Stretching for more than 850km, the Portuguese coast is a gigantic surfing beach.No other coastal strip in the world can offer such a great number of spots in such a short distance, so in Portugal you can always rely on the waves.Tempered by (...) Did you know that Portugal is one of Europe’s finest birdwatching destinations?
You will be accompanied by the ocean between jagged cliffs and, at times, you will be presented with seemingly endless fields of wild flowers. There cannot be a better (...) An ancient city, built of grey stone but at the same time green, lively and welcoming, Viseu was considered the best of Portugal in the quality of life ranking. There’s nothing like starting in the preserved historic centre for getting to (...) The Peneda-Gerês National Park, in the far northwest of Portugal between Upper Minho and Trás-os-Montes, is the only Portuguese protected area classified as a such.It is a world apart in which human activity and nature are harmoniously integrated, (...) The Douro Valley could as easily be called the enchanted valley, such is the beauty and magic that its landscapes offer.by Eça de Queiroz, a few soaps we watch at night, and a long lineage of strong, hardworking women who ran the house, raised children, and fed them with the little money their husbands sent!So don’t be surprised if we know how to fix the plumbing while (if we like you) dying to hold your hand. Do not be surprised if while you are trying to enjoy an Açorda de Gambas in a local restaurant, we keep telling you about all these dishes you must try in other restaurants. You must know mum does the greatest , the café shop next door the tastiest chocolate mousse on the planet and did I tell you about Grandma’s food!? We are upfront, honest, and we do not see ourselves as conservative.Maybe it’s because we were brought up in a Catholic country, or maybe there are certain things that should stay between the sheets…or on one of Portugal’s many secluded beaches. Of course we can do it, too — we do it all the time.
But this time we are doing it together, so please do not dare use your time with us to complain that we put onions in all of our dishes.
We also use a lot of olive oil, garlic, and tomato which you do not complain about.
So don’t even bother saying you do not like the taste of onion, because we will slip it past your taste bud defences anyway.
You must know we are not revengeful if you do not eat it, but next time we go to anyone’s house there might just happen to be So be yourself! Maybe because of the current political situation, or maybe because our mothers taught us how to use a wooden rolling pin, just say what you mean and mean what you say.
We want to hear the truth, not what you think we might like to hear.
It’s not because we want to get angry or to fight over it, it’s because we like to look for honest solutions.