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A day in Aveiro

A half hour by train from Porto, Aveiro greets you at the station with colorful azulejo murals depicting the traditional men and women who made their living from the sea [...]

June 9, 2016

The Art of Azulejo

In the 15th century, King Manuel I of Portugal visited Seville, then the world capital of the Spanish-Islamic art of ceramic tile making, known as azulejo.  Since that [...]

April 19, 2016

I Love Lisbon!

I think I fell in love with Lisbon the moment I stepped out of the metro, into the buzzing center of Chiado.  After the relative calm of Porto, it was like a jolt of [...]

April 13, 2016

Images of Sintra

A short train ride from Lisbon transported me back in time to Sintra.  A UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s a city filled with centuries-old architectural treasures and [...]

April 7, 2016

Porto Street Art

Graffiti.  Street Art.  At its best, it’s a creative artistic expression, usually achieved with nothing more than a spray can and an idea.  Using the city’s [...]

March 30, 2016