🇵🇹Delicious gelato in Porto - the blue tiles in the background is actually on the facade of a building. I was fascinated with how the tile had so much texture. The history of the tiles came from 3 main influences : the Moors/Islamic who brought clay tiles to Portugal, the Chinese who brought the idea … Continue reading Gelato in Porto, Portugal!
🇵🇹I was driving through the Algarve region and had to stop and taste an orange. It was extremely fragrant, juicy and so sweet!! These orange tree farms were everywhere and as far as your eye can see!🍊 Even better, in this region you can get fresh orange juice from almost anywhere including the grocery store! • … Continue reading Orange Groves in the Algarve, Portugal
Day 11 - 14 : Explore Portugal's capital city of Lisbon I had three days to explore Lisbon. This is my second time visiting but my first visit sightseeing was cut short as it was in the midst of their strikes in 2013 and all tourist tours were cancelled because of marches and strikes through … Continue reading Lisbon, Portugal
Day 10 : Continue the journey back to Lisbon - visit Batalha, Alcobaça, Fátima, Obidos, Sintra and Cabo da Roca. End in Lisbon. First stop was the Monastery of Batalha. It is a masterpiece of Gothic art and has a bunch of unfinished areas. It was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over … Continue reading Batalha, Alcobaça, Fátima, Obidos, Sintra and Cabo da Roca, Portugal
Day 9 : Heading South - to see the canals of Aveiro, the Buçaco Forest and Coimbra, the original capital city of Portugal and home to some of the Kings of Portugal First stop, was to a Chapel built right on the beach - Chapel Do Senhor da Pedra. It was a beautiful scene walking … Continue reading Aveiro, Buçaco Forest and Coimbra, Portugal
Day 6 : Drive along the Douro River and explore the Duoro Valley from Peso da Regua to Pinhão. I visited an Olive Oil Press and Vinery in the valley and tasted the best natural grape juice ever! Then I continued to Guimarães, Braga then arrive in Porto. The first stop was to a view point overlooking … Continue reading The Douro Valley – Peso da Regua, Pinhão and Guimarães, Braga, Portugal
Day 7 and Day 8 : Exploring my favourite city in Portugal, Porto! Porto is a spectacular city located on the north bank of the Douro River and close to the ocean. It is the second largest city in Portugal and the historical city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The south bank of … Continue reading Porto, Portugal