About me

Catarina Leonardo

WHO AM I?

My name is Catarina Leonardo, I am 37 years old and I live in Lisbon, Portugal.
I love traveling on my own, either to be able to meet brand new places or visit others for a second time.

So far I’ve been in 36 countries scattered throughout Europe, Africa, America and Asia.

The ones that touched me the most are situated in Asia, such as India, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia; as well Marrakesh, as African city that I fell in love with and have been fortunate enough to visit several times.

HOW DID THE BLOG CAME ABOUT?

HOW DID THE BLOG CAME ABOUT?

Well, I was taught to question and to be curious about what surrounds me. I thank my parents for that. So, I got curious. Hence, whenever I stroll (be it where I live or at a far distance place) I seek to understand what it is that I see. The history of a nation, a city or a village, what lies behind a monument, a street, a tradition, a park, a building, a restaurant, a coffeehouse/shop or anything else…

I do believe that there are several other travelers who wish to learn as much as they can about the world/our little planet.
Paraphrasing a Portuguese writer who I am deeply fond of, Miguel Sousa Tavares, something he was taught/told by his mother): “… to travel is to look”. I couldn’t agree more. For me, traveling is to look, peacefully; it is to breathe, to get a grasp of what we are seeing, to give sense/meaning to our trips.

For all the above, alongside my passion for writing and history, I decided to create this blog.

WHAT IS THE BLOG’S GOAL?

I do wish to share the story that lies behind any little detail, that I consider being interesting, being it of the places I’ve been to or of those that I’d still wish to travel to.
I hope that those who follow my blog will be able to enhance their knowledge on the world we live in.
I believe that the subjects addressed in it can prompt good traveling ideas and be useful to give more sense/meaning to your journeys.
I hope that you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it for you/us.
Good trips, with history.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This