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Spectacular Architecture Shots of Lisbon by Fernando Guerra

Gorgeous architecture shots by <b>Fernando Guerra</b>, talented self-taught photographer from Lisbon, origianlly trained as an architect. Guerra has been a …

Architecture

After Google, Portugal's tech scene gets boost from VW

LISBON (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is to set up a software development center in Lisbon joining a growing list of companies attracted to the information technology scene in the country, which only recently emerged from its economic crisis and bailout.<p>The center will employ 300 software …

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A Portuguese Glass House Uses Surrounding Foliage as a Privacy Screen

A transparent hillside abode outside Porto swerves around existing trees and takes advantage of the lush canopy for privacy.<p>Inspired by the surrounding landscape of chestnut trees, rocky hillside, and bubbling stream, Portuguese architecture firm 3r Ernesto Pereira chose to blend into, and take …

Architecture

This Country Has The Best Quality of Life in the World for Expats

You've always wanted to move abroad - but how do you choose where to go? Do you make your decision based on the beauty of the place, on its …

Costa Rica

In Portugal, uncorking some unexpected culinary delights

João, our guide, led our small group through the narrow streets of Lisbon's Chiado district. That morning, we were hunting for culinary traditions and new flavors. Having started with vinho verde for breakfast, we weren't sure where he would take us next. João pointed to the doorway of a …

European Travel

Ponte de Lima, Portugal Travel Guide

Named after its Roman/Medieval bridge, which still carries automotive traffic, Ponte de Lima is one of the most beautiful towns in Portugal's …

How to Eat Snacks for Dinner, the Portuguese Way

Early last summer, I dined with friends in a dimly lit <i>taberna</i> in Lisbon’s Alfama neighborhood. Several bowls of herb-flecked bean and seafood salads were spread across our table, as well as a basket of bread. The smell of garlic punctuated my nostrils. What exactly was I about to eat?<p>The answer: …

Where to Eat in Lisbon, According to Chef Nuno Mendes

As his new book about Lisbon’s culinary scene is released, Nuno Mendes of the Chiltern Firehouse shares five of his favourite addresses in the …

Why Lisbon is the world's greatest city for people watching

<b>Lynda Bailey wins £250 for her account of time spent watching passers-by from her Lisbon balcony.</b><p>It’s dusk. A man closes the shutters on the window in front of me. He is perhaps 10 yards away across the cobbled Lisbon street, but our eyes don’t meet. I am invisible on this balcony. But then I look …

Why Portugal’s the place all the cool kids of wellness will go to unplug in 2018

When I moved to Portugal last winter, I thought, sure, I might be happier there than I’d been in Brooklyn, but I didn’t realize how much <i>healthier</i> I’d …

Why revitalised Lisbon could be the next big tech capital

Portugal was hit hard by the global financial crash of 2008. Its economy struggled to remain afloat during the crisis and it’s capital, Lisbon, …

Surfer catches monster wave off coast of Portugal

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6 gorgeous wine country hotels around the world

Courtesy of Jackalope<p>If there are two things a traveler should never go without, it’s a good hotel and great wine.<p>Get the best of both worlds at a stunning property in a classic vinicultural destination, where you’ll be wined and dined by world-class chefs and get to tour impressive vineyards and …

Wine

From high castles to underwater villages: A Grand Tour of Alentejo

It was not going according to plan. The expected balmy temperatures of early fall were nowhere to be found, and my watch showed instead 40°C (105°F). …

Portugal's radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn't the world copied it?

In 2001, ....., Portugal became the first country to decriminalize the possession and consumption of all illicit substances. Rather than being …

15 stunning photos that show why Portugal should be on your travel bucket list

Portugal has quickly become a top destination for tourists.<p>And it's not just over the summer— travelers are making their way to Portugal during its off-season in larger numbers than ever before. According to American Express Travel, planned trips to Portugal are up 86% for January through March …

European Travel

Lisbon: Chic, Cheap and Delicious

Lisbon's restaurant reputation is growing: here's where to eat in the Portuguese capital, where affordability and taste meet.

European Travel

Traveling to Portugal? Consider the Off-Season

Summer may be Portugal’s peak tourist season, but more travelers from the United States are heading to the country this fall and winter than they have in recent years. The travel search engine Kayak has seen searches to Lisbon for this fall increase 46 percent compared with last fall, and according …

European Travel

A Wild and Winding Stairway to a Portuguese River

PORTFOLIO | PORTUGAL<p>The Paiva Walkways, which opened in 2015 on the left bank of the Paiva River in Aveiro, Portugal, immerse you in nature. Many people consider the Paiva to be the most beautiful river in the country.<p>When I recently spent a day there (picnic included), I took in a stunning …

European Travel

Best in Travel 2018 - Countries

Chile is a sinewy sliver of a nation, isolated from the rest of South America (and indeed the world) by the soaring Andes to the east, the vast Pacific Ocean to the west, the bone-dry Atacama Desert up north and the impenetrable wilds of Patagonia down south. From its disparate extremes to the …

Travel

This Wine Region is Trending

According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, over 28 million liters of wine were produced by sixty-three different wine producing countries. There are …

Wine

How Portugal’s Jews Saved Themselves With a Sausage

The Alheira is a beautiful thing. A type of Portuguese sausage known for garlic and breadcrumbs, the meat link is so beloved in Portugal that it was …

Food

Outrage as Portugal judges say woman's adultery mitigated her attackers' guilt

Suspended sentence for ex-husband and ex-lover who used nail-spiked club Judges: ‘We read in the Bible that an adulteress should be punished with death’<p>Women’s rights activists have called for protests after a Portuguese appeal court upheld a light sentence for two men who attacked a woman with a …

Judiciary

Elliptic House in Portugal

The elliptic house from the Mario Martins atelier is situated in Luz, Lagos, in Portugal. This construction is a modern interpretation of …

Architecture

The best of rural Portugal: readers’ travel tips

Lush mountains, meandering rivers and hilltop villages await visitors to Portugal’s understated countryside. But where’s best place to stay, eat and enjoy a vinho verde? Our tipsters have the gen<p>Winning tip: A chilled white, above the plains<p>We had our best glass of Portuguese wine on the …

European Travel

Portugal’s top 10 hidden beaches

Catch some late summer sun on Portugal’s stunning coast. The author of the new Wild Guide to the country, picks 10 beaches for adventure and solitude<p>Beach map<p><b>NEAR PORTO</b><p>1. Praia Forte do Paço<b>,</b> Viana do Castelo<p>In Portugal’s north-western district of Viana do Castelo, an hour north of Porto, wooded …

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