sábado, 25 de Outubro de 2014

Sorteio do Livro Daqui Ali do Viajante Pedro on the Road

This is a giveway of a book written in portuguese so this time I'm posting in portuguese, I guess you guys don't want to participate in a giveaway you won't understand a word? ;)

Já algum tempo que queria vos oferecer este livro mas como o blog é em inglês fiquei na dúvida se o faria. Como este espaço é meu (e vosso claro), é a minha casa virtual e faço dela o que bem quiser, decidi vos oferecer este livro na mesma porque considero que seja uma obra fenomenal escrita por um Viajante com letra maiúscula, o Pedro on the Road.

Daqui Ali é um livro penetrante onde o Pedro retrata a sua estória desde Portugal a Singapura à boleia. Durante esta viagem de 50 mil quilómetros, Pedro conheceu inúmeras pessoas que vieram a enriquecer ainda mais a sua VIDA, ficou a dormir em centenas de CouchSurfers, foi preso em Laos, esteve a poucos quilómetros de distância do local onde Bin Laden foi capturado e viveu aventuras num transberiano pela Rússia e no deserto da Mongolia.

Certamente vão ficar colados/as ao livro tal como eu e quando o finalizarem ficarão com aquela sensação de "quero mais". Na verdade o Pedro já está a tratar do assunto com a sua recente ida de bicicleta de Portugal até África do Sul!
Acompanhem as suas estórias no blog Daqui Ali;
Maravilhem-se com as fotografias e actualizações na sua página do facebook;
Leiam os comentários que outros leitores deixaram no goodreads;
Deliciem-se com o trailer do livro.
Não aguentam a espera do resultado do sorteio? Comprem o livro.

Agora que já estão cheios/as de vontade de ler o livro, vamos ao que interessa: como ganhar este livro?
1 - Façam like na página do facebook do Shanti Free Bird (clicar aqui)
2 - Partilhem o sorteio no vosso facebook - a partilha tem de ser obrigatoriamente publica (clicar aqui)
3 - Deixem um cometário neste post com o vosso email

Querem ter mais oportunidades de ganhar? (Deixar sempre um comentário separado a confirmar, com o vosso email)
4 - Partilhem publicamente o sorteio todos os dias que quiserem, desde que deixem o link da partilha (clicar na hora e depois copiar/colar link) aqui nos comentários juntamente com o vosso email.
5 - Façam pin na vossa conta do Pinterest
6 - Partilhem o sorteio no vosso blog
7 - Sigam Shanti Free Bird pelo blogger ou pelo bloglovin
8 - Divulguem o sorteio na vossa conta Twitter

Exemplos de comentário:
"Fiz um pin keroganharolivro@gmail.com" ou
"Partilhei no facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fincabout/posts/10152763061801183 - keroganharolivro@gmail.com "

Prazo de inscrições: 1 de Outubro de 2014 

Quero vos desejar boa sorte a todos/as! É um prazer oferecer-vos algo tão especial, uma verdadeira fonte de inspiração para quem deseja viajar e ainda uma leitura indispensável para os dias chuvosos e frios que se avizinham ;)
Um xi-coração do tamanho do mundo, Marta




segunda-feira, 20 de Outubro de 2014

Oh so american: Thrift Stores

I thought that would be fun to share with you guys american lifestyle thru my eyes. In these series I’ll post about what I've seen only in USA that I’ve never seen in other countries in the World.
I decided to start with Thrift Stores because they are one of my favorite things about USA and you can find these kind of stores in every state you go.

Thrift Stores are places where you can score great clothing, kitchen ware, books, decoration items and mostly everything you can think of for a very cheap price. You get to buy a book for 0.50 cents or 1 dolar, a jacket for 3 bucks, an amazing painting for 5 bucks. How does it work? People clean their closets and find things they don’t want anymore so they donate to thrift stores. Mostly of the thrift stores I’ve been are non-profit, all the profit goes to community projects and to help people in need and all the staff is volunteering, usually retired people. (this is a great way to spend your time doing something useful for the community!)

Besides the recycling part of thrift stores  I also love when I find vintage items from USA, they are so pretty, especially the white pirex with retro designs. It’s a pity I cannot bring this stuff with me in my backpack, it can break easily, it’s heavy  and common I don’t want to carry glass all the time with me. I’d get a lot of vintage stuff from thrift stores if I was in USA for 2 or 3 weeks and back to Portugal but this situation never happens because flights are pricey, it’s pretty far and I have the time so I stay at least 2 months around here.

So, you can consider a thrift store as a second hand store (you also can find new items with tag on) but they have different names around the World, like in Australia they are OP stores but exactly same concept as thrift stores, maybe with the profit part.


To finalize this post I’m going to show you the stuff I found in Meals in Wheels Trift Store in Lakeport that I didn’t buy, when looking for Pirate items for my costume for Halloween.

I loveeee these mugs! A backpacker needs a rainbow mug right? Not! :) And oh these orange vintage flowers. If I'd live in USA I'd have a huge kitchen closet for my 1000 mugs.
Always a sucker for owls, especially with my favorite colors and Happy Autumn, my favorite season. Maybe it's good to have a plush in your backpack when you feel lonely. Not!!!

 Mushrooms and flowers? Yes please. I almost bought this shirt to sew an handbag but then when I'm gonna make it? I don't even know when I'm back in Portugal (if I come back...)
Don't judge books by their covers? Not in this case. Look at this delicious cover and yep I'm interested in natural cooking, not sure if this info is updated though. 

What do you think about thrift stores? Do you shop often there? Any great scores lately?

sábado, 18 de Outubro de 2014

Cheers to my blog readers!

You see the biiiiig smile in the photo above? It's for you my dear readers, the ones who keep me carry on with this blog. It's not easy at all for me to keep up with any project. This blog is one year and an half old and I keep update it 2-4 times a week, wow! I'm impressed with myself but I gotta thank you because your emails, comments and messages motivate me to write more. I wouldn't be honest if I'd say that this blog is for me or for you, is for US.

The other day I was reading my favorite blogs when I read this title "Travels: 3 blogs I love" (sorry it's in portuguese) and guess which was the first one? Shanti Free Bird!! I jumped of happiness and run to tell everybody around me about it. Yep, this post made my day. I believe that blogosphere community is to care for eachother and mention blogs when they deserve, when they made a difference, when your learned something.

Hopefully my blog will inspire more people to travel or show the World thru my eyes to people who can't travel. Let's go on this trip together :) I LOVE YOU * Thanks millions for all support!

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