Posted by | March 24, 2008
Weekend in the Algarve

The latest update from the road: the Algarve. I just came back to Lisbon from a long weekend in the south of Portugal. After three days in this coastal province...

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Posted by | March 17, 2008
Douro River Valley, Portugal

I just returned from a weekend in northeastern Portugal, the stunningly beautiful area of the Douro River Valley. One of the world’s oldest demarcated wine regions (since 1756), with snaking...

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Posted by | March 4, 2008
Drinking coffee in Portugal

I am endlessly fascinated with different ways to drink coffee around the world. Among my favorite travel experiences is getting to know coffee variations in my host country. In Portugal,...

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Posted by | March 2, 2008
Vinho verde of Portugal

I've had the quintessential Portuguese vinho verde (green wine) almost every day since I arrived to Lisbon, in some shape or form. Either it's a glass slowly savored with dinner...

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Posted by | February 11, 2008
The azulejos of Portugal

Lisbon is all about beautiful sights – be it the hilltop views, the Tejo River, or the touchingly run-down architecture. But as I walk around this city, what catches my...

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