Pastéis de Belém: Portugal’s delicious Pastry secret

Video of Pastéis de Belém

You know how when you go on holiday as a group, there’s always something that a travel buddy of yours has learnt from “a friend” of theirs that is just a must see? Your travel buddy just has to see it? Sometimes those tips do turn out to be proper little nuggets. This is what [...]

Cheap, Tasty Indian curry deep in the heart of Portugal

Indian Curry in Portugal

Continuing the cross Portugal road trip, my mates and I headed out of Porto in the north of Portugal towards Lisbon, the capital city. After a couple of stops along the way, around lunch time, we came upon the city of Coimbra. At the outset it looked like a quaint little town, but as I [...]

THE best place to stay in Porto, Portugal

Review of Gallery Hostel Porto Portugal

Youth Hostels. Everyone has an opinion about them. To the dandy traveller who likes their creature comforts, a youth hostel represents dirty shared toilets and uncomfortable bunk beds. To the hardy backpacker, it is a cheap roof over their head and a place to connect with other like minded souls. Most people are [...]

Top Portugal shopping secret: Don’t miss out on this local tip!

Portuguese Shopping secrets tips

On our second day in Portugal we stepped out for a spot of shopping. Idea was to go to a supermarket and purchase a popular local wine based drink called “Favai-osh” or something similar. Big time spell check there – if you know the correct spelling for that local tipple, please do let me know [...]

The famous Porto Francesinha – A full belly the local way

Cheap and Tasty Porto Food

Was out in Portugal with the lads on a brilliant road trip celebrating my 30th. Yep, I’m officially in my thirties now (yipes!). We started off up in Porto in the north of Portugal and worked our way down the country to end up in the seaside resort of Albufeira. Plenty of adventures along the [...]