Rivoli Cinema Hostel

b o k  c h o y

When you live in a city, you pay attention to the most trivial things…  You noticed the smallest changes on the streets you walk on a daily basis.

In Porto,  Rivoli Theatre is impossible to miss. Back in the day, during those bright cold mornings, I used to look at it while seated at the bus stop waiting for the 301 to take me to campus. People rushing by on the busy plaza, walking in to the cafes for a quick espresso before work… I was so far from imagining I would be living in KL 5 years later.

At the time, I strongly believed Porto to be the coolest city. I didn’t have any arguments to back this up… Other than it felt right to be where I was. Old bustling Porto was where I belonged.

Looking back, I’m still pretty much smitten by that city. And proud, so proud… Porto people know how to do cool. They are tough, they are brutally honest, they are not afraid to face life and build new things. They do the best they can with what they have, and they take care of their city the best they know how.

And even amidst all the economical struggle, the brave ones keep opening great places: cafes, bars, galleries, hostels.

Now, I’m not alone when I claim Porto is one of the coolest cities. Trivago also shares my opinion: Porto has one of the coolest hostels in Europe.

Check this out: Rivoli Cinema Hostel

Perfect place for movie lovers and the location is ideal to go and discover downtown Porto. It is very affordable, with great room decor inspired on famous movies and a sunny terrace for a relaxing sunset drink.

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In Rivoli Cinema Hostel

Source: O Porto Cool

Les mains de Hermés

 

Les mains de Hermés” é um brilhante um documentário que retrata o trabalho dos artesãos que fabricam os objectos da Hermès, realizado por Frederik Laffont e Isabel Dupuy Chavanat.  Esta pequena jóia transporta-nos para a verdadeira essência da Hermés aos mostrar-nos quem são os verdadeiros criadores por detrá dos objectos que tantos idolatram.

Para rever aqui.

xo,

matita

On the road

the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.

Normalmente fico decepcionada quando vejo as minhas obras favoritas transformadas em filme. Acontece que as grandes telas não conseguem captar toda a profundidade e beleza de uma prosa bem escrita. Até hoje a única excepção foi Atonement. Adorei o filme!

Mas tenho grandes expectativas para este On the Road. Quero muito ver e espero que esteja a altura do grande Jack Kerouac.

Veremos, veremos…

xo,

Matita

Portivity – Uma cidade chamada Porto

Rainy Sundays have this effect on me, they bring back a bunch of sweet memories.

I believe it was not a coincidence that I have found this wonderful video today.

It is nothing but a great homage to one of my favourite cities in the whole  wide world, Porto!

Ai, Invicta! Já fui muito feliz aqui.

[Video by Victor Santos, a finalist of Portivity]

xo, matita

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