Tools for Trips/Ferramentas para Viagens

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Countries I have been in the last two years/Países que visitei nos últimos dois anos

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EN/   Tools for Trips

In this post you will find the tools I use to organize my travels from tickets, accommodation booking and itinerary (which I take very seriously).

PT/  Ferramentas para Viagem

Neste post você vai encontrar as ferramentas que eu uso para organizar minhas viagens, desde passagens, reserva de acomodação e roteiro de passeios (que eu levo muito a sério).

Booking – site / app

It is the largest site in the world hotel reservations: more than 650,000 properties in 212 countries. It is practical, with the possibility to apply various filters such as location and price. After the value and verify that the hotel offers breakfast, I find it important to be close to a train station and subway to facilitate the tours. There are no fees and various accommodations can be booked without any initial charge (you pay the day of check-in) – it notifies you when cancellation is free. There is a good amount of reviews for you to read and evaluate, with real images.
PT/ É o maior site de reservas de hotéis do mundo: há mais de 650 mil propriedades em 212 países. É prático, com possibilidade de aplicar vários filtros, como localização e preço. Depois do valor e verificar se o hotel oferece café da manhã, acho importante estar próximo de uma estação de trem e metrô pra facilitar os passeios. Não há taxas e em diversas acomodações é possível reservar sem nenhuma cobrança inicial (você paga no dia do check-in) – ele avisa quando o cancelamento é grátis. Há uma boa quantidade de resenhas para você ler e avaliar, com imagens reais.
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Athens/Atenas 2015

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Acropolis at night/ Acropolis de noite

EN/   Athens, March 2015

PT/  Atenas, Março de 2015

One of my biggest childhood dreams was to visit Athens. I’ve always loved studying about ancient Greece in school and fascinated me to imagine one day to be there and see Temple of Olympian Zeus.

When we finally went there last year, the modern city surprised me, I felt at home with the similarities with Brazil, with the receptivity of the Greeks and the wonderful cuisine. We arrived just in time of the rain welcoming the Spring, the weather was pleasant besides getting wet.

The first adventure was to choose a cake having with no idea of its flavour.
Talking to a bartender we got to try traditional drinks such as Raki and Mastiha.

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It was a delicious chocolate caramel coffee cake / Era um delicioso bolo de chocolate com caramelo e café

PT/ Um dos meus maiores sonhos de infância era conhecer Atenas. Sempre adorei estudar sobre a Grécia Antiga na escola e me encantava em imaginar um dia estar lá e conhecer o Olimpo, Templo de Zeus.
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Necrotourism/Necroturismo

EN/   Necrotourism

PT/   Necroturismo

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Glasnevin, Dublin

The term “Necrotourism” refers to getting to know cemeteries, tombs, mausoleums and etc, abroad in new cities you visit. You might gave this interest due to their architecture, Art, sculptures, or even because there are iconic figures of history, literature, music and so on.

Would you be interested in doing that?
Would you be able to walk normally around graves?

When I first got into this, I wasn’t even aware it was a practice. When I travelled to Venice in March 2011, I got to know there is an island called San Michele which is taken entirely by a cemetery. I took a ferry there and went exploring, and what a peaceful place away from tourists and Carnival celebrations.

PT/ O termo “Necrotourism” refere-se a conhecer cemitérios, túmulos, mausoléus e etc, no estrangeiro, em novas cidades a visitar. Você pode ter esse interesse devido a sua arquitetura, arte, esculturas, ou mesmo porque há figuras icônicas da história, literatura, música e assim por diante.

Você se interessaria em fazer isso?
Conseguiria andar normalmente entre túmulos?
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