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December 2015

Capela dos Ossos 1

A Chapel Made of… Human Bones?!

Yep, you read that right. Of all the churches I’ve visited in Portugal, the Capela dos Ossos in Évora is one I certainly won’t forget in a hurry! This 16th century chapel…

Palácio de Seteais by night

Sleeping like Royalty at Palácio de Seteais

In Portugal, its name is synonymous with luxury. The 5-star Palácio de Seteais hotel, often referred to merely as Seteais (because, really, there’s only one Seteais worth knowing), is renowned not…

Lagoa das Sete Cidades

A Little Paradise in the Atlantic Ocean  

In the middle of the Atlantic lies a fairly unknown treasure: the Azores (Açores) archipelago. It is composed of nine volcanic islands, each with its own topography, traditions and traits.…


Cooking Cod like a True Portuguese

  My husband loves to cook and is really good at it. Lucky me! My competitive nature, on the other hand, isn’t so lucky. Therefore, I’ve made it my mission…

Casa dos Penedos, Sintra

A Little Stroll Around a Land of Fairytales

Famous writers (infinitely more talented than me) have raved about Sintra for the last couple of centuries. Lord Byron, speaking of this UNESCO world heritage site, called it his “glorious…