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What can I expect from Portugal?

If you’re planning a trip to Portugal, get ready to be captivated by a country brimming with history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes. Located on the western coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal offers a unique and diverse experience that enchants travelers.

From the captivating beauty of its sun-drenched beaches, such as the Algarve, to the majestic green hills of the Douro, where Port wine is produced, Portugal offers a plethora of breathtaking landscapes to explore.

Moreover, the country’s rich cultural heritage is reflected in its historic cities like Lisbon, Porto, and Coimbra, with their picturesque streets, magnificent architecture, and charming atmosphere.

Portuguese cuisine is a true feast for the taste buds, with delightful dishes such as bacalhau (codfish), the famous pastel de nata (custard tart), and award-winning wines. Don’t miss the chance to savor the authentic flavors of Portuguese gastronomy during your visit.

Furthermore, Portugal’s warm and welcoming people add an extra layer of charm to your experience, making you feel at home wherever you go.

Whether you’re seeking a beach getaway, a cultural immersion, or a culinary adventure, Portugal has something to offer every type of traveler. Get ready to be amazed and create unforgettable memories in this captivating destination.

Our adventures in Portugal

  • Portugal Olhão: Algarve’s refreshingly different city worth discovering We visited Olhão somehow unexpectedly, as we usually prefer the region of Alvor when visiting Algarve. João was speaking at the Iberian Technology Summit on April 29th, so we decided to take Friday off and enjoy a longer weekend. Sweet dreamsThe 1-day summit was held at Real Marina Hotel & Spa, lunch included. It is a beautifully located venue, in front of the marina and with a stunning view of

  • Portugal Childwood memories in Prainha - Algarve I remember as if it was yesterday, the day in which Princess Diana died. I was staying with my parents and sister at one of the serviced apartments of Prainha Club, and remember having breakfast in bed, staring at the emotive images on TV, feeling that I was witnessing an historical moment, an unprecedent experience of worldwide commotion. Although this sad event stayed forever associated with Prainha, it didn’t stain the

  • Portugal Arraiolos - The Intricate Tapestry of Portugal’s Cultural Heritage Few things give me more pleasure than the count down for summer holidays – there is such lightness and joy in daily work, a thrilling energy that gets things done while still leaving space for daydreaming and planning. I always exaggerate the number of swimsuits, shoes and books that I prepare for sunny days, walking and resting peacefully, reflecting on priorities and defining new actions in the perspective

  • Portugal Vouga Historical Train João is passionate about trains - he knows all the carriages and gauges and has on his wish list of trips around the world to explore railway lines.  This summer we decided to start with a short trip near home - the Vouga Historical Train - one of the only two remaining historical trains in Portugal.   Also known as Vouguinha, the train runs between Aveiro and Macinhata do Vouga, on Saturdays, between June and October. With 5 carriages from the early years of the 20th century towed by a diesel locomotive, the train uses the only narrow track line in

  • Portugal Ericeira - Us and the Sea We arrived to Ericeira on April 30th 2021, hoping for a coronavirus-free spring. These were the days of the long-awaited easing of restrictions, after long months of confinement - the first weekend  with open restaurants had an underlying promise of sunny lunches and windy dinners under the moonlight. The hotel we chose - You & The Sea – was named after everything we were looking for - time to devote to ourselves and the sea.  In my suitcase I bring


João has a curious mind and a special gift for reading people and situations around him. With his silent, discrete presence, he may sometimes be perceived as distracted or shy but is usually taking notes of details unnoticed by others. He is the soul of the Unselfish Travel Blog, the relentless photographer and eternal dreamer. When not travelling, he may be found wondering at a bookshop or writing for one of his many blogs on Microsoft technologies. He has the excitement of a kid and the preparedness and practicality of a grown-up, which makes him my favorite person for travelling – both the world and life.