The Real Pastel de Nata

Since our sampling of the most famous Portuguese tarts in Macau, we of course had to try them in their native land. They are known as pastel de nata and we ate a lot of them all for the sake of research of course. The stand out ones are listed below. Our first one we […]

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porto’s street art scene

after seeing virtually no art in albufeira and many large murals on the way from the airport to the train station in lisbon, i wasn’t sure what to expect in porto. from a relatively small and historically important city, i expected the streets to be ‘cleansed’ of any unwanted art, similar to what granada is […]

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first 24 hours in porto

jojo: what do i like? -small, quaint and beautiful city.  from the orange rooftops to the coloured & tiled facades to the street art to the cobblestone streets (as in the streets, not just the sidewalks), it’s so vibrant -cheap & casual food – we had 3 sandwich meals (as in steak, shaved beef and […]

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weekly recap #16 – albufeira & porto

q. current home/addy where i stayed (neighbourhood) and how long a. albufeira (airbnb, 4 nights), porto (airbnb, baixa, 3 nights) q. favourite meal a. flor dos congregados.  restaurant has been open for 100+ years and still run by the latest generation of the same family.  it wasn’t a particularly fancy dinner though the restaurant itself […]

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