Sintra: At the Edge of the World

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In the modern age, technology and innovation has made it easy for the casual traveler to easily explore the four corners of the world.  It also means that there are very few places left undiscovered.  Even though it’s the status quo now, it was not always the case a few hundred years ago.  It’s hard for people to imagine a world other than the one they were born into.  Before the Age of Discovery, people would look out from the cliffs into the boundless ocean and believe that it was the end of the world.  The famous Portuguese  explorers changed that preconception, venturing out to Asia and Africa, leading the way for discoveries of a whole different world. 

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Day 6: On the Road in Cabo da Roca

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On the sixth day of our travel, we made it out to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe.  The startling jagged cliffs dropped sharply down to the turbulent Atlantic ocean.  The powerful bracing wind whipped across my face, mixing the briny ocean air with the sweet smelling grass.  The setting sun covered by the thin layer of cloud and fog, cast a grey shadow over the rock face giving the place a wild rugged feel.