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... br> The conference really got rolling on Wednesday with keynotes from some of the main speakers, including my supervisor. In between sessions we would gather in a lobby area and have shots of espresso and small Portuguese pastries, which quickly became a highlight of the event. After the first day we made our way as a group to a nice vegetarian restaurant in a sleepier part of the already sleepy town to have a lovely meal that cost around ...
Diogo picked us up at 10am and took us to Belem, a suburb of Lisbon on the coast. Had a very interesting morning and because I am a bit behind with my blog will rely mainly on photos. Weather still hot. Had lunch at a little restaurant on the water then went looking for the bakery which has the best Portuguese tarts (in Portugal I guess) After much searching we couldn't find it so guess we ...
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crawl downhill round hairpin bends with mirrors and parked cars and trashcans.
The port winery tour was excellent. The grapes are planted
in horizontal rows in sandy soil on ultra-steep hills and hand-harvested by
women. The ruby port is stored in HUGE barrels. After disuse are sold to
Scotland’s whisky-makers! We tasted a white and a red port. Port grapes have a
Been so many times, but just continues to get better and better every time….no surprise it keeps winning tourism awards.
Take a step back in time and walk the cobblestone streets of this beautiful city. Let’s not forget the food!! Francesinhas, Bifana’s, Sardines, Frango and of course Natas (Portuguese tarts).
Did not manage to keep you updated about the many adventures for a loooong time.... But was still traveling around visiting DIY projects.... In the last 2 years I have spend a lot of time at Moinho, a small community in the countryside in Portugal. Most of my time here i contribute to garden work, trying to learn ...
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