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Food Tours & Other Foodie Experiences in Porto

Porto is home to some of the best food in Portugal and if you’re a serious foodie, you’ll want to sample as many of its culinary creations before you leave. There’s so much to try! There’s the francesinha, the Porto bifana, the eclair, and Porto’s traditional dish: tripe (this isn’t for everyone!).  What’s the best way to experience Porto’s cuisine? That’s up to you. From food tours to cooking classes, we list the most interesting

Interview: From Berlin to Porto – David McNeill of Expat Empire

David McNeill is the owner of Expat Empire, a website that helps you in the process of moving abroad and which he runs from Porto. But although he’s based in Portugal now, this wasn’t where he initially thought he’d end up.  James: Tell me a little bit about yourself and how you ended up in Porto David: I’m originally from California but moved around a lot growing up due to my parents’ jobs. For me,

Bacalhau à Braga

Braga Food: Six Regional Dishes to Try in Braga

From Bom Jesus do Monte to Braga Cathedral, there’s plenty to see and do in Braga. But for foodies, a more important question is: what’s there to eat? The following are five of the most popular regional dishes that you should try in Braga. Bacalhau à Braga Portugal has lots of different recipes for its national dish. Some say there are more than 365, while others say that there are more than 1,000. Either way,

Porto Airport (Guide)

Porto International Airport (Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport) is the regional airport for Porto, Northern Portugal, and even the best airport for parts of Northern Spain. As well as flights to other destinations in Portugal like Faro (in the Algarve), Lisbon, Madeira, and The Azores, Porto offers international flights to many cities in Europe and, increasingly, further afield to airports in the United States, Canada, and Brazil. It is the second largest airport in Portugal after

Pinhão (Guide)

The Douro Valley is one of those places that you’ll find on lists of places to see before you die, and it’s easy to see why. It’s simply stunning – one of the most beautiful places not just in Portugal but in the entire world. Pinhão is at the heart of this beautiful region, and one of the most popular places for people to visit. The region is obviously mecca for wine lovers. The Douro

What it’s Like to Live in Porto… Should You Move Here?

Portugal’s second city has long been overlooked by expats interested in moving to Portugal but, as rental and purchase prices continue to rise in Lisbon, more and more people are seeing the appeal of Porto. It isn’t just cheaper accommodation costs and an overall lower cost of living that make Porto appealing, however. Porto is an incredibly beautiful city and, when it comes to choosing between Lisbon or Porto, it’s usually the city that the

What it’s Like to Live in Guimarães… Should You Move Here?

Famous for being “the birthplace of Portugal,” the small city of Guimarães is quickly becoming a popular destination on people’s travel itineraries. Guimarães is a very small city, and only has a population of around 50k people. It’s smaller than Braga, which has a population close to 140k, and much smaller than Porto which has a population of over 200k (more if you include nearby Vila Nova de Gaia). Guimarães is home to several attractions,

What it’s Like to Live in Braga… Should You Move Here?

Thanks to its charming city centre, historical attractions, and location in the north of Portugal, Braga is quickly becoming a popular consideration for people moving to Portugal. Braga is one of Portugal’s most beautiful cities, and it’s packed to the brim with history and culture, of which the most famous is probably Bom Jesus do Monte. With a population of around 150,000, it isn’t as big as Lisbon or Porto, but it’s a little more

What it’s Like to Live in Barcelos… Should You Move Here?

Barcelos’ best attraction is probably its weekly market, but mention to Barcelos to most people and they’ll probably say “rooster.” The “Cockerel of Barcelos” is definitely a big part of this small city’s identity. Everywhere you look, whether that’s the roundabout on the way into the city or in the little shops around the city, there’s something rooster-related.  Naturally, there are a fair few souvenir shops selling cockerel keepsakes – aprons, towels, figurines, you name

Amarante (Guide)

  Amarante is a small but very beautiful town that’s situated around 61 km east of Porto. Besides the bridge and the church, there isn’t a lot to see and do in Amarante, but it’s a beautiful day trip or half day trip from Porto or somewhere that you stop off on the way to some other nearby cities. It’s also a popular stop for many walking the Santiago de Compostela walking trail, and you’ll