5 great Portuguese markets

The first market in Portugal I ever went to was Barcelos – it kind of spoils you for markets thereafter, being in the nature of a gargantuan quasi-medieval bazaar rather than a mere place to buy fruit and veg. But as I got to know the country, I found that every region had its own… Continue Reading


Autumn in central Portugal

Once the searing heat of summer has gone, there’s still a whole lot of glorious weather to come in the hills and valleys of central Portugal. The warm days and blue skies continue until late in the year, and while the colours are slowly beginning to change, there’s nothing of the mist and damp of… Continue Reading