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explorers monument, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon. Photo ©Jemma Porter, 2013.

Finding information about the best things to see and do in Portugal isn't easy. Even in Lisbon (aka The Next Berlin) it can be tricky to find really good insider information. We spend a lot of time in Portugal and decided to grab the cock by its crow and put together this website. Our aim is to become the web's number one Portugal resource, without being dry or boring. We cover all things Portugal: from practical stuff like moving here and learning the lingo to fun things like our favourite wines and the most exciting events. We've even thrown in reviews of great places to stay and the best restaurants, to make planning your holiday to Portugal that little bit easier.

Don't let the blonde hair and blue eyes fool you: James is practically Portuguese*. He went to pre-school in Penafiel, lived in Lisbon, and spends his Christmasses in Silves. James loves getting out and about and discovering the best things to do in Portugal: whether it's amateur opera shows in Lagoa or the best surfing on the Silver Coast.

*He's technically Irish, but does prefer medronho to whisky and Super Bock to Guinness.

Jemma has house sat in Ferragudo, got lost in the Serra de Monchique, drank too many caipirinhas in the Bairro Alto and had a tooth capped in Portimao. She loves Portuguese food and wine, and is obsessed with the crumbling old buildings in Lisbon.

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