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June 2016

Rosmaninho - decor
Food, Shopping

A Most Charming Café

One of my favorite words in the English language is serendipity: luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. It was a…

Sao Vicente de Fora miradouro

Lisbon’s Second Monastery

The Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, located on the riverfront in Belém, is probably the most famous monastery in Lisbon. But there is another monastery worth visiting, one you've probably seen from…

Breakfast with Portugal on a Plate
Food, Travel

The Foodie’s Tour of Lisbon

I love it when people take something fun and combine it with other fun things to make an ultimate fun thing. This is exactly what the founders of Portugal on a…

Veggies Mercado dos Lavradores
Food, Shopping

Fresh Food in Funchal

On our last day in Funchal on the island of Madeira, a very knowledgeable tour guide suggested we visit the Mercado dos Lavradores, the local farmers' market. I wanted to…

Dia de Portugal

Happy Dia de Portugal!

Happy Portugal Day to all the Portuguese, at home and abroad! For all the non-Portuguese who are wondering what Portugal Day is, I've got you covered. It's Friday, after all,…

Monk seal bay Ilhas Desertas

Visiting Desert Islands – Part 2

It wasn’t the stereotypical "white sand and palm trees" desert island of movies, but that’s what made it so unique – and, probably, so untouched by humans. We docked the…