01
Jul

A Porto city break: top things to do on a short trip

Famous for its port wines, Portugal’s second city has much more to offer visitors than a tasting session at one of its renowned port-wine lodges.  There are many things to do on a Porto city break. Boasting a UNESCO World Heritage centre, arresting views of the River Douro with its iconic suspension bridge, and a...
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25
Jan

A weekend in Porto: Port tasting by the Douro

By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links, including for Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases Of all the things you can spend your time doing on a weekend in Portugal (and it’s a long list!), port tasting in Porto has to be one of the most pleasurable pursuits.  So if...
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27
Jul

Holidays to Tavira Portugal: 7 things to do

By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links, including for Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases Holidays to Tavira Portugal are wonderful. It is located in the eastern part of the Algarve, a popular area for holidaymakers to visit. The Algarve is Portugal’s most southerly region, and forms a fringe along...
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14
Oct

Angra do Heroismo: gateway to Terceira’s natural treasures

By Emma Marshall My guide book said that Angra do Heroismo was one of the most beautiful cities in the Azores and a must-see for any visitor to the archipelago which lies in the Atlantic Ocean about 900 kilometres west from the Portuguese coast.  Having spent a couple of days exploring this delightful town this...
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09
Sep

3 days in the Azores: a Sao Miguel itinerary

The Caldeira das Setes Cicades By Emma Marshall Have you heard of the Azores and wondered where they were?  Wondered how easy it was to get to them, or why people seem to love their time there? Or whether it’s possible to visit for just a short break?  If so, then this post is for you. ...
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11
Aug

Monte Palace Tropical Garden: Things to do in Funchal

By Emma Marshall Contents1 Things to do in Funchal, Madeira2 Monte, Madeira3 The Funchal cable car4 Monte, Funchal5 The Monte Palace Tropical Garden5.1 Nossa Senhora do Monte5.2 The Madeira toboggan5.3 The Monte tropical garden5.4 Swan Lake in the Monte Palace Tropical Garden5.5 Monte Palace in the Monte Palace Tropical Garden6 Why did I like the...
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