TDP2021: Day39-40 – Castelo Branco

Saturday morning…7 am Martim and I are ready to explore the town of Castelo Branco and the fields surrounding the town on foot…running. He’s a triathlete, 10 years younger than me – his pace for the first 10km was at a brisk ~5min/km. I really liked the early morning temperature. My runs in Lisbon were mostly at 5am when the air is still clear and cool. I tried one late afternoon at 33°C – it just killed me. After 16km and an average of 5.11min/km we were back and ready for a protein shake and – for me – a […]

TDP2021: Day34-38 – an unexpected part of TDP2021

Early morning I load all my stuff into the TWIKE, clear my apartment and hand back the keys and remote control for the garage before driving to the Airport to work from the lounge until my flight leaves later that afternoon. All is good until I have to slam the breaks due to a distracted driver and the TWIKE does not break as expected – no breaking at the front and virtually no breaking at the back. It seems that the endless cobblestone treatment has gotten to the breaking system and something has broken. I immediately research some motorbike mechanics […]

TDP2021: Day27-33 – Back in Town, daily commute to work

Another week as a digital nomad starts – I can reach my office by TWIKE in about 12-14 minutes and I really like trying to discover a new way to get to the office every morning. The only thing I don’t like about Lisbon (and many parts of Portugal) is TWIKE-related: Cobblestones. Lots of this kind of surface…coarse and fine. Very bumpy and definitely the reason why I’ve had to tighten many more screws than under normal circumstances. Every evening I get to go out with some colleagues from my office or with people that reached out via Twitter. My […]

TDP2021: Interview for Lisbon’s Mensagem

As mentioned in the last entry, my trip generated quite some interest in the Interwebs. Specifically, this tweet, which motivated Leonardo Rodrigues, a journalist from a Lisbon-based digital-only publication, to reach out to me and ask me if I were interested in a creating a piece in his publication. TW560 is no stranger to press coverage. Leonardo and I met up and he got the full TWIKE treatment. All information, a long cross-city drive in the TWIKE and lots of ‘TWIKE magic’! Being used to interviews, we quickly ticked off the usual boxes. Leonardo, also, had done his homework […]