I just returned from my first visit to Portugal in over six years. I had a lot of activities planned but as things often do, those plans had to change at the last minute due to my mother’s health issues. But despite the problems, I was still able to do the one thing I most wanted to: a visit to the Convento dos Capuchos in Sintra.
My Of Magic & Scales series, a gay paranormal romance, was set in Portugal. Even if you can’t afford to travel, by reading this series you’ll be taken on a tour of a lot of interesting sites in my home country, especially those around the capital, Lisbon. Of all the places I used as the background for my story, there was one I had heard a lot about it but had never actually visited. So that became my one goal for this trip: visit the magical place that provided such amazing setting for a large slice of my two protagonists’ story.
I was pleased to find out that I had a mostly correct image of what it looked and felt like. So sit back and enjoy a short photographic tour of the mystical place that the Capuchin monks of the past built and lived in all those years ago.
If you enjoyed this tour, come back for a video at a later date so you can experience the sounds and feel of the place. I could move in today and I am not an outdoors person at all, lol. Follow this link to a map of the place.
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