A perfect day in Caldas da Rainha – Portugal
May18

A perfect day in Caldas da Rainha – Portugal

Version française We thought we were going to rest… But we’ve been curious ! What we thought Caldas da rainha was : A little town very quiet where we could rest after 5 days cycling the portuguese coast… But what we really found : A small town full of positive energy and creative people, very underground with a touch of craziness and simplicity, exactly what we’re craving for ! Here we are street art,...

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To do : 6 days cycling trip from lisbon to Caldas da rainha – Portugal
May16

To do : 6 days cycling trip from lisbon to Caldas da rainha – Portugal

Version française Trip along the coast, through the surf spots, the castle of Obidos and the amazing and underground Caldas da Rainha… All in one ! My favorite cycling trip is still the one we followed in the center of Portugal but here with this trip along the eurovelo 1, we’ve been amazed by the diversity of landscapes and activities. Beaches, cliffs, hills, countryside paths, historical village, lake, fortresses…...

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To do : 3 days cycling trip through Penamacor, Monsanto & idanha a nova – Portugal
Apr30

To do : 3 days cycling trip through Penamacor, Monsanto & idanha a nova – Portugal

Version française 3 days cycling the hills of the “centro de Portugal” through three gorgeous historical villages One of my favorite cycling trip so far in the colorful fields of the center of Portugal chasing the old templar villages. It’s best to do it in April / beginning of may while the weather is nice and warm (but not crazy hot) but check the opening date of the “parque do campismo do freixal”...

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Guy Miklos, the “guy” with the golden hands
Apr17

Guy Miklos, the “guy” with the golden hands

Version française Quinta do Barbeito – An incredibly inspiring wwoofing experience Guy Miklos is this type of person who can put 100% of his energy working on one topic if he thinks it’s the right thing to do. And this is how he started his journey in Permaculture, from learning the basics to building a 2 hectares botanical garden in 8 years. Telling someone’s story is a hard job because you never spend enough time...

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Top things to do and eat in castelo Branco – Portugal
Apr03

Top things to do and eat in castelo Branco – Portugal

Version française The “tourism free” portuguese city… Almost two months now that I’m living the dream of the portuguese life in Castelo Branco and I’m still very often amazed how beautiful the landscape around here is. No azulejos, no church at every corner, no smell of grilled fish in the streets here, Castelo Branco has nothing to do with the portuguese dream cliché. The Bairro interior sul is an...

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Recipe : Our favorite belgian pastry – Craquelin
Mar22

Recipe : Our favorite belgian pastry – Craquelin

Version française When meltingly soft sugar meets a belgian pastry in between a brioche and a milk roll… Here in Portugal, we haven’t been able to find sugar chunks anywhere to make this recipe which is one of our favorite for breakfast. But because easter is coming, we can find everywhere delicious chocolate almonds. I’ve got the idea of asking Max to change his recipe a bit and use chocolate almonds instead of...

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Receita : Bonlinhos de bacalhau
Mar17

Receita : Bonlinhos de bacalhau

Version française English version A minha primeira receita portuguesa em português Esta receita vem do livro da mãe da minha cunhada quem é da Lousada, no norte do Portugal… E foi muito fácil de fazer ! Ingredientes : 250 g de bacalhau demolhado 200 g de batatas 1/2 cebola 1 colher de sopa de salsa picada 2 ovos Sal noz-moscada   Preparação : Cozem-se as batatas com a casca, descascam-se e reduzem-se a puré. Coze-se o...

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What to do and eat in Porto – Portugal
Jan28

What to do and eat in Porto – Portugal

Version française 100 % Portuguese When you enter Porto you enter the portuguese dream. You suddenly see what we all dream about when we think about Portugal : Houses clinging like oysters to the hillside, the seaside and its infinite blue color, the red roofs, the steep little streets, the good portuguese restaurants, street art all over the city… This city is vibrant and colorful ! Here we go, zoom on portugal and on Porto and...

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To do : Cycling from Coimbra to Figueira da foz through Montemor o velho
Jan26

To do : Cycling from Coimbra to Figueira da foz through Montemor o velho

Version française A super nice straight road along the Mondego river for 43 km of pure “central Portugal” Portugal can be quite challenging to cycle as it’s only up hills and mountains all over the country. But when you follow the cost or a river, it’s immediately less difficult (especially with kids). 86 km both ways or you can go back to Coimbra on a train, The last train leaves at 9.58 pm, your call!  ...

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Top things to do and eat in Viseu – Portugal
Jan13

Top things to do and eat in Viseu – Portugal

Version française A pretty little city up hill for a 1 day trip We only had one day to spend in Viseu but we enjoyed a lot being there, discovering its christmas market, parks, its walk almost all around town from the rampart… You might not be able to see the christmas market if you’re around in summer or spring, though if you have one extra day to spend in this region, Viseu really is worth it ! zoom on portugal and on...

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