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The Portuguese Ribeira

Porto, Portugal. From the moment we arrived here we knew we were in for a fascinating weekend, this vibrant city full of history has a lot to offer on a weekend trip. To kick things off we visited the Livraria Lello Bookshop, considered the 3rd most beautiful bookshop in the world and claimed that JK…

Pearl of the Atlantic

Madeira, Portugal. A tiny cluster of volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean, with dramatic cliffs, stunning landscapes and a sub-tropical climate, Madeira is a brilliant place to come and explore. We had a few days on the main island and being only 35 miles long and 13 miles wide, we managed a large loop with…

The City of Seven Hills

Lisbon, Portugal. One of the oldest European cities and famous for standing on seven hills (actually eight), the most striking thing about Lisbon is the steep and narrow cobbled streets in every direction. At the bottom of the hills there are layers of houses stacked up all around you, and at the top, fantastic views…

Countries Visited: 65 / 195
Continents Visited: 6 / 7