Ginjinha: Lisbon’s answer to Port Wine

While most people have heard not only heard of Port wine, they've probably already tried it, very few people are aware of Ginjinha. Ginjinha or Ginja is Lisbon's answer to Port wine, and probably not something...

A guide to using Netflix in Portugal

Netflix has been in Portugal since 2015. When it first launched here, you could almost see the tumbleweeds blowing across your screen there were so few movies and TV shows. These days, it's pretty decent....

The Algarve for Runners

The Algarve is a fantastic running destination, with a wide variety of different runs everywhere you look. At almost every town along the coast there's the option to run along the boardwalk or promenade,...

Just what is a Portuguese breakfast?

What's a typical Portuguese breakfast? In Ireland and Britain, breakfast is traditionally a fry. In Turkey, breakfast is an elaborate affair that includes olives, meat, cheese, bread, and fresh vegetables. But even though there are plenty...

Travel scams to watch out for in Portugal

Travel scams are common in many parts of the world like Asia and Africa, but not so much in Europe. In Portugal, there are very few scams. Petty theft is a bit of a...

Anthony Bourdain Visits Porto in “Parts Unknown”

Anthony Bourdain recently returned to Porto as part of his "Parts Unknown" TV series, and I've been meaning to write about it for quite some time. Although this episode was released in 2017, it...