Our Obsession with Detours: Porto Off the Map

From the beginning we wanted to write about our detours as much as about our destinations. Porto was no exception to our usual off the map and off the plan trips.

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Porto: the City of Remarkable Churches

When you explore Porto you’ll see why I call it the city of churches. They are simply everywhere and I’m sure we missed a few.

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First Impressions of Porto in Four Postcard Perfect Images

If we were asked to sum up our first impressions of Porto into postcard perfect images, this would be our top four. What are yours?

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How to Enjoy One Day Trip to Évora from Lisbon

A day trip from Lisbon to Évora, the city beyond the UNESCO World Heritage Site, in its three dimensions: the food, the people and the architecture.

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Island of Flores: Growing Up as an Islander in the Azores

The 143 Km2 island of Flores is the most western point of Europe, marked by a tiny islet off the coast called Monchique. That tiny rock is where Europe begins.

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My Unconditional Love for Corvo, the Smallest Island in the Azores

Corvo Island is one of the three islands in the Azores classified as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. There is a quietness to Corvo and a sense of community that I haven’t yet found elsewhere.

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4 Spots for Alternative Shopping in Lisbon

Where to go for alternative shopping in Lisbon, how to reach, what to buy in each one of these shopping Lisbon areas, and what to visit nearby if you feel like including a little sightseeing.

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Lazy Flavors: A Gastronomical and Cultural Experience in Lisbon

Portuguese culture revolves a lot around sitting at the table for long meals and conversations. That’s the spirit of Lazy Flavors, not your ordinary food tour.

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Lisbon underground: the secret Roman galleries are revealed twice a year

Twice a year (at least) people in Lisbon can visit the Roman galleries under the city’s Baixa. Find out how you can book your next visit and what to expect.

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Exploring Lisbon on an 8Km Walking Trail by the Tagus River

Walk or bike on the 8Km trail between Belém and Praça do Comércio (or the other way around) and discover the many layers of Lisbon.

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