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”

A spiritual journey: walk to Fatima, 130 kms

Although I was created based on the Catholic faith, I didn’t believe in many aspects of the church . But life sometimes puts us in situations where we have to hold on to something. That’s what happened to me a few years … Continue reading “A spiritual journey: walk to Fatima, 130 kms”

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”

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”