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Portugal’s Forgotten Buildings – Grande Hotel do Parque, Gerês

Portugal is dotted throughout with some very striking and grandiose architecture that covers centuries of history and have, I am sure, some wonderful stories surrounding them. One example of this fine architecture are the magnificent Portuguese manor houses or country … Continue reading

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Walking the Braga Route from Porto to Santiago Compostela

When local nature walking club, Terra Verde, decided to plan another walk to Santiago but this time passing through a lesser known route via Braga, I decided that I had to join them.  This walk would also take in the … Continue reading

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The Chapel in the Sea – Senhor da Pedra

There is a small and intriguing little chapel built on the top of a rock situated right on the shoreline of the Atlantic ocean that commands an amazing view both out to sea and to the white sandy beach stretching … Continue reading

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Discovering One of Northern Portugal’s Secrets

There is a small and very charming village called Provesende, lying within the Douro demarcated wine region, in the county of Sabrosa (northern Portugal), which is an absolute must to visit.  Sabrosa incidently is the birthplace (cerca 1480) of the famous Portuguese … Continue reading

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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 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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