Category Archives: Coats of Arms

Wandering the Streets of Porto

Last month the city of Porto was nominated “Best European Destination 2012” winning the title from over 19 major European cities and it has so much to offer!  Voting for this competition was online with the participation of over 210,000 … Continue reading

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The Coastal Walk from Porto to Santiago Compostela – Part 4

I had been very much looking forward to the final Portuguese sector of this walk in the Minho which would take us from the beautiful and historic town of Viana do Castelo right up to Caminha which lies on the Minho River facing … Continue reading

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Resplendent Coats of Arms

Very frequently, with my work, I have the need to travel through the northern part of Portugal and when driving through towns and villages, it never ceases to amaze me to see just how many old manor houses (called Solares) have splendidly carved … Continue reading

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