Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Coastal Walk from Porto to Santiago Compostela – Part 2

Following my post last month on the start of the “Coastal Walk from Porto to Santiago“, last Saturday, October 8th saw the second sector of the walk from Vila do Conde to Esposende.   The organizers, Grupo Terra Verde, managed to … Continue reading

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A Hidden Treasure – Portuguese Olive Oil

I have, discovered in my time living here, that Portuguese olive oil, known as ‘azeite‘, is one of the most delicious there are. Olive oil was extracted over 5,000 years B.C. from wild olives in modern Syria and Palestine but only after … Continue reading

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