Porto

The 10 Best Things to Do in Porto

February 2, 2012 Jack 1

Just like things to see in Porto, there are multitudinous activities in the city to keep even those with low boredom thresholds amused, entertained and interested… […]

Food and drink

Food, Restaurants and Eating Out in Porto

February 2, 2012 Andy 4

It’s considerably cheaper to eat out in Portugal than it is in much of the rest of Europe and even though Porto is the country’s second city, paying the bill is a painless experience in all but the most exclusive establishments. […]

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… […]