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Feira da Castanha (Chestnut festival)

A band playing and people dancing

November is a popular month for chestnut festivals across the whole of Portugal. Last Saturday I went with Nuno to a chestnut festival in the nearby village of Soito, Serra do Açor. When we turned up there was a heap of straw ablaze on the street cobbles, an accordion playing and people dancing together. What an […]


Off into the mountains I go

A town in Serra do Acor

I stayed at Alfredo’s place for 10 days in the South of Portugal and then, as planned, moved onto my next host. I learnt so much in those 10 days and met some great people. I learnt a bit of Portuguese (and Dutch!), how to look after chickens, a bit about the ins and outs […]