June 2016 - Traveling Cats - Travel Pictures of Cats

Cat from Carrapateira {Portugal}

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If you follow a winding road down into the leafy valley of Carrapateira, you'll arrive at a unique Portuguese hideaway: Monte da Vilarinha. It's basically ten family-friendly living units, spread between three different houses, each with high bamboo-and-beam ceilings and terracotta-tiled floors. It's fine dining next to the outdoor swimming pool, with nothing but the sounds of nature to accompany you. During the day, you can go hiking, biking, or horseback riding, or you could stay at Monte da Vilarinha to get to know the local cat.

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Cat pictures by Claudia Mannes

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Cats from Porto {Portugal}

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Porto is Portugal's second largest city and is built into the surrounding hillside cliffs, overlooking the Douro river. Picturesque and charismatic, with an endless supply of treasures waiting to be discovered by the avid traveler, the city is best explored on foot. The city is one of Europe's best kept secrets and is filled with history, monuments, and a thriving, cosmopolitan downtown area. With everything that Porto has to offer, this charming city is well worth a visit.

Cat pictures: Claudia Mannes / Text: Porto 55 Secrets

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Cat from Lisbon {Portugal}

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Located near the access road up to the Castelo de Sao Jorge is one of the prettiest lookout points of Lisbon: the Miradouro de Santa Luzia. From here, you can oversee the Tagus and the terracotta rooftops of the Alfama district. Of course, knowing you, you'll probably be more interested in the local cat.

Cat pictures by Claudia Mannes

P.S. More cats of Lisbon.

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Cats from Bandung {Indonesia}

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This is a guest post by Jyotsna Ramani from Wander with Jo.

These pictures are taken in Resor Dago Pakar - which is a lovely exclusive area in North Bandung, Indonesia. During my 11 months in Bandung, I stayed there for around 2 months and enjoyed every bit of it. On one of my usual evening walks, I decided to carry my camera - it was a good call. First I found these two cats fighting - street fighter style. After I walked a bit further, I found this adorable family with a cat and her 3 kittens. I was also rewarded with a beautiful sunset and, of course, you always meet a dog when you go for a walk (Though, I was wearing a cat t-shirt -does that count? ). 

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Cats from Su Pallosu {Sardinia}

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Su Pallosu is a town with only six residents and no shops or hotels. Yet it is a top tourist attraction on Sardinia thanks to its colony of cats.

Cats have been roaming the beach of Su Pallosu for over a century now. Fishermen introduced them onto Sardinia to keep the rat problem in check. Nowadays, the non-profit organization I Gatti di Su Pallosu cares for the colony while also arranging free guided tours. During these tours, visitors get to see the cats' feeding area as well as the turtle beach and the Gianni Atzori Mineral Collection. Of course, there's plenty of time to cuddle the cats which are all tame and friendly. Because of its success, it's advised to book at least one week in advance.

In 2016, TripAdvisor gave this feline attraction the Certificate of Excellence.

More info, pictures and booking information at Su Pallosu's Colony Cats.

Source: Daily Mail

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