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So many people plan their trip to Portugal as Lisbon to the Algarve. Now these are great places to be, but would you plan a trip from, say, Genoa to Rome without stopping in Tuscany?  Well, there is this part of Portugal that is unique, romantic and a destination all its own in between.  Meet the Alentejo where there are no big cities with tall skyscrapers, large avenues, and luxurious shops - instead, the Alentejo is composed of smaller towns with low, whitewashed houses and narrow streets, where the traditional handcraft and cuisine are the attraction.  Read more →


Unless you consider it truly essential to visit some Portuguese beaches in the following weeks, coming to Portugal - as an American citizen -  is only possible if there is actual essential reason for now. Individuals wanting to travel for tourism will still have to wait a while to see if the current rules (see the legislation) ease for Americans coming to Portugal. If you hold a Portuguese passport, you can travel now. Read more →


If you’re looking for a place where tranquility abounds, the Alentejo is the place. This is a constant feeling you get when you find yourself surrounded by the endless Alentejo landscapes, its slower pace of life, and its wide and endless plains. It’s a land of simplicity where nature takes the leading role and the past lives on.  Cork is part of the natural wonder that people from the Alentejo have upheld for centuries - it is harvested from a specific layer of bark, on the cork oak tree. Read more →


In Portugal, there’s an open-air gallery, all around the country. And if you happen to have visited Portugal, you’ve probably stepped on this kind of art. But don’t worry, you’re supposed to: We’re talking about the Calçada Portuguesa - or Portuguese traditional mosaic sidewalks - which is the way of paving with original designs and shapes made out of basalt and limestone.  The work is done by hand by the calceteiros - the professional sidewalk crafters who chip and chisel away at black and white stones and fit them by hand. Read more →


What do you need to know before moving, besides that there are beautiful beaches, good weather, and amazing food? It’s important to get some inside background on this country’s lifestyle before wanting to move. So we’ve prepared this sort-of-guide for you. Read on! Read more →


There’s a saying in Portugal about there being a different recipe of codfish for each day of the year. Is that actually true? Maybe, but it sure says a lot about the Portuguese love of codfish. And, by that, we mean salted cod, bacalhau. To explain the story behind how codfish became the “faithful friend” of this nation’s tables, it will open this Summer The Interpretive Center of the History of Cod, in Terreiro do Paço (Torreão Nascente) - in Lisbon.  Read more →