Imagine you’ve just arrived by train to one of the most beautiful places in Portugal. You are bundled up because it’s slightly chilly outside, and you step out of the train to this fairy tale land called “Sintra”. Maybe it isn’t real, but when you breathe in your lungs are filled with that crisp clean air and you look around and realize it’s not a dream. After a short hike to the castle you feel like a kid discovering snow outside on Christmas morning. There is a light fog surrounding the castle and you swear you are on the set of First Knight, and Richard Gere will come riding in on a white steed any moment. (Well…maybe not the Richard Gere part.) Ok, so to make this short, for one lovely day I was a royal, overlooking the world. The view was breathtaking.