Portugal

Postcards from Porto, Portugal

Porto sounds delightful doesn’t it? It is a city full of character, great food and wine and magnificent buildings. It was a city that I chose to spend 2 days in recently; arriving in the morning of one day, and leaving by lunchtime two days later. During my time, I stayed in a wonderful air bnb apartment I had enough time to cram in a lot of what the city had to...

Fine dining at the Intercontinental hotel, Porto, Portugal

“Fine dining is an occasional treat for most people.”  – Rene Redzepi This is true for me. Although I love my food, I am not one to go to expensive restaurants,with cloth napkins and silver service. However, I found myself in one not long ago, when I had breakfast from the highest restaurant in the UK.  As I said; it is an exception. When I found...

Sao Bento, Porto: The most beautiful train station in the World

The buildings in Porto are just magnificent, and are literally around every corner, you will be able to gasp in awe at the colourful mosaic facades. However, the buildings aren’t limited to being beautiful on the outside, there are some that are just as incredible on the inside too. One such building is Sao Bento, one of the main train stations in Porto...

Lisbon, Portugal from an open top bus

I knew from the second that I sat down on the top deck of the bus, that it was a mistake. I am not a tour person, and I often look at the tourists on the buses, and laugh, thinking – you’ve wasted your money there love.   However, I found myself on one – and why? Because, truth be told – sometimes I am not the savvy traveller that I make myself...

Staying in an apartment in Porto with Air BnB

Porto in Portugal is where I choose to spend my 29th birthday, and it is not short of places to stay – from hostels to hotels, you’ve got lots of options. One thing you will notice, however is that apartment rental is hot here. With the introduction of air BnB to the World, you can often stay in the home of a local, cheaply and be able to feel part of the...

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