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This holiday should not had happened but……… a friend from Singapore is coming here, so we accommodate.

I speak as if I’m going on holiday in reluctance but my objective was to visit most of Europe in my lifetime (and there are many many countries in Europe!) so may as well tick it off my checklist of things to do before I die.

I’m leaving today and for the next two weekends I’ll be AWOL, travelling and being a good host.

I like to ride in one of this tram in Lisbon

I would like to get to the top of the hill in Lisbon and visit the city of Sintra

Then visit the ever building unfinished Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

and visit the world’s most iconic grand structure, the Eiffel Tower in Paris

I have scheduled two posts and I’ll reply to your comments, like I always do, when I get back.

In the meantime, keep warm and enjoy the rest of the autumn! ๐Ÿ™‚


About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.


15 thoughts on “Lisbon-Barcelona-Paris

  1. That sounds like a wonderful trip! No hesitation: enjoy!

    Posted by Leeswammes | October 26, 2012, 11:33 am
  2. I hope you have a lovely time, and take lots of photos ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted by jessicabookworm | October 26, 2012, 12:20 pm
  3. I’ve never been out of the country. I’ve always wanted to travel but first time was an issue and now money since the family business is always in a struggling state. I am happy but my travel will most likely take place later. Much later!

    Posted by Ti | October 26, 2012, 2:32 pm
    • Ti,
      When I used to live in a different continent, I was so happy that travelling abroad was the last thing in my mind. It does say something about wanting to travel out where I am now, doesn’t it? As long as you are happy, you don’t need to travel abroad Ti! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Posted by JoV | November 5, 2012, 10:41 pm
  4. Have a fantastic time. The city on the hill in Lisbon looks beautiful, I cannot wait to see your holiday snaps!

    Posted by Helen Murdoch | October 26, 2012, 3:04 pm
  5. Wow, have a fantastic time! I’m currently reading Night Train to Lisbon, it seems like a perfect book for your Lisbon trip. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted by claire | October 26, 2012, 3:20 pm
  6. Very exciting. Have a great time, look forward to the photos!

    Posted by Alex in Leeds | October 26, 2012, 8:39 pm
  7. looks like a lovely trip Jov ,all the best stu

    Posted by winstonsdad | November 1, 2012, 8:44 pm
  8. I never find the time to write posts in advance and schedule them – how organised you are. I try to write two a week but my reading schedule doesn’t always keep up with the blog

    Lisbon sounds an interesting place

    Posted by www.acommonreader.org.uk | November 8, 2012, 8:33 am

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0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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