Do you know what they say about people who love the colour red? They’re impulsive, outgoing, aggressive at times. They have a strong zest for life. They tend to be extremely optimistic, but hate monotony and crave change. They are passionate and strong, full of vigour. They are restless. They can be too quick in their decision-making; one might call them rash, hasty. They are determined to get all they can out of life.
In reading up on things to do in Porto, I kept stumbling across the same tips: port tasting, climb the Torre dos Clérigos, visit Livraria Lello (a bookstore), walk along the Ribeira. And, other than Portugal’s famous bacalhau (cod), one food kept popping up on Porto’s “must do” lists: Francesinha. Vegetarians and vegans, look away now.
Lagos, Portugal I was living in Edinburgh and dreaming of the sun, dreaming of sand in my shoes and the taste of the sea’s salt on my lips. After a week in…
Lisbon, Portugal I went to Lisbon a few Aprils ago. I spent my days there simply and quietly; it rained a lot of the time. Every night I ate a communal dinner…