Restaurante António Padeiro desserts
Food

Visiting Alcobaça? Eat at António Padeiro

  I had lunch at Restaurante António Padeiro in a recent visit to Alcobaça in central Portugal. The food was recommended, but I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect. So…

Seven Hills wall display
Shopping

Seven Hills: Not Your Average Souvenir Store

  It’s not difficult to inadvertently fall into tourist traps when you’re visiting the touristy parts of Lisbon. Sadly, there are more tasteless shops with their tacky, made in China…

Outside Pastelaria D. Duarte
Food, Travel

A Little Café Spot in Viseu

  It’s not difficult to find good food in Portugal. Breakfast, however, has traditionally been a low-key meal for Portuguese people, so tourists may not always be overly impressed with…

Termas de Luso
Travel

Picturesque Luso and its Perfect Spa Water

  Portugal has – in my humble opinion – what I consider to be world-class water. Everyone has their favorite water, and mine is Água de Luso (Luso water). Given…

Frango à Brás
Food

A Meat Lover’s Take on a Traditional Cod Dish

  Bacalhau (cod) is generally considered to be Portugal’s traditional “dish”, even though Portuguese people have 365 different ways of cooking this beloved fish. Visitors to Portugal are usually eager…