What to Eat in Portugal: 5 Classic Foods You Must Try

Without a doubt, one of our favorite things to do while on vacation is to try new food stuffs. Sounds like a cliché, but it is very true that you can learn a lot about a culture by tasting their staple dishes and knowing how they prepare them.  Here are some of the foods and tasty treats we loved in our short trip to Portugal. Would love to go back and try more stuff!

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Self-Guided Walking Tour: Belém and Alfama Districts of Lisbon

To read our full guide to an extended long weekend in Lisbon, start here.

Belém is a district of Lisbon, located along the banks of the River Tejo. Many of the iconic monuments and museums of Lisbon are located here. Since we had an early evening departure, we combined a half day tour of Belém with a final afternoon in the Alfama district to see what we missed on our arrival day.

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6 Practical Reasons Why You Should Visit Portugal (Before Everyone Else Finds Out!)

Portugal is one of the best-kept secrets of Europe. While it has many things to offer visitors, it still remains an undiscovered gem for most tourists. Here are a few simple and practical reasons why we love it, and why we think it should be on your bucket list: Continue reading “6 Practical Reasons Why You Should Visit Portugal (Before Everyone Else Finds Out!)”

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Long Weekend in Lisbon: 4-Day Itinerary Guide

Portugal has been regarded as one of the best countries to visit this year, yet it has never gained the popularity afforded by its next-door neighbor, Spain. I had a quick visit to Porto many years before, and longed to return and explore more of this vibrant country. This year we chose Lisbon as our Thanksgiving extended long weekend destination and had a wonderful time, even with less than perfect rainy weather. Why visit Portugal? Continue reading “Long Weekend in Lisbon: 4-Day Itinerary Guide”

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