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  • A Sunny January Sunday in Peniche
    25/01/2015

    The traffic was a bit slow heading in to Peniche but at least its reliable! We sat in the sun with a coffee at one of Peniche's many little cafes before we watched the fisherman heading out for t [...]

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  • A Trip to Buddha Eden
    26/09/2014

    You wouldn't expect to find Buddhas and Pagodas in the Portuguese countryside but that is exactly what you'll see on a visit to Quinta dos Loridos. We went recently to purchase some of their [...]

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  • Wine Tasting in Portugal
    02/06/2014

    We will soon be launching half-day wine tasting trips at Quinta do Sanguinhal. This Quinta is home to some of Portugal's most popular wines like their Touriga Nacional. Anna, the grand-daughter [...]

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  • A day trip to Alcobaça Monastery
    18/03/2014

    The Monastery at Alcobaça is one of the first foundations of the Cistercian Order in Portugal. The building of the Alcobaça monastery began in 1178, some 25 years after the arrival of the Ci [...]

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  • A day trip to Lisbon
    26/02/2014

    Last weekend we decided on a day trip to Lisbon. It was a beautiful day, even in February it was blue sky and sunshine. Our first stop was Cafe Brasiliera in Chiado for a coffee and croissant [...]

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  • We love the Lisbon Oceanarium!
    19/02/2014

    We never get tired of visiting the Lisbon Oceanarium. Right on the waterfront with spectacular views across the river Tejo to Lisbon's Vasco da Gama bridge, a visit to the Oceanarium is a [...]

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  • Cycling at Obidos Lagoon
    13/02/2014

    At weekends we often go for a cycle down to Obidos lagoon. It's a beautiful cycle along sandy tracks through the forest with glimpses of the ocean through the pine trees. The views out over the [...]

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  • Jazz at the Sana Silver Coast Hotel, Caldas da Rainha
    12/02/2014

    Sunday afternoon will see me heading over to the Sana Silver Coast Hotel in Caldas da Rainha to find out more about 'Mais Jazz Portugal'. Two enterprising Dutch couples  - Dirk and Lilian Van [...]

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  • Events on the Silver Coast in 2014
    08/01/2014

    On the Silver Coast there is a festival for every occasion.  Every village and town has something to celebrate throughout the year from  apples to wine and potatoes to sardines.  In recent years [...]

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  • Taking the long route home
    11/11/2013

    For many of  us residents and regular visitors, the route from Praia D'el Rey to Santander for the ferry is a well known one, as are the towns along the way - Valladolid, Burgos, Salamanca and [...]

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