Category Archives: Portugal

Portugal – We’ll have to come back.

So, with Tess confined mostly to bed or in someone’s arms in front of the fire, and with Ari and Skye starting to fade too, we did not get out and about the next couple of days, but we did … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas 2015, Portugal | 3 Comments

Sintra – Pena National Palace

While we were in Sintra we were also taken to the Palácio Nacional da Pena which is on the top of a hill above the town. Apparently it can be seen from Lisbon on a clear day. This Palace is … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas 2015, Portugal | Leave a comment

Sintra – Quinta da Regaleira

After having our fill of Portugese Tarts, we drove to Sintra where we were taken to the amazing gardens of Quinta da Regaleira. This place is almost indescribable, Wikipedia tries to describe it as follows: Quinta da Regaleira is an … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas 2015, Portugal | 3 Comments

First Priority – Portugese Tarts

Everyone at home lucky enough to have tried them knows that Rute’s Portugese Tarts are amazing! They are known in Portugal as Pastéis de Natas. Rute and Filipe took us to the most renowned maker of these tarts and apparently … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas 2015, Portugal | 1 Comment

Lisboa (Lisbon) – Portugal

Since we left home on 14 December, whenever we got on a bus, train, plane or taxi, Tess’s first question was usually “Are we going to Luana’s now?”, she has been so busting to see her friend in Portugal that … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas 2015, Portugal | 1 Comment