The Next Big Things

Nine players to look out for in the FIFA U-20 World Cup:

Bradford Jamieson IV (USA): An LA native & still a teenager, Jamieson opened his MLS account on just his second career start.

Marcos Lopes (Portugal): Holds the Manchester City record for youngest goalscorer at the age of 17 years, 9 days.

Hirving Lozano (Mexico): Joint-leading scorer at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in January.

Hany Mukhtar (Germany): The only player on his team not plying his trade in the Bundesliga.

Andreas Pereira (Brazil): Manchester United’s U-21 Player of the Year for 2015.

Diego Poyet (Uruguay): The son of former Chelsea player & manager Gus Poyet.

Isaac Success (Nigeria): The youngest player ever to appear for Granada.

Angel Correa (Argentina): Was sidelined last summer after discovering a heart tumor, but has since returned & scored four goals in eight matches for the U-20s.

Godfred Donsah (Ghana): A powerful & quick dribbler known for his funky goal celebrations.


Awesome Elderly Street Artists Destroy Age Stereotypes In Portugal

“Graffiti and street art have both often served to deepen the rift of misunderstanding between young and old, but there’s one art organization in Lisbon, Portugal that’s working to change that. LATA 65 works to destroy age stereotypes and turn senior citizens into street artists by providing them with spray paint cans, masks and gloves and finding them free spots in the city to tag up and paint!It all begins with workshops, where the students learn about the history of street art and get to create their own stencils. They then find run-down parts of the city to jazz up with colorful tags and stencil art.According to the organization’s Facebook, their goal is to connect older and younger generations through art, to help the elderly engage in new forms of contemporary art and, most importantly, to let them have fun. Looks like they’re doing a good job”- Bored Panda

!More info: Facebook | Instagram | (h/t: lostateminor)


Bush, Swallowed

Basile Pesso-Porto © September 2 014

My Blip / My web magazine on Tumblr now : Yes We Are and its kind of archives on FB. The Side Look of a Barcelonese #106 from the mag is Flavia by Crina Prida.

…and thanks a lot to Rom 9999 for the reblog of De la Dissolution des Lettres !

What to eat in Portugal

Our Portuguese guides were kind enough to put together a trek guide for all of us. Their section on food was particularly comprehensive and because I like to share all things food/travel, I now present to you this list.

  • Ameijoes à bulhao pato – Served as an appetizer or snack and best enjoyed with ice-cold beer. Clams are cooked until tender in olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and plenty of cilantro. Very important: you will need bread to dip into the sauces, as I can guarantee you wouldn’t want a drop to be left on the plate.
  • Bacalhau à Brás (Lisbon Style) - Of the numerous ways to prepare salted cod fish in Portugal, “Bras style” is one of the most popular. The shredded cod is sauteed in a pan along with plenty of onions and straw fried potatoes. This dish is finished with beaten eggs that cook as they join the pan, and topped with parsley and black olives.
  • Other Bacalhau versions include Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá (Porto Style) which is cooked in casserole with potatoes, eggs, olives, olive oil and onion; or bolinhos de bacalhau (similar to a fried croquette) made with shredded cod fish, potatoes, eggs and parsley and is cooked until golden crispy on the outside but smooth and melty on the inside.
  • Açorda – This typical dish of the southern region of Alentejo is as good as it gets when it comes to comfort food with a rustic touch. The basic recipe for açorda would be made of mashed bread with olive oil, coriander, salt, eggs and water but more complete versions might include cod fish or shrimps. It’s not a soup and it’s not a stew, it’s something in between: the unique açorda!
  • Grilled fish carapau (mackerel) and sardinhas (sardines) are an absolute must as they are in season this time of year while Grilled dourada (sea bass) and robalo (hake) are the most popular white fishes
  • Cataplana – seafood made in a wok-like lidded copper vessel (typical from Algarve)
  • Any Shellfish – go in a marisqueira and order shellfish to know why Portugal is the Seafood Lover ́s Paradise: here you get high quality for a low price!
    • You can find shrimp (camarão), giant tiger prawns (camarão tigre) and crayfish (langostim), different types of lobster (lavagnte ; lagosta).
    • For mollusks, you have clams (ameijoas), mussels (mexilhão) and oysters (ostras). Definitely, try the interesting looking gooseneck barnacles that the Portuguese love called percebes.
    • If you are a crab lover, go for Navalheira and caranguejo which are the smallest varieties. Their larger counterpart are the santola (larger spiny crab) and the sapateira are equally as tasty and cheap.
  • Feijoada transmontana – Feijoada stands for bean stew, but you know it wouldn’t be a Portuguese stew if you didn’t throw a variety of heavy meats into the mix! All the funny parts of the pig end up here, as the dish was created when people couldn’t afford to waste anything the human body could eventually digest
  • Alheira de Mirandela – Yes looks like a sausage, but is so much more than that! Meats stuffed into an alheira may include veal, chicken, duck and rabbit, compacted together with bread. If you have “alheira de caça” it means that it will only have game meat. This unusual sausage was created by the Jews in Portugal when they were forced to convert to Christianity (to pretend they were eating pork) No matter what religion you follow, eating a fried alheira, with a fried egg and fries can make you feel an out-of-body experience! 
  • Francesinha – wet-cured ham, linguiça, fresh sausage, steak stacked between 2 pieces of bread. The whole thing is covered with melted cheese, but it is with the sauce that the magic of the francesinha really comes alive. Every francesinha establishment has their own sauce, kept under lock and key like a family heirloom.

I plan to use this religiously if I find myself in Portugal again anytime in the distant future.