One of the ways I like to get under the skin of a new place it’s through pop culture. There is something about urban legends and fandom that say a lot about the local’s vibe.
It’s hard not to feel a certain level of excitement when you know you’re about to see Stonehenge. You want to go for the mysticism, the stories, the urban legends around it, the conspiracy theories. Striking off another UNESCO World Heritage Site from the list really came in last for me. I wanted to experience the magic of the stones that I had heard about in countless documentaries and to finally visit one of the sites in the world I was more curious to see.
My discovery of Fado, a brief History of the urban popular song of Portugal and the resources to help you understand it and appreciate it when you visit Lisbon.
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.
What is the secret of Lisbon underground and why does everyone endure the long queues to see it? Find out what the city reveals twice a year.