Piódão – the “Christmas crib” village

Piódão is part of the historical villages of Portugal. It’s in the municipality of Arganil, district of Coimbra, having about 60 inhabitants. Viewed from afar their homes form the shape of a Christmas crib, which gives it even more charm. … Continue reading “Piódão – the “Christmas crib” village”

Mértola – is much more than “a neighbour” of Spain

Mértola is a village of Baixo Alentejo, district of Beja, which is in the center of the Natural Park of the Guadiana River, which separates Portugal from Spain. Previously called Martulah, on the eleventh and twelfth centuries, when it was … Continue reading “Mértola – is much more than “a neighbour” of Spain”

MEIO: the house that dreams to change tourism in Santarém

The meeting was scheduled a long time ago and at the appointed time there was Isabel, the mentor of MEIO, waiting for me. After 11 years working as a sociologist in health, Isabel pondered and felt it was time to stop … Continue reading “MEIO: the house that dreams to change tourism in Santarém”

Hotel Hintze Ribeiro – Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island

This charming hotel is on the island of São Miguel in the Azores, in the center of Ponta Delgada, on the street that gives it its name, allowing you to explore the city on foot. Opened in October 2015, it … Continue reading “Hotel Hintze Ribeiro – Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island”

Lovely Azores (São Miguel Island)

I was looking forward to my trip to the Azores and the truth is that I was delighted with so much beauty. Despite being in Portugal, it has a unique beauty that I even forgot it was in my country. … Continue reading “Lovely Azores (São Miguel Island)”

Discover São Miguel, the wonder of the Azores

São Miguel is part of a set of nine islands that form the Azores. They are one of the wonders of Portugal, but still with plenty to explore. The access of low-cost airlines, since 2015, began to advertise these islands in world … Continue reading “Discover São Miguel, the wonder of the Azores”