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... tartlets filled with an egg custard that elsewhere in the world are just known as Portuguese tarts. They are actually a specialty of Lisbon but available everywhere around the country.
One of the weirdest sweets I encountered was the Sardinhas Doces of Trancoso, a mountain village in Beira Alta province, a sweet I saw nowhere else in Portugal. These were deep fried pastries in the shape of a small fish, stuffed with eggy custard, and rolled in sugar. Quite ...
... started in 1415 with the capture of the North African city of Ceuta and reached a peak at the turn of the sixteenth century when Vasco da Gama discovered a shorter route to Indian and Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil. At the foot of the monument is a giant marble wind rose embedded in the pavement. It includes a map of the world and charts the Portuguese explorations. Just a short distance away is the Monastery of Jerominos.
To give an idea as to where we are at the moment….Christopher is lounging to my right I am looking out over the pool to the amazing cloud formations which hover high above the Atlantic off the port of Lisbon, Portugal. Yes I'm poolside…..someone has to do it right?? Ain’t technology grand (except for some reason, we’ve lost the ability to connect to WiFi…software or hardware? Who knows! As I ...
... degrees… which may be the hottest I have ever felt in my
life- it was beautiful! We woke up around 11 am and headed out to find
breakfast. It was so weird though because literally the area we started walking
in was like a ghost town. No one was there, nothing was open and it looked like
the streets had been partied in. The only thing we could find that was open was
a Mcdolands, so we took full advantage of it and enjoyed some chicken wraps.
After our ...
... the city encountered a huge snowstorm. We were worried about everyone travelling. It was a cold, messy dreary Friday and Saturday. Sunday the sun shone and spring was on its way! Hang in everyone, the snow will go.
We had one little visitor to our house, a curious friendly kitten. The first I have seen. She was an obvious pet, wanted lots of attention and certainly would have loved to come into the house. She did not ...