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Aldeia Tipica Jose Franco

Aldeia Tipica Jose Franco

Jose Franco Village Museum – A real family trip to a rural past in Portugal  I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Margaret, in her recent trip to Portugal, visited an open air museum known as the Typical Village of Jose Franco (Aldeia Tipica Jose […]

Interview with Atrio Designer

Interview with Atrio Designer

  Atrio  – Wear a Piece of History I love the history and beauty of Portugal’s ceramic (azulejo) tiles and when I saw Atrio’s jewelry collection I was overjoyed. The combination of designing jewelry made with Portugal antique tiles is unique and original.  For a history on […]

The Barcelos Rooster

The Barcelos Rooster

Margaret in Barcelos, Portugal! The Barcelos Rooster is considered to be the unofficial symbol of Portugal.  This national symbol is mostly found in its typical ceramic form or embroidered on towels and aprons.  Representing  justice, happiness and good-luck, its popularity is based on the legend of […]

Vila Nova de Gaia –  Port Wine

Vila Nova de Gaia – Port Wine

Vila Nova de Gaia and the Douro River Vila Nova de Gaia is a must see destination if you are visiting Portugal.  I was there with my family in 2010 and fell in love with it.  Simply known as Gaia by the locals, the city is located on the […]

Piódão – A Step Back In Time

Piódão – A Step Back In Time

Piódão, Historical Village in Central Portugal (photo credit) The historical village of Piódão is indeed a step back in time with a fairy tale ambiance and spectacular views  Located near Coimbra in the Portuguese region of Arganil, Piódão is surrounded by terraced fields and stone walls of […]

Work or Volunteer in Portugal

Work or Volunteer in Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal   I have always been interested in working abroad. To my delight I have found several exciting opportunities in Portugal.