Festival de Choco

The title of this post may be misleading. No, it is not going to be about chocolate (however, there is also the Chocolate Festival in Portugal. Stay tuned!) “Choco” in Portuguese means “cuttlefish”. And where is the best cuttlefish in the world? Of course in Setubal! It is located 40km south from Lisbon and it’s known for the best fish… Read more →

Bacalhau com Broa

Bacalhau com Broa

Simple and tasty – this is the rule in Portuguese cuisine. Today I share with you the recipe for Cod fish with crispy “broa” on top. Delicious! Ingredients: 4 pieces of desalted cod 500 gr of corn bread few garlic cloves coriander olive oil sal onion Preparation: 1) Boil a pan of water and add the cod. Be patient and let it… Read more →

The loveliest day in the year

Today is the loveliest day in the year. There is something special about love in Portugal. Is it the light? Is it the music? Discover 10 reasons to fall in love in Portugal by Vera. If you are spending this day in Portugal, you have inumerous offers to choose from! Check out the programme of “Ás vezes o amor” –… Read more →


Carnival 2015

Viana do Castelo, Barcelos, Torres Vedras, Mealhada, Figueira da Foz, Nelas and Canas de Senhorim – is where you have the best Carnival party in Portugal. And you can go there by train for 2€ only! Click on the image to get the CP promotion details, prepare your mask and enjoy the festivals!     Read more →

Pastel de Belém

Sweet like… pastel de nata!

Delicious and irresistible. Always get 2 or more. One is not enough to enjoy the real pleasure of Pastel de Nata. Don’t start eating yet! First, cover Pasteis with powdered sugar and cinnamon. Than is picture time (no camera or out of battery on your mobile? See the pictures by others @Pinterest.com) The first Pastel is to be eaten quickly:… Read more →

Almond blossom

According to the legend, the almond trees appeared in Portugal in the time of the Moors. The young king Ibn-Almundim have been cultivating almond trees because he wanted to please his Nordic princess, who missed the snow of her homeland. Can you imagine a blanket of snow covering the horizon, when the almond trees blossom? This beautiful and serene landscape… Read more →

Carnival – almost like in Rio!

Portugal is the country of parties, festivals and joy. Crisis? Forget it… Carnival, that’s the spirit! Since the last Friday the streets of Lisbon are full of dressed up teenagers and kids. Superheros and princesses are the ever lasting winners, but you can also meet the hippies and Gothic witches. But Lisbon is not the center of Carnival activities. 50km… Read more →