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Forbes Article: Look To The Douro For High Quality Bordeaux Style Wine

The Symington Family is known for crafting some of the world’s finest Port, but did you know they also produce a premium Bordeaux-style red wine in partnership with Bordeaux’s Bruno Prats?  166 more words


Portugal Trip Day 13 (Friday, Sept. 28)

Hiking up the Douro Valley

Oh yes we sally
up between each green alley
vista to tally.

We four only made the train for our trip up the Douro River by running our asses almost off after a frenzied drive in rush hour traffic to Praça Trindade. 331 more words


Beautiful Porto on the scenic Douro

We went on a River
Douro Adventure in September 2018. I have to say that it totally exceeded my
expectations. Our aim was to see as much of Portugal’s scenic river as we… 697 more words

Port, poetry and family with a view…

Het is een prachtige dag voor een lunch in de stralende zon. We worden opgehaald door Isabel en Joana van Bulas. De dames nemen ons mee uit picknicken naar een mooie plek, waar vooral de locals vertoeven en genieten van de gebruikelijke zondagmiddag familiepicknick. 514 more words


Finding my roots

When my parents moved to the United States in late 1995, it was their first time traveling out of Brazil. They were forced to leave their families behind and start over in a foreign country, all with a one year-old daughter. 1,813 more words



Lisbon was pretty, but I preferred the gritty, working-class city of Porto, located in the northern part of the country. Porto fees less polished but is better preserved because it was spared by the 1755 earthquake that demolished Lisbon. 650 more words


Someone left a while ago....

On the banks of the Douro. Abandoned to time and the elements, although it doesn’t appear as overgrown as all that – who’s keeping it tidy?