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Visiting the Algarve in February

If you're wondering where to find a bit of February sun, the Algarve is a fantastic choice. Mild weather, peace and quiet... what more could you ask from a winter holiday? Reasons to visit the...
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Silves Hotels, B&Bs, and Other Accommodation Options

Often overlooked by holidaymakers seeking sun, sea, and sand, Silves is one of the Algarve's best kept secrets. Unlike many of the coastal towns, it has managed to find the perfect balance between touristy and Portuguese....
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Review: Gallery Hostel, Porto

Address: Gallery Hostel, Rua de Miguel Bombarda 222, 4050-377 Porto, PortugalI've stayed in many hostels over the years, and these days I'm at the age where I tend to stay in hotels more. Porto's Gallery hostel...
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Did J.K. Rowling Write Harry Potter in Porto?

I was born and raised in Edinburgh, a place that's so closely linked with the creation of Harry Potter that it's part of the fabric. Everyone in the city knows that a young single mum named...
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Review: Antiqvvm, Porto

Antiqvvm, Rua de Entre-Quintas 220, Porto. Reservations: +351 22 600 0445 or online.The Michelin man bestowed nine new stars on Portugal last year. One of these went to Vitor Matos: the chef at Antiqvvm in...
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Review: Ramires Restaurant, Guia

Nevermind what Rick Stein says about piri piri chicken in Lisbon – The Algarve is the real home of piri piri, and Guia (near Albufeira) is the undisputed capital of the dish. There are...