • Lisbon Oeiras Youth Hostel

    Lisbon Catalazete Youth Hostel in Oeiras, Portugal Prices 13 Euro- Dormbed, 11 Euro if you are not a member. Note on price Do not buy a membership card! Note: This place is expensive, you can find a comparably priced room in the Bairro Alto district of Lisbon. I found this hostel to be almost decent. [...]

  • Milfontes Portugal Hostel- Casa Amarela

    Casa Amarela Guesthouse in Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal Description The Casa Amarela Guesthouse is located in the beautiful village of Vila Nova de Milfontes, which is right on the Costa Azul of Portugal. I stayed here for a month in a room in the back. I needed to do some writing and this hostel [...]

  • Drinking in Lisbon- Bairro Alto

    Drinking in Lisbon- Bairro AltoI walked out of my hotel in Bairro Alto on a Sunday morning and could only wonder about what had happened the night before. There were bars, beer, wine, a funny Russian, funnier Portuguese, a foosball table, Mira being really drunk, and thousands of people in the ancient stone streets just [...]

  • Graffiti in Portugal: The Other Side of the Wall

    Graffiti in Portugal: The Other Side of the Wall“I write graffiti because my head and my heart demands me to write. Because I wake up and I go to bed with graffiti in my mind. Because it’s the only thing that makes me forget my problems and my sadness completely. Because it makes me happy.”-Mister [...]

  • On Portuguese Graffiti- Interview with Mr.Dheo

    Interview with Portuguese Graffiti Artist- Mr. DheoThis is an interview that I did with the Porto based graffiti artist, Mr. Dheo. It is part of my story on Graffiti in Portugal that I wrote for Cafe Abroad magazine. If you would like more information about graffiti in Portugal or would like to check out some [...]

  • Portuguese Graffiti Artist Eskema- Interview

    Interview with the Portuguese Graffiti Artist, EskemaThe following is an interview that I did with the Portuguese graffiti artist Eskema. This is a part of the rough pieces of a larger article that I wrote for Cafe Abroad magazine about graffiti in Portugal. To find out more about the artist, Eskema, or to look at [...]

  • Youth Hosteling International Rip-Off Stamp Cards

    Youth Hosteling International Rip-Off Stamp CardsYouth Hosteling International Rip-Off Stamp CardsI usually tend to steer clear of the squeaky clean, whitewashed, characterless hostels that are a part of the Youth Hosteling International chain. In many countries they are usually more expensive than ‘local’ alternatives and carry with them an entire slew of unnecessary rules and [...]

  • On Leaving Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

    On Leaving Vila Nova de Milfontes, PortugalThe time has come again to leave behind yet another beautiful place. Today, when I get on the bus, I will leave Vila Nova de Milfontes heavy-hearted. I will look back over my shoulder and watch this town slowly fade from view. I do not want to leave. I [...]

  • Back to Latin America- Time to Dance- Again

    Back to Latin America- Time to Dance- AgainI met Mira outside of the San Jose, Costa Rica airport in May of 2006. She had a big flower that she quickly stuck over my ear as she gave me a kiss on the cheek. I thought she was pretty. I had just came over from a [...]