San Telmo is one of the oldest of the 48 neighborhoods (barrios) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and one of the most interesting to explore. Vanesa and I only spent the better part of an afternoon there, but we found some really interesting things, especially considering she’s from Buenos Aires but had never really explored the neighborhood herself growing up.

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Obidos is a beautiful medieval town in central Portugal that you simply have to visit if you’re in the country. It’s located about an hour north of Lisbon, and two hours south of Porto. At the center of this fortified, hilltop town is a castle dating back to the 13th century, although the Moors built a castle there in the 8th century, and Romans had a fort before that. In other words, the town is very rich in history.

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