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Category: Portugal


Leiria used to be one of Portugal’s most important towns, but these days, life in Leiria is calm. The old town is focused on the Praça Rodrigues Lobo, with many […]


The list is long but I’ll give you a few examples: Croatia has Dubrovnik, Czech Republic has Znojmo, Estonia for instance has Tallinn… while Portugal has Óbidos. The town remains a well-preserved […]

Peniche in Portugal

First of all, I would like to tell you that I’m really not happy with my pics this time. I was even wondering whether I should publish this post. This […]

The seven skirts of Nazaré

In the old days (but not that long ago), the women of Nazaré would sit on the beach in cold, wet and windy conditions and wait for their husbands or […]

An old tradition in Nazaré

If you stroll along the seafront in Nazaré, you will meet some old women selling dried fish. You can also see the fish drying in the sun… Many of these women are widows.Traditionally, if […]


Alcobaça is definitely worth a visit if you are traveling to Central Portugal. The town is mainly known for its Cistercian monastery, which was the first fully Gothic building and the largest church of any style in […]


Coimbra is one of those towns where you feel good. It’s neither too big nor too small, there’s culture, there are nice cafés and restaurants, people are friendly….and there is seemingly […]

The biggest waves in the world

I always do some research before booking our next “home”. All the articles I read about Nazaré said that it was small but pretty and that it was well-known for the biggest waves in […]