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Portugal 2014 has come to a close

What a year it has been. Mum and Dad are now back in England for the Winter but not a day goes by where they’re not thinking about Portugal and all their friends over there. They packed up the car and left for England on the same day that the roof job came to a finish so […]

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Two Days and Two Nights in Porto

If you enjoy city breaks then you simply cannot skip out on visiting the picture postcard city of Porto. Honestly, I could easily go back there and spend another two or three days just wandering aimlessly and soaking up the atmosphere. My plan was to spend roughly two days exploring the city with my partner Jon and then take […]

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Our friends in the village know that we’re back

I love the Portuguese! More and more recently I have caught myself wishing that I lived in Portugal permanently. Despite their economy being a whole lot worse than ours, they are an extremely happy and chilled nation. I’m talking about the Portuguese in the countryside who live off their veggie patches, drive 30 year old cars […]

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A Day in Coimbra

Since my parents bought their home in Portugal I’ve always wanted to spend a day exploring the city of Coimbra (pronounced Kwim-brah), central Portugal. When Jon came to visit Portugal for a week we caught a train and did just that! Coimbra reminds me of Canterbury, which was where I went to university. The city does […]

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Ready, steady, go!

So last night I had done the majority of my packing but Jon was taking a very chilled out approach to his: He told me that it was going to magically pack itself at some point. Hmm… Ok so everything has been split up and placed into dry bags. Blue is for clothes, dark orange […]

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