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Lisbon’s famous Pastéis de Belém pastry

Lisbon’s custard tart, the Pastel de Nata is available at every bakery in the city. But only one place can…

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls are popular throughout the U.K. and Ireland. They consist of puff pastry wrapped around a pork sausage. Simple…

Bone Chapel in Évora, Portugal

Évora is a town in Portugal that attracts tourists from all over the world for its Roman Temple, Medieval Wall, and…

A New Twist on the famous Pastel de Nata

A pastry chef in Palmela, Portugal has created a new pastry that incorporates one of the region’s most famous products.…

Colares – Daytrip from Lisbon

Colares is the smallest and oldest wine region in all of Portugal. Wine grapes have been cultivated here for 800…

Forte de São Filipe

Who was this 16th century fortress designed to protect? Philip II of Spain When King Henry of Portugal died, the…

Cascais, a daytrip from Lisbon

A short train ride from Lisbon, Cascais, Portugal is a wealthy seaside enclave with lots of fun things to make…

Don’t believe online reviews of restaurants in Europe

Online rating sites don’t take into account cultural differences. You’re finally taking that Covid-delayed trip to Europe! Yay! You get…

Portugal’s public washhouses

Lavadouros have traditionally been places where ladies (it’s almost always women) come to wash clothes, chat with neighbors, and sing.…

Regatta of Bathtubs and Unusual Boats

The annual Banheiras e Insólitos Regatta of Baía do Sado is a celebration of homemade (barely) seaworthy boats in Setubal,…