Olhao. The Largest Fishing Port in the Algarve Is Close to Faro

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Touch down in Faro and you have arrived in the Algarve. Faro is the busy centre of activity from which visitors emerge, full of excited anticipation, to catch their rides and shuttles to the resorts of their choice; here is … Read More

7 Must See Places In the Magical City of Porto

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Porto is a magical city. Modern, yet still clinging to the old ways, it fascinated us beyond any expectations. We spent a day by the ocean, visited the uncounted for gilded churches, took a boat tour on the Douro River, and went for … Read More

The Stunning Lello Bookshop From Porto

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OK, I know I said it before, but I’m going to say it again. I love Porto! From the moment I set foot in the amazing Porto airport till the moment I hoped back on the plane, I was completely … Read More

The Stock Exchange Palace of Porto & Its Magnificent Arabic Room

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Porto is situated pretty up north, and most people wouldn’t expect to find Arabic art and influences here. And truth being told, you won’t, except for one stunningly decorated room inside the Stock Exchange Palace (or Palácio da Bolsa in Portuguese).  The Arabic Room … Read More

Hotel Infante Sagres, Porto. Luxury and Romance

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When we visited Porto, at the beginning of March, we stayed in one of the most luxurious 5 star boutique hotels the city has to offer – Hotel Infante Sagres, part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Location Located in … Read More

Dinning At Rui Paula’s DOP Restaurant. Author Cuisine In Porto

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Chestnut cream soup with pork “secretos” and pineapple On our second evening in Porto we had a lovely dinner at DOP Restaurant. Situated in a historic building in the very World Heritage Area of Porto, this restaurant features great author … Read More

Making Friends On The Road. A Wine Tasting With A Twist

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Just after we finished our boat trip up and down the Douro River, our ever surprising and resourceful guide, Luis from EcoTours Portugal asked us if we wanted to go for a wine tasting before saying goodbye to him. Hell yeah! … Read More

Boat With a View. Going On A Cruise On The Douro River

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We have to admit that Porto totally took us by surprise. We never expected it to be such a charming city. Even before finishing our walking tour we were completely smitten. But strolling up and down the streets of Porto is no easy … Read More

A Walk to Remember. Discovering Porto’s Best Kept Secrets

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Old Porto tram car still in use  Every city has its secret corners that it reveals slowly, over time, to the patient traveler, and Porto is no exception. Therefore we were thrilled when the guys from EcoTours Portugal invited us for a walking tour … Read More

Our Open Letter to the Atlantic Ocean

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Dear Atlantic Ocean, You are even more beautiful in March than you were in December when we first met you. We like you for the dramatic dance you perform without a flow. And we love you for the way you … Read More

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