Tag Archives: Portugal

The Coastal Walk from Porto to Santiago Compostela – Part 6

February had been particularly dry and quite mild here in Portugal and it was exactly this sort of weather that we faced on February 26th for the 6th sector of our walk – Oia to Baiona in Spain. Once again our … Continue reading

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The Coastal Walk from Porto to Santiago Compostela – Part 5

An extremely icy and early morning start from Porto at 7.00 a.m. wasn’t the slightest deterrent for the 115 participants and our new 4 legged participant Nino, in Terra Verde’s 5th sector of the Coastal Walk, which this time promised … Continue reading

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Talking About Doors

Doors, doors, doors – they’re all around us and I am totally fascinated by them! Throughout Portugal driving through any city, town, village or country area, there will always be an interesting door to see.  The astounding array of them embellishing the old monuments, … Continue reading

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Portugal’s Heavenly Patisserie Delights

There is something about Portuguese patisserie that is unmistakably heavenly! I recently had the opportunity of visiting the 13th exposition of traditional Portuguese Convent Patisserie, ‘Doçes Conventuais’, held in Alcobaça at the end of November.  The town of Alcobaça is located in … 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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“You’ve tried the wine; now try the city!” Discovering Porto

For those contemplating visiting Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, The New York Times recently published an excellent article on how to make the most of just 36 hours in this beautiful and plenty to see city. As the writer explains, Port wine … Continue reading

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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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