A Journey Through The Senses
November 5, 2019
From Lisbon to Porto, and through Alentejo and Douro, Portugal offers an incredible diversity in experiences, history, culture, taste and colors. We have compiled, with the help of some fantastic articles out there, some of the best of Portugal. Discover the country's inner and outer beauty, then join us on one of our curated journeys, or simply get inspired by having us create your very own.
To the Southwest, find the Alentejo region, a landscape soft on the eyes and the senses. Sunlight slices through the cork trees. Pigs shuffle from one acorn (bellota) to another, foraging for the nutty flavor that gives Iberian ham its richness. Castles and churches dot the hilltops; they are relics from the past, yet they retain a power in the present. It’s shoulder season, and the streets are empty save for a couple of stocky men, with weathered faces and hands, walking home from the pub.
Then, there are Portugal's islands. First, Madeira, which is NOT Ibiza. It attracts a more mature clientele, and raving is limited to enthusing about the island’s dramatic scenery and botanical wonders. Then, the Azores, floating in the Atlantic Ocean, some 850 miles from mainland Portugal. The islands are described as “the Hawaii of the Atlantic”.
Read more about some of Portugal's quite essential foods by going to this CNN Travel article
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