The passion of Pedro and Inês de Castro is a true love story that dates from the fourteenth century. Inês de Castro, a Galician noblewoman came to Portugal in 1340, following lady Constance, bride of Prince Pedro. Soon they succumbed to a passion as intense as dangerous. Their love created a strong opposition among Portuguese … Continue reading The love of Pedro and Inês
Portugal is known for its fresh and tasty vegetables and that is compeletly true. While I was living abroad the fruits and vegetables were the things that I missed the most. Now that I'm back in Portugal I realized what I've been missing. Of course we can eat good food everywhere but we also have … Continue reading The vegetables
Saint Peter is treated as the patron of my village and every year, on the weekend after the 29th of June, is celebrated this religious festivity in Valverde, a small village in the middle of Serra de Aire e Candeeiros. At the end of mass, there is a procession around the town followed be a … Continue reading Keep up with the tradition
It's party time. June started with the children's day on the first of June. On the 10th of June is Portugal's Day and then starts the festivities: Santo António in Lisboa, 13th of June, São João in Porto, 24th of June, and São Pedro in Porto de Mós, 29th of June. In these popular celebrations you will … Continue reading Festivities
The movie «The man who killed Don Quixote», produced by Terry Gilliam (from Monty Python) and the portuguese Ukbar Filmes, was partially filmed in Convento de Cristo, in Tomar, World Heritage Center. RTP 1 (portuguese TV channel) issued an investigation in which was reported some damages while shooting the movie. Among the damages are … Continue reading What we don’t want to see
Small streets, calçada portuguesa, clothes drying, white houses. This is Nazaré.
Today, the 1st of June, we celebrate in Portugal the Children's Day. Keep the child in you alive!!!! We should never be worried about being called silly. Life is about being crazy or silly, being happy or sad. And we can always build castles in the sand!!!
El Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) is a network of ancient pilgrim routes that ends at the tomb of Santiago (St. James), in northwest Spain, in the city of Santiago de Compostela. El Camino Frances is the most popular and is the one that starts St. Jean-Pied-du-Port near Biarritz in France, going through … Continue reading El Camino de Santiago
Today is celebrated in Portugal what we call the Ascension day or «Wheatstalk Thursday». I am not sure is this is the correct translation but what matters is that you get it at the end. So this is the day that people go for a morning walk to pick small bundles of poppies, wheatstalks and other flowers … Continue reading Keep up with the tradition
On the 3rd of June, you will have a good chance to explore a bit more from the fauna and the flora of the Natural Park of Serra de Aire e Candeeiros. During the day you can visit Centro de Ciência Viva do Alviela - Carsoscópio and know everything about bats and at the end of the day, … Continue reading Sunset Science & wine tasting