Rucksacks travel guide

Sintra

Azenhas Do Mar - The village on the edge of the cliff - Portugal

The white town of Azenhas do Mar offers one of Portugal's most delicious beaches and languid views of ocean waves and cliffs.

Pena Palace in Sintra - The Castle We Almost Gave Up - Portugal

There was basically only one 'must see' place in Portugal for me - Palácio da Pena in Sintra. We would definitely go there first! But, it doesn't always turn out the way you imagined when you travel... For better or for worse :)

Convento dos Capuchos – The abandoned monastery outside Sintra – Portugal

In the middle of the forest near Sintra, lie the ruins of the old monastery Convento dos Capuchos. Abandoned and overgrown, it still shows the extremely simple life that the monks here lived.

Cabo da Roca - a walk at the end of the world - Portugal

I stand at the end of the world - Cabo da Roca. Portugal's westernmost place. Here we put on our backpacks and hiked along the coast, among steep cliffs, sea air and turquoise water.