Tag Archives: Portuguese History

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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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 3

The 3rd Sector of the Coastal walk from Porto to Santiago de Compostela was completed last month on Saturday November 5th but as I was away, regrettably I couldn’t participate in it.  This 25 km. sector began in Esposende and finished in … 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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