Inspiring visit to Sintra, Portugal The air was warm, just a slight breeze rustling the treetops, and fat flies were buzzing around a stone cross. … Read more
O, Alentejo! The wonder of Portugal’s big nothing “O Alentejo?” It’s hard to pull off a disdainful expression when you’re smudged with plaster dust, but … Read more
When visiting Portugal’s second city, Porto, I found it was possible to escape the rat race for a weekend and return relatively refreshed, with by a wallet that didn’t feel as though it had accompanied Paris Hilton on a shopping trip. Unlike much of Western Europe, Portugal still offers travellers excellent value for money, even in the main metropolises of Lisbon and Porto.
Sipping that most famous Portuguese wine, Porto, in the city of its origin After all, Portuguese wine is port. Portugal’s Second City: it’s a title … Read more
Lisbon is a city of crumbling grandeur, of heart-aching beauty, a fair city, it is said, who runs down the hills to meet her lover, … Read more