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The Undiscovered Sights, Sounds and Flavors of Portugal

written by Gabriella Opaz | 14th December 2017

Gail Aguiar is by far, one of the most prolific travel bloggers in Portugal, which is why we’re so keen to feature her! Filipino by birth, Gail has spent most of her life traveling, working and exploring the world; hence her insight comes from a place of deep wisdom and experience. Today, she joins us from Porto, where she’s offering...

5 Must Visit Wine Shops in Lisbon

written by Catherine Fisher | 31st May 2016

Several years ago, I would frequently travel to a delightful independent wine shop, sandwiched between a bakery and a cheese store, during my evening commute from university. Unable to differentiate between a Chardonnay and a Champagne, it made for a fabulous break from my law studies, as well as a kickstart to my Portuguese wine education! I reveled in the...
Private Northern Portugal

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The Undiscovered Foods of Portugal Tour

With the vast Atlantic to the west, crystalline rivers to the North, soaring mountains to the east: Porto is...

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Porto Walking Food Tour

This delicious food tour is more than a culinary experience, it’s a love letter to Porto highlighting the city’s history, architecture and...

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Madeira Market & Wine Tour

You know that ever-so-frequent moment when your mind starts drifting to a tropical island filled with swaying palm trees, soaring cliffs...

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Our Expat Holiday in Portugal!

written by Gabriella Opaz | 24th December 2015

As an immigrant living on the other side of the world, the Holidays conjure up nostalgia, a desire to be close to the people you love. It’s a feeling of longing, of saudades, imagining my Dad’s tight loving embrace, the gentle sound of Beethoven floating across the living room, and the rich, intoxicating aroma of roast beef. I LIVE for...

Dinner in Viseu: Chewing Over Identity

written by Sonia Nolasco | 25th November 2015

Though it had been one of the rainiest and foggiest weeks I had ever spent in Portugal, on this particular day, the dreariness gave new meaning to the word “melancholy.” In no way was this suicidal ambiance any match for my mission to discover! I was booked for a trip to Viseu and absolutely nothing was going to deter...

Michelin Chef Elevates Rustic Portuguese Cuisine in Manhattan

written by Sonia Nolasco | 18th November 2015

There’s a little slice of Lisbon’s vibrant food scene in New York City these days thanks to Michelin star Chef George Mendes. For anybody that’s been to Lisbon lately, you’ll instantly pick up on the similarities between the haute cuisine hotspots chefs like José Avillez have created in the recent past with his acclaimed Belcanto and several modern reinterpretations...

Discovering Dão Wines: The Burgundy of Portugal

written by Catherine Fisher | 28th September 2015

It was a cool Lisbon summer night with a near-full moon, a breeze coming in from the Tagus River and friends coming over for dinner, life felt pretty good. Dinner parties happen to be one of my favorite pastimes, and Pete and I tend to make a solid team when it comes to hosting them (he feels strongly about...
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