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” trhough 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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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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Salame de chocolate – Chocolate cake, no cooking – Portugal
Jan09

Salame de chocolate – Chocolate cake, no cooking – Portugal

Version française Portuguese version : And because my portuguese is still not good enough to write but already good enough to read, this version is the closest I found and it’s from gulosoesaudavel.com… (one day !). My proportions are slightly different and I used butter instead of “Creme vegetal sem sal”… which makes me unable to hide that I’m french ! The simplest, quickest and most delicious...

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Top things to do and eat in Coimbra – Portugal
Jan03

Top things to do and eat in Coimbra – Portugal

Version française A beautiful city full of little tiny places waiting for you to discover them Here we go, zoom on portugal and on Coimbra and follow the guide for a few days city trip.   Long walk along the “Mondego” river… … to take a step back and discover how gorgeous Coimbra is from down the hill.   Mandatory stop at “cozinha da Maria” A small restaurant only serving typical...

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Top things to do and eat in Ponte de Lima – Portugal
Dec05

Top things to do and eat in Ponte de Lima – Portugal

Version française River, nature and food Ponte de Lima is not a very touristic place but it still is one of the well known town for people who follow the “caminho do Santiago” to “Santiago de Compostela”. There aren’t many things to do around here but it’s a nice and green place where you can have a mix of nature, peacefulness and city. You might also not find a lot of cheap options to sleep there...

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