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  • Portuguese Food Blogs to Follow

    Great Portuguese cuisine and the bloggers who blog about it.

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  • Aveiro Travel Guide

    Aveiro is the Centro region's second largest city and a very pleasant one to visit. Great food, architecture, artisan ice cream and a special desert you'll come to crave are just a few of the things you might enjoy in Aveiro.

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  • Old Europe, Old Port

    Yes, I can guide you to a place with a musty cellar with crud-covered bottles, encrusted with age and with a delicate constitution that disallows even the thought of the feather duster. You can visit it for a small sum--and Port lovers certainly should.

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  • Bolhao Market, Porto

    Mercado do Bolhão is Porto's market, artists paint while you discover the culinary treats inside.

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  • How Affordable is Portugal?

    Portugal isn't cheap, but if you head for the pleasant lesser-known cities like Aveiro you can live well and cheaply.

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  • Eels and Aveiro

    Aveiro is a great place to try developing a taste for that squirmy creature that's oh, so tasty, the eel.

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  • Taberna do Largo: Enlightened Eating in Porto

    Taberna do Largo came to be after a years worth of the owner's wandering of Portugal, looking for the best artisan foods and wine to stock it with. There is barely a need for a kitchen.

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  • Porto Style

    What makes Portugal unique? You might start wtih "Azulejos", a term used to describe the ubiquitous painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tiles you see in Portugal, affixed to walls, floors and even ceilings.

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  • The Treasures of Tentugal

    Mention the village of Tentúgal and if you don't get a blank stare you might get a glimmer of recognition for the pastry the town is famous for: Pastel de Tentúgal. But there's more. Way more.

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  • Visiting Conimbriga

    What distinguishes the Roman site of Conimbriga from other sites is the well-preserved (and restored) mosaics in place. Just don’t go on Monday, when it’s closed.

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