Castles in Sintra: Fairytale Palaces, Gardens and Historical Sites

Castles in Sintra - Pena Palace and Park - yellow and red turrets of the castle on a hill surrounded by views of the countryside

Sintra is a magical place.  Over the years, the hills of Sintra have seen Portuguese royalty, Moorish princes and eccentric millionaires all leave their mark, creating the beautiful palaces and castles in Sintra.  There is so much to see here you can’t possibly see everything in a day trip to Sintra, so I’ve summarised what […]

The Best Views of Pena Palace & Gardens in Sintra, Portugal

Pena Palace in Sintra Portugal

El Palacio da Pena is the most famous of all the castles in Sintra, and the one you’ll see on all the Portugal guide book photos.  The brightly coloured red and yellow towers are visible from all around Sintra, as this castle is high on the hillside and the gardens include the highest point in […]

A Lisbon Food Tour & Cultural Walk with Taste of Lisboa

Lots of Bacalhau - Taste of Lisboa Lisbon Food Tour & Cultural Walk

Food, glorious food.  Food in Lisbon is amazing, and although Portuguese cuisine is not as well known as it’s Spanish neighbour, the flavours, produce and local dishes available here are good enough to rival any top foodie destination.  To learn more about the food in Portugal and where to eat the best food in Lisbon, […]

A Capela dos Ossos: The Chapel of Bones, Evora Portugal

Inside the Chapel of Bones in Evora Portugal

It may sound gruesome, and it certainly is a little strange, but visiting the Chapel of Bones in Evora in Portugal (Capela dos Ossos in Portuguese) is something you really should do – if only to get a sense of your own mortality.  The Evora Bone Chapel wasn’t as creepy as I had expected, so […]

A Douro Valley Wine Tour & River Cruise from Porto

A Sunny Winter Day in the Douro Valley

Porto is famous for its wine.  As well as the Port wine, the Douro Valley region just outside Porto produces some fabulous wines and a Douro Valley wine tour makes a wonderful day trip from Porto.  I contacted Cooltour Oporto about one of their Porto wine tours which included transport to the Douro Valley, wine […]

The Best Hostel in Lisbon Portugal for Solo Travellers – Good Morning Hostel

A Dorm Room at the Good Morning Hostel Lisbon

Hostels in Portugal are of an incredibly high standard.  There are some amazing hostels in Lisbon, to suit every taste, from luxury hostels to all-night parties.  After spending some lovely relaxed days in Evora I wanted a bit of excitement during my stay, and when Tatiana from Good Morning Hostel got in touch, I knew […]

Things to do in Evora in Portugal

The Temple of Diana - Garden and Roman Ruins in Evora

Evora in Portugal was one of my favourite places I visited during my month-long trip backpacking around Portugal.  About an hour and a half away from the capital, most visitors just come here on a day trip from Lisbon to see the top sites of this beautifully preserved medieval town, then disappear just as quickly.  […]

Exploring the Almendres Cromlech on an Evora Megaliths Tour

The Almendres Cromlech in Evora Portugal - an Evora Megaliths Tour

I loved Evora in Portugal.  This beautiful city has so much to offer, yet many people only spend a day here on a whistle-stop Lisbon to Evora day trip – they are missing out big time!  I spent three days enjoying Evora at a relaxed pace, and with plenty of things to do in Evora, […]

Where to Stay in Evora Portugal: Heaven Inn Hostel Evora

My Private Room at the Heaven Inn Hostel Evora - Better than a hotel in Evora!

A lot of people come to Evora just for a day trip from Lisbon. That is such a shame, and they are missing out on so much in Evora and the Alentejo region. There are a lot of things to do in Evora city itself, much more than you can do in a day, and […]

The Best Benagil Cave Tour to visit the Benagil Caves Portugal

A SUP Benagil Cave Tour means you get inside and visit the Benagil Caves Portugal

Benagil Sea Cave is the most famous cave in Portugal, but there are lots of other Algarve caves to explore.  The whole of the Algarve coastline is filled with caverns, caves, archways and bizarre rock formations which are all spectacular.  The best way to enjoy all of the caves and the coastline is to take […]