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10 Portugal Travel Tips for First-Timers You Don't Wanna Miss!

Alright folks, listen up! I just got back from an awesome trip to Portugal and wanna share some of the best Portugal travel tips I learned as a first time visitor. Portugal is such a rad country that doesn't get enough love compared to its neighbor Spain. But trust me when I say it's totally worth checking out. And with these essential tips, your first trip to Portugal will be smooth sailing. Let's kick things off with some planning tips. When deciding where to go in Portugal, Lisbon and Porto are obvious top choices. Lisbon is super scenic with colorful buildings scattered across hilly neighborhoods, making it feel like a living postcard. Porto has a similar vibe but is a bit smaller and chill. Both cities have tons of history, great food, and are excellent bases for exploring nearby places like Sintra, Cascais, and the Douro Valley . If you want a more lowkey spot, consider Coimbra or Braga which are both beautiful university towns. Another popular region is the Algarve

Coinbase Suddenly Cancels My Account - Now I Don't Trust Them

-- Here's my first post when I got the first email Well would you look at that, Coinbase just went and cancelled my account out of the blue! I've been using them for over seven years to buy, hold and sell different cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Everything seemed fine - I followed all the account verification steps when I signed up, kept my personal info updated, and made regular trades. But then last June I got an email from Coinbase saying they were discontinuing all services to my account by September 25th and I had to withdraw any funds. What's up with that? They didn't give me any explanation for the cancellation either. Literally nothing - just "you've got until this date to pull your money out and then you can't use your account anymore." Rude much, Coinbase?! Needless to say, I was pretty annoyed by this sudden development. I mean, Coinbase is one of the biggest and most well-known crypto exchanges out there. You'd think they&#

Requirements to Travel to Japan From Philippines, From Pearl of the Orient to Land of the Rising Sun

Pexels Hey there, fellow "bakasyonista"! Let me take you on an exciting journey from the Pearl of the Orient, the Philippines, to the captivating Land of the Rising Sun, Japan! Now, you might wonder how I made this dream trip happen. Well, let me spill the beans and share with you all the requirements to travel to Japan from the Philippines. Planning the Adventure It all started with a desire to immerse myself in the beauty of Japan. From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the serene temples in Kyoto, I knew this journey would be unforgettable. Before I could hop on a plane, I had to get my paperwork in order. Traveling to Japan for the first time can be intimidating, especially with the numerous requirements you need to comply with. It doesn't help that there are horror stories circulating about Philippine immigration, NAIA airport shutdowns, and flight cancellations. However, don

The Horror of Dolores Roach: A Dark and Gritty Urban Legend that Falls Short

Screen Grab from Amazon The Horror of Dolores Roach, an Amazon Original Series based on the popular Gimlet podcast, offers viewers a contemporary and macabre take on the Sweeney Todd story. With its themes of love, betrayal, survival, and cannibalism, the show has all the ingredients for a compelling and thrilling narrative. However, despite its potential, the series ultimately falls short in its execution and fails to fully explore its intriguing premise. The story revolves around Dolores Roach played by Justina Machado, she was recently released from prison after serving 16 years. Returning to a dramatically gentrified Washington Heights with nothing but $200 and the clothes on her back ($200 is better than nothing), Dolores finds solace in reuniting with her old stoner friend, Luis. Seeking stability, Dolores starts offering massages for cash in the basement of Luis' dilapidated storefront, Empanada Loca, her only connection to her past. As Dolores faces threats to her newfound

Insidious: The Red Door" - A Welcome Return to the Franchise's Roots

⭐⭐⭐ Insidious: The Red Door marks the fifth installment in the long-running horror franchise initiated by James Wan and Leigh Whannell. As a fan of the series, I approached this film with a mix of excitement and skepticism, having found the previous entries to be hit or miss. However, I'm happy to report that this latest addition manages to recapture some of the franchise's original charm and delivers a thrilling experience. The story revolves around the Lambert family, who must confront their demons from the "Further" once again. Directed by Patrick Wilson, who also stars in the film, The Red Door focuses primarily on Dalton (Ty Simpkins), the son of Josh Lambert (Wilson), as he heads off to college and finds himself reliving the nightmarish experiences that haunted his family in the past. One of the strengths of Insidious: The Red Door lies in its ability to delve into the psychological consequences of the previous movies. It acknowledges and builds upon the events

Unveiling the Engaging World of Leigh Howard and the Ghosts of Simmons-Pierce Manor

 Leigh Howard and the Ghosts of Simmons-Pierce Manor Paperback Leigh Howard and the Ghosts of Simmons-Pierce Manor, written by Shawn M Warner, is a captivating entry in the teen fiction mystery genre. With a unique blend of suspense, supernatural elements, and heartfelt emotions, this book takes readers on an exhilarating journey filled with unexpected twists and turns. The story revolves around Leigh, a young girl whose life is shattered when her parents are tragically murdered. Orphaned and grappling with grief, Leigh finds herself in the company of newfound wealthy relatives she never knew existed. Adjusting to her new surroundings proves challenging, but she refuses to let go of her determination to unravel the mystery surrounding her parents' deaths. As the police investigation hits a dead end, Leigh takes matters into her own hands, teaming up with her teenaged cousin and an intriguing ghost with multiple personalities. With unwavering determination, Leigh embarks on a quest

BOOK REVIEW: The Favor: A Novel by Nora Murphy

The Favor by Nora Murphy πŸ™ΆLeah and McKenna have never met, though they have parallel lives. They don’t — ever — find themselves in the same train carriage or meet accidentally at the gym or the coffee shop. They don’t — ever — discuss their problems and find common ground. They don’t — ever — acknowledge to each other that although their lives have all the trappings of success, wealth and happiness, they are, in fact, trapped. Leah understands that what’s inside a home can be far more dangerous than what’s outside. So when she notices someone else who may be starting down the same path she’s on, she pays attention. She watches over McKenna from afar. Until one night she sees more than she bargained for. Leah knows she can’t save herself, but perhaps she can save McKenna. Leah and McKenna have never met. But they will.πŸ™· My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5 I love this book! It grabbed me from the first page and didn't let go until the end. This for me is one of those edge-of-your-seat suspense t

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