Porto with the Posse

Porto June 2018 Flying for the first time on Taag airlines via Luanda we arrived in Porto at 6am. TAAG was a definite parsleyspursuit of the perfectly priced flight. The plane was brand new with fancy touch screens and lovely decor BUT no headphones were handed out and we overheard the air hostess telling our…

Port in the Douro Valley with a Station?

  Lamego Portugal: October 2017 Leaving Coimbra we headed North, unfortunately the end of our road trip was drawing close and we needed to get back to a Spain. The drive was fairly bleak. We were confronted with the destruction that the fires has wreaked on the surroundings. Driving past burnt trees for kilometers and…

Coimbra goes bats in the library.

Coimbra Portugal : October 2017 Our drive to Coimbra was fairly uneventful and we saw no sign of the fires….until we booked into the campsite and we caught sight and smelt the burnt trees on the slopes behind. Apparently it had been pretty hectic two days ago, when there was a very real danger of…

Fires, rain and blissful ignorance

São Martinho Portugal : October 2017 We are headed up to the Silver Coast of Portugal, as we have previously done a flying visit to Lisbon along with neighboring Cascais and Sintra we are going to give Lisbon a miss this time. I plotted the route and it took us a little too close to…