Travel – Portugal

Herdade de Comporta, land of wine and rice – Costa Alentejana part 2

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  I had expected to encounter piri-piri prawns and chicken in Portugal.  I was prepared for some bacalhau; for donkeys on the beach; for intricately patterned ceramic tiles; for full-bodied, hot-climate red wines; for wild lavender and olive trees.  But none of these were in evidence as I gazed out over a flat landscape divided […]

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Saturday Snapshots #252

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Rossio Square, Lisbon – October 2012

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Saturday Snapshots #235

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Barrel maturation cellar – Herdade da Comporta, Portugal October 2012

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Saturday Snapshots #232

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  Stranded – Sado Rover, Portugal, October 2012

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Dinner, bed and breakfast in Grândola – Costa Alentejana part 1

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  When you mention Portugal to the average Brit, the word conjures up images of the touristy Algarve with its coastline littered with high-rise apartments and English pubs serving egg and chips to sunburnt tourists. And yes, this vision of Portugal is indeed on offer in some resorts.  But if you fly into Lisbon and head […]

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Saturday Snapshots #225

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Moorish tiles in the Casa do Alentejo, Lisbon – October 2012

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Saturday Snapshots #224

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  Red vine leaves – Alentejo, Portugal, October 2012

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