My Top 10 of Everything: What you’ll enjoy in Northern Portugal!

There was a time – not so long ago – when traveling to Portugal meant ‘The Algarve’.   With the rise in popularity of city breaks,  travelers’ experience of Portugal expanded to include Lisbon.   More recently,  we’ve all discovered Porto and that,  in turn,  has opened up a ‘new’ destination – Northern Portugal. I think this […]

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Sculpture Saturday

  This weekly challenge is hosted by Mind over Memory Last week my choice was a dedication to the women of the fishing community of Póvoa de Varzim in Northern Portugal.   Further along the same promenade,  at the entrance to the port,  is this piece.  The angle of the photo says it all – upon first […]

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Sculpture Saturday

  This weekly challenge is hosted by Mind over Memory This is ‘Half  Rabbit’ (2017) which you will find in Porto,  Portugal.  Its creator, Portuguese artist Bordalo II,  used ‘garbage’ that he gathered around the city to illustrate the theme of excessive production and wastefulness. The rabbit is positioned on the corner of the building […]

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Sculpture Saturday

  This weekly challenge is hosted by Mind over Memory   I’ve chosen a piece by Portuguese sculptor João Cutileiro which can be found in the lake at Mateus Palace in northern Portugal (yes – it is the place on the famous wine bottle). The sculpture of a woman “sleeping” in the water was  installed in […]

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On the Road – 7 days in Northern Portugal

You wouldn’t believe how much there is to see and do in the region north of Porto.  It mightn’t look much on the map but its quite a whirlwind to fit everything into a week.   However,  with 7 days,  you can do more than sample wine and admire the Douro! Our wish list: The Douro The mountains […]

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