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My name is Violeta Matei. In March 2005, I turned my back on the corporate life for good. Come join my world of travel stories and photos!

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Moinho de Vento

Do you want to know what this and this and this look on the outside? Here’s the thing: an abandoned windmill, or a moinho de vento, as the Portuguese would call it. The history of the windmill is quite uneven. It’s interesting how the windmill, known from...

Passiflora – My Passion for the Passion Flower

Passiflora is a genus of about 500 species of flowers. That’s what Wikipedia says. I say Passiflora is my favorite flower. I had the pleasure to grow several Passiflora plants in the past. Since I started travelling for bigger periods of time, I gave away almost...