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Trip to the Açores (Part 1)

About two weeks ago I returned back to England following my two-week trip to the subtopical Açores archipelago. I stayed on the largest of the nine islands, São Miguel, which is only 62km in length and 16km wide. The islands are part of Portugal but they are roughly 1, 360km (850 miles) off its coast in the middle […]

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A Trip to Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal

After Jon and I left Porto we decided to make a fleeting overnight stay in the city of Aveiro, which is on the coast of Central Portugal. Aveiro is dubbed the ‘Venice of Portugal’ due to it’s Venice-like canals, bridges and gondola boats (known as ‘moliceiros’). We arrived at Aveiro train station late in the afternoon on […]

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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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Chicken Festival 2014 (Mega Cabidela!)

This Sunday just gone by was the day of the Chicken Festival 2014! That means that it has been a WHOLE year since the last festival AND since I started my blog – wow! The Chicken Festival is a fundraising event for the local bombeiros (firefighters) of the town Cabanas de Viriato, which is situated in the Viseu […]

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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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