At the age of ten, in the fourth grade, I was assigned the country of Portugal for my first long … Continue reading Sigh, Portuguese pastry
We took the train from Vila do Conde into Coimbra to reset, rethink and reorganize. This third largest city in … Continue reading Flip a Coimbra
A fond farewell to Porto as we headed out along the Rio Douro towards the Atlantic coast. On the way … Continue reading Hiking out of Porto
We walked out of the medieval village of Óbidos and followed the castle wall down to the still functioning but … Continue reading Porto, Oporto here we come
This medieval town has buildings dating back to the Moor occupation in the 12th century. The main gate into Óbidos … Continue reading When in Óbidos, Ginja!
This morning we had coffee and ouriços (a delicious almond pastry which is a specialty of Ericeira) at Casa da … Continue reading Where the sidewalk ends and the boardwalk begins, Santa Cruz, Portugal
Pronounced: Err-ē- sara, Ericeira is not a small seaside town, it is a World Surfing Reserve.The sounds and views of … Continue reading Ericeira, a surfer’s paradise