Paul and Luiza Hopkins

Coimbra, Portugal


About @Pauluiza

We are Paul & Luiza Hopkins. I’m from Niteroi, Rio, Brazil and Paul is from Adelaide but grew up in Perth, Western Australia. My background is in Anthropology and Cultural develpment and Paul's is IT and Project and Risk Management. We met in Brazil, got married in 1993. We lived in Australia for 12 years and then in Trancoso (south of Bahia), northeast of Brazil, for 5 years, where we had a restaurant, called Masala.

After 5 years running a restaurant we decided it was time to go around the world to see new places and revisit old ones. Our planned time for this trip was between 1 – 2 years but we ended up travelling for 2 years, seven months and four days non stop, covering a total of 35 countries. We left Brazil in 2010 and came back to Trancoso in 2013. We lived in Trancoso for another 2 years and we used this time in Brazil to further explore South and Central America, the USA and the Caribbean. We've actually now visited 77 countries. We moved to Portugal, in May 2015 and we have been exploring a lot more of Europe and other countries as well revisiting a bit of Asia, so, watch this space!!

  • Hobbies:

    Travelling, cooking

  • Favourite places:

    Spain, India, Greece

Live your life to the limit while you can...


Spain and Andorra - 2023

11 Apr 2023 - 30 Apr 2023 • 2,508 kms

Portugal Spain Andorra

Malta - Ionian Islands - Albania - FYR Macedonia - Greece - 2016

28 Jun 2016 • 1,677 kms

Malta Greece Albania Macedonia

Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil - 2009

04 Jun 2010 • 4,682 kms

Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Brazil

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