Glamping for Foodies: the Vinha da Manta experience

The Vinha da Manta experience starts with the drive there. Skirting Guarda*, you head to the Mondego Valley which hugs the Serra de Estrela mountain (a natural park and the only place you can go skiing in Portugal). Through a few picturesque villages – including Chaos! – that boast a gorgeous view of a dammed […]

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Ode to Desnivel

[Inspired primarily by the restaurant Desnivel in San Telmo, Buenos Aires, and Pablo Neruda’s Odes to the onion, tomatoes, and the lemon… ]   Your name emerged From Google Maps and the Guide du Routard With such promise We timidly peeked Into what was a nondescript entrance Only to be welcomed By a glorious smell […]

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Lisbon & Surroundings

Highly Recommended: In Lisbon: Food & Drink – Tasca do Esquina, SukhoThai, Red Frog; Visit – Oceanorium Outside Lisbon: Visits – Sintras, Cascais, Obidos, Foz de Arelho The Story: When we landed in Lisbon, our first instinct was to head out of the city to explore surroundings. We stopped in Cascais for lunch, a small […]

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