Hotels

Hotel Internacional, Porto

January 27, 2012 Jack 0

We were smitten by the Hotel Internacional the moment we set eyes on it. Like the city of Porto it exuded a charm that harked back to another age… […]

Food and drink

Café Society in Guimaraes

January 21, 2012 Andy 0

The line between bars and cafés in Guimaraes, and indeed in Porto, is distinctly blurred. Having been brought up in a pub culture where bars serve alcohol by default and coffee by exception, it was a novelty to see alcohol drinkers in cafés and coffee sippers in bars. […]

Porto

Starting the New Year in Porto

January 18, 2012 Jack 0

The punk looked as though he could be dead. He lay on his side like a foetus with a Mohican; motionless. The woman holding her finger to his neck, trying to find a pulse, looked concerned… […]

Guimaraes

Being Enchanted by Misty Mount Penha in Guimarães

January 12, 2012 Jack 0

There’s something about sitting in a flimsy cabin heading into a thick shrouded blotting out the landscape that sends a thrill skipping down the spine, especially as there was no one else making the trip into the unknown… […]

Guimaraes

Villa Hotel, Guimarães

January 11, 2012 Andy 0

A chic, boutique hotel in easy strolling distance of the historic centre, spitting distance of the railway station and perfectly positioned for exploring all parts of Guimarães. […]

Guimaraes

Nightlife in Guimarães

January 11, 2012 Jack 0

There’s a bit of a blur between coffee shops, cafés and bars in Portugal with some places having a different personality after dark. Most cafés in Guimarães sell beer, wine and spirits. […]