What you must know about Elvas

The garrison border town of Elvas is the unknown gem of the Alentejo region. About the author here Aerial view of the city with the fortified walls clearly at sight   Introduction With people slowly leaving the comfort and security of their homes following the recent coronavirus house confinement, we decided to restart our business…

Portugal snapshot and infographic

Write in under 1000 words about Portugal? Challenge accepted! About the author here   With the coronavirus house confinement still going on, we recently challenged ourselves to create a summarized article about Portugal. The idea was to create a very simple document that you could carry with you on your trip to Portugal, we even…

Your coronavirus revenge trip to Portugal

Because you need to get on your two feet again once the coronavirus pandemic is over! About the author here   Coping with the coronavirus From China to the world, the coronavirus has infected thousands of people, has put countries on alert and threatens the pace of the global economy. Portugal is no exception and…

Why is Sintra so famous?!

Have you ever wondered why so many people recommend Sintra as part of your trip to Portugal? About the author here If you talk to anyone who has visited Portugal, chances are that someone has been to Sintra. Plain and simple. But why is that? Why is Sintra almost as famous as Lisbon or even…

Top 10 “Festas” in Portugal (part 2)

The best of Portuguese popular festivities PART II of the post published on July 25th:   Whenever traveling to a particular country, one is usually drawn to its history and heritage. As such, we tend to focus our attention on mystic castles, cobblestone plazas, national museum, and rich palaces. And that’s just fine, provided you’re…

Top 10 “Festas” in Portugal

The best of Portuguese popular festivities Whenever traveling to a particular country, one is usually drawn to its history and heritage. As such, we tend to focus our attention on mystic castles, cobblestone plazas, national museum, and rich palaces. And that’s just fine, provided you’re a history addict. However, traveling like that is like being…

Everything (almost) about Fátima

A short guide on Fátima and its significance About the author here   While the population in Portugal of self-declared Catholics has been slowly declining the last decades, the country still remains largely Catholic or Catholic affiliated. In fact, Portugal has a rich history of “friendship” with the Catholic Church, contrary to what happens in…