We left Foz do Arelho today and drove down to Peniche, a small outcrop of rock on the way to Lisbon. It was quite beautiful staring out at the Atlantic, but also it gave me[…]
One junction down from Foz do Arelho on the A8 is Obidos, a medieval walled town and castle, and, in the summer, the venue for a medieval fair. Lured by the promise of traditional food,[…]
This evening we left the kids behind with their grandparents and went to a wedding out in the middle of nowhere, a 45 minute drive from our villa down the autoroute and then off into[…]
It rained this morning but this didn’t dissuade the girls from going outside and playing in the sand. Eventually when we’d all got it together we drove down to Sao Martino, a small seaside town[…]
This morning we put the kids in the car and drove to Lisbon, heading to the aquarium. When visiting aquariums, you usually want to arrive as early as possible, before a crowd of people collects[…]
This evening we went out to Maria do Logao, a family run restaurant in Nadadouros, five minutes drive from our villa. Unfortunately, it’s been overhauled in the 3 years since its last TripAdvisor review as[…]
We arrived in Lisbon at about 2:30, and got away at about 6. In between, we waited in a queue for our car rental, along with half the rest of the world.
While I was in Seattle, I entered a Spanish food shop near Pike Place Market, where they had a vast collection of Spanish food, Mexican chocolate and Macanese cookery books. Amongst the books in this[…]