After living in Portugal for over 25 years, I have seen a lot of big changes happen in the way of life over the years but what never ceases to amaze me is that one can go anywhere in this country and just around the corner you’ll pretty much always find a ‘hidden treasure’.
The treasure may be an old dilapidated building made from blocks of granite with a beautifully carved crest protruding from the top front of the building, an intricately carved old wooden door, an incredibly narrow cobbled-stoned alleyway, an old fashioned store with local produce displayed on the footpath, a traditional bakery with old stone ovens, a private home with someone kneading bread the old fashioned way – with their hands, a farmer riding his donkey on the road, a beautiful old piece of simple wooden furniture and so the list goes on.
In addition, and I just couldn’t leave this out, there is the most amazing array of Portuguese bread, cakes, biscuits and other delicious mouth watering foods that just make you drool at the store window.
I have always loved this side of Portugal and living here has made me appreciate it even more. Because I continue to appreciate these beautiful things and take photos for posterity, I found the only way I could share this with those who are interested, is to make a blog and here it is.
My day to day life takes me through many places and I will continue to document the beautiful things that I find.
I hope you’ll enjoy this blog and I would be happy to hear from anyone who has also found the ‘Portugal Uncovered’ on their travels.