São João – hammers and the floss.

Porto June 2108 Festival of São João of Porto (St John of Porto) is celebrated on midsummer or the night of the 23rd June. the tradition of hitting each other on the head with a head of garlic or more modernly with a plastic hammer was never really explained to us, but it was fun…

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…