Alentejo

Where is Portugal’s Costa Vicentina?

August 16, 2021 Jack 0

It seems like a simple question. But the answer isn’t as simple as you might expect. This week, whilst pulling together images for an article we’re writing about hiking in different parts of Portugal, I […]

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A sweet and sour taste of Lisbon & travel writing

March 11, 2021 Jack 0

In the last couple of days I’ve read two articles about Lisbon, and watched an episode of the Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil set in Portugal’s classy capital. In two of the three, the information was presented as being by provided by Lisbon experts … […]

Portugal

How living abroad has changed us

January 19, 2021 Jack 0

The wounds are still gaping red, raw, and very sore. It’s too painful for me to talk about Brexit at the moment. No, painful is not the right word at all. If I let my […]

Costa Caparica, Portugal
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Things tourists should never do in Portugal

October 28, 2020 Jack 0

One such article on Portuguese website Portugaldenorteaasul, titled 11 things tourists should never do in Portugal hooked me in. After three years of getting to know Portugal, I wondered how these ‘things not to do’ would compare with our experiences. […]

Cycling the ecovia from Ponte de Lima to Viana do Castelo
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A Curious Incident On The Way To Viana do Castelo

October 20, 2020 Andy 0

Something catches my eye, movement by the water line about 200 metres to my right, on the far bank of the river. Squinting into the sun, I see what looks like the torso of a large man hauling himself out of the river, dragging his withered legs behind him… […]

Portugal

Cycling, what is it good for?

September 16, 2020 Jack 1

I like the thought of cycling that involves effortless pedalling along flat country lanes passing rows of vines, or alongside a gently rolling river, the warm sun kissing my face; a soft breeze caressing glowing skin; a bottle of wine, loaf of fresh bread, and a round of cheese in the wicker basket… […]

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Being addicted to unfamiliarity

September 10, 2020 Jack 0

A year ago to the day Andy and I sat on the terrace of a shepherd’s hut on a plateau in Slovenia whilst I tucked into a bowl of gruel otherwise known as buckwheat mush and sour milk. Why? Because it was there… […]