Why You Should Sail in Portugal During Winter

For many European sailors, the word “winter” announces the time to get the yacht out of the water and do some repairs ashore. With temperatures dropping, days becoming shorter and low pressure systems crossing frequently these latitudes, the sailing season comes to its end forcing the enthusiastic cruising sailor to remain for a couple of […]

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Fairytale Story in Sintra – Portugal

The small village perched high up in the verdant green Sintra Hills has a magical quality to it. Crowning the village high up on the mountain, the ruins from a Medieval Moorish castle and a brightly coloured fairytale castle which sparks anyones imagination. Sintra is a town of mysterious forests and romantic palaces, a place […]

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3 Tips for Backpacking Through Portugal

Portugal doesn’t get the acclaim of its nearby rivals Spain, Greece and Italy, yet it packs a doubtless punch should you have the good fortune to include it in your travel itinerary. Affordable, beautiful and diverse, Portugal is a great backpacking destination. So, if you choose to spend some time in Portugal, here are three […]

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Sexta de Bicicleta

Sexta de Bicicleta is a way of making people aware of the awesomeness of leaving the car behind, stop complaining about traffic and enjoy the ride to work or any other place. On a crazy friday (sexta), when the weather went wild and against most odds of hailing and snowing in Lisbon I decided to […]

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Running Lisboa

The idea of a city tour didn’t fancy me at all. So when the proposal for a tour came, I need to admit that I wasn’t very keen. But a twist in the conversation changed my mind. No they were not talking about a “normal” tour. It was a running tour across Lisbon… Ah well, […]

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Black Swell – Hercules

They say it’s a storm of titanic portions. It’s name is Hercules and it geared up massive swell on the Portuguese coast. The black fetch on the graphs moved wide, fast and furious- something like I’ve never seen before. Watching the weather graph moving over our coastline has been a bit of a distraction for me during the […]

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