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Porto is a fascinating and vibrant city that is rapidly becoming one of Western Europe’s most respected tourist destinations. The city boasts an extensive history, interesting tourist attractions, and a buzzing nightlife, and outstanding tourist facilities. 411 more words

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The Carnation Revolution

Some thoughts on 25 April

I first visited Portugal in October 1973. I was 10 years old at the time, and I was on a school trip on the S.S. 698 more words


Festas da Cidade

Every June, my favourite city, Lisbon, lights the charcoal, salts the sardines, lets its hair down and throws its arms open to all and sundry. The city dresses itself up with colourful paper decorations strung across streets, the air fills with the smell of charcoal grilled sardines and… 389 more words


Nazare - a praia

Pulling in to the seaside town of Nazare signalled the end of my whirlwind Portuguese adventure. I completely underestimated how much I would love it here – the vibrancy, the history, the food, the culture. 315 more words


Porto - pretty little sister

Oh Porto, how did I not know thee would be so fair and lovely? Streets almost at 90 degree angles, flush with brilliant mosaics. A lively and delicious food scene, cute shops and cafes galore. 247 more words


Vespas da Maravilha

I had to arrange my holiday especially to be in Alcobaça for the scooter rally, which was being held at a time I would normally be sitting at 35,000ft somewhere over the Bay of Biscay… 1,120 more words


First impressions of Portugal

I first set foot in Lisbon in October 1973. Way back then I was a 10-year-old lad who had never been out of Scotland, and only rarely off the Isle of Bute. 1,180 more words