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 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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Top things to do in Barcelos – Portugal
Dec02

Top things to do in Barcelos – Portugal

Version française One of my favorite ghost town ! Barcelos is not exactly a touristic kind of place and the big and old buildings covering it doesn’t make it very appealing the first time you see it… But its ghost town style definitely got me and proved me the city has potential. Follow the guide, zoom on Portugal and on Barcelos and discover my first tips for a quick visit in one day…. And in the meantime I’ll...

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Top things to do and eat in Viana do Castelo – Portugal
Nov21

Top things to do and eat in Viana do Castelo – Portugal

Version française Sea, fish and bicycle ! Viana do Castelo is a little town by the sea where you can choose between the many paying touristic activities and a few free activities where walking and cycling are involved. Nature around is gorgeous and the small villages a bit further down the cycling road definitely deserves a visit. Here you’re going to hear only about the activities including nature, prepare your bicycle and your...

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Top things to do and eat in Amarante – Portugal
Nov15

Top things to do and eat in Amarante – Portugal

Version française A calm little town surrounded by mountains for long beautiful walks in nature Amarante is a very charming “little” town (if you take only the historical center) along the Tamega river and surrounded by mountains which makes it a good starting point for walks and hikking. It seems that the key words there are something like youth, simplicity and enough ecology to get our attention with a “youth...

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Top things to do and eat in Braga – Portugal
Nov04

Top things to do and eat in Braga – Portugal

Version française A very surprising and interesting city Braga is a nice city full of energy where organisation goes together with resourcefulness. Here the young ones live with the old ones, the ruins face the buildings covered with pretty tiles, the deserted areas are just at the corner of the fashionable areas, underground is pushing the “in”, alternative is tickling traditions… As you can see, Braga totaly...

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The truth about Kobe beef – Japan
May28

The truth about Kobe beef – Japan

Version française NO, it doesn’t receive any massage with Sake but YES, it really is a meltingly soft meat… I tell you “everything” (I know) about Kobe beef What we think we know about Kobe beef : Its main competitor is another japanese beef called “Wagyu” Kobe beef lives in Kobe It’s the best meat ever in the world / It’s the most tender meat in the world Kobe beef receives sake massage...

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8 recommendations for a perfect WE in Paris
Oct28

8 recommendations for a perfect WE in Paris

 Version française Gatsronomy and “alternative” culture… How to visit Paris my way Here are the 8 activities that made me change my mind about Paris. I had an amazing weekend and I definitey recommend it to anyone interested in food, street art and non touristic places. There might be other places that I never heard of (don’t hesitate to send your tips). My list is not exhaustive but just a selection of what I...

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Top 10 things to do in Kyrgyzstan
Sep28

Top 10 things to do in Kyrgyzstan

Version française It goes in order of preference, 1 being my favorite activity 1. Go to Arslanbob and cook your favorite Kyrgyz meal with your host Here, we were cooking Varenik. Why Arslanbob? Because this is one of the villages where you won’t find any hostel or hotel. The only way for you to stay there, is to use the network of accomodations that has been set up by a guy from switzerland a few years ago. In exchange of a...

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