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. […]

Food and drink

Food & Restaurants in Guimarães

January 10, 2012 Jack 4

From sausages that aren’t sausages, pastries that look as though one bite could pile on the pounds, snack foods galore in cosy cafés and sophisticated fare in stylish restaurants… […]

Guimaraes

What To See in Guimaraes

January 9, 2012 Andy 2

A popular day excursion destination from Porto and Braga and a summer time magnet for its art, music and cultural events, 2012 sees Guimaraes in Northern Portugal take on the mantle of European Capital of Culture which should up its visitor numbers considerably. […]