Monthly Archives: November 2010

One more Delta’s “Million Miler”

1,000,937. On the way back from Lisbon, I passed the 1,000,000 miles benchmark. Now once I log in at Delta.com, an indicator pops up: “Million Miler”. Not sure whether this is considered an achievement. Certainly not the George Clooney’s “Up … Continue reading

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Qinta da Regaleira

In the afternoon we head to Quinta da Regaleira. Here is the description of Quinta da Regaleira from Wikipedia: Quinta da Regaleira is an estate located near the historic center of Sintra, Portugal. It is classified as a World Heritage … Continue reading

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Palacio da Pena (Pena National Palace)

In the morning we visited Palacio da Pena. The Pena National Palace (Portuguese: Palácio Nacional da Pena) is a Romanticist palace in São Pedro de Penaferrim, municipality of Sintra, Portugal. The palace stands on the top of a hill above … Continue reading

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Jerónimos Monastery

Today we took the tram from downtown Lisbon to Belém. Things on the agenda? The two UNESCO sites: The Hieronymites Monastery, and Belém Tower. According to Wikipedia, the Hieronymites Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Portuguese pronunciation: [muʃˈtɐjɾu duʃ ʒɨˈɾɔnimuʃ]) is located … Continue reading

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Character and fate

Over sixty letters of recommendation, all sent individually by emails. What is she thinking? I am not in her desperate position–to be honest, I would not even get to that position to begin with. Still, the whole process took me … Continue reading

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