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Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Belém, Lisbon, Portugal


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Belém, a must visit during a stay in Lisbon

We realized some time ago that we didn’t have many photos of our beautiful city of Lisbon, a huge flaw that demanded immediate action… So we started a family program: to enjoy spring good weather and spend some afternoons in “photo tours” , to show you the places you can’t miss on your next visit here.

We took a vote (this is a very democratic family), and we decided that the first of these tours would be in Belém, a really lovely place, with a very special light and brightness complemented with the deep blue color of the Tagus River, equally visited by tourist and locals, who love to spend time here.

Tower of Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Tower of Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

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What’s the best place for romance?

Valentine’s day has just passed, and even for the less romantic ones, it is impossible not to think about romance… We don’t usually celebrate the day as we prefer to plan special romantic programs on other days – when everyone else isn’t.  Still, thinking about all those who wanted to have a special Valentine’s, we started wondering what destination would we choose as the most romantic one, what would be the one special place that we would recommend to a couple in love, without hesitating? There are lots of possibilities, and after some debate we couldn’t narrow this to just one… So we give you some of our favourites, and let the romantics decide…

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal


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Take a look at the beautiful island of Sao Miguel (Azores), you’ll want to visit it!

This is a destination we love, one of the most beautiful places we’ve been: Azores. The nine islands of this archipelago are extraordinarily beautiful and diverse, so we will speak of them one at a time, starting by the main island, São Miguel.Lagoa Sete Cidades
Start your journey by a visit to the capital Ponta Delgada, a very nice city, where white and grey from basalt are the predominant colours. This is a very calm city, with great and welcoming people, so you’ll enjoy walking around the historic center, buy souvenirs (you’ll find beautiful handicraft), and delight yourself in the numerous restaurants: the food is delicious – fresh fish, sea food, meat, cheese, vegetables.. Whatever your preferences, we can assure you’ll enjoy great meals.

Start exploring the island by seeing the lagoons: Lagoa do Fogo, Lagoa das Sete Cidades… Stop at Caldeira Velha, a magical place not to be missed (a waterfall with hot water). The views along the way are incredibly beautiful, with extinct craters covered by green contrasting with the blue ocean.

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Oporto Ribeira, Portugal


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Visit Porto, a wonderful city, European best destination 2014!

PortoThis time we travel to the North of Portugal, by proposing you a visit to the beautiful city of Oporto. This is an historical city, its first name – Portus Cale, from romans times – has been the origin of Portugal’s name. It is a city proud of its past, and of the fact that it has never been conquered through centuries of invasions and struggles in the Iberian Peninsula, hence the nickname “Invicta” – unbeaten. It is a lovely city, with excellent food and even better wine, with very opened and welcoming people and a lot to see – its historical centre has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so it is definitely a place to visit.

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