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  • Travel in the Time of COVID-19 - 2019

    We had been home from Portugal for less than one month and our plans for 2020 were already made. This time the destination was the French city of Tours in the Loire Valley. Now everything has changed.
  • Comida, Gloriosa Comida! - 2019

    Food, Glorious Food! We’ve frequently been asked, what do you like best about travel? There is never a simple answer. Well, Chris says all good, ...

    Heading West to Belém - 2019

    Originally, Belem was the location of Lisbon’s shipyards and docks, and was the starting point for the Portuguese voyages that discovered sea routes to India, East Africa and Brazil. It is also home to some incredibly famous landmarks.

    Lisbon’s Trams - 2019

    While getting around this city is best done on foot, the city’s public transportation system works well, but the 100+ year old trams are the most charming and fun.

    A Stroll to the Tejo - 2019

    Lisbon is a wonderful place to walk in spite of the hills. We took a very interesting stroll that began near the center of the city. Downhill, the whole way.

    Lisbon Begins - 2019

    After Porto, Évora, and the other charming Portuguese towns and villages, we weren’t sure what to expect from Lisbon, but what we found exceeded our expectations at every turn.

    Évora – a Royal City - 2019

    In our move from Porto and to Lisbon, we first wanted to visit one of Portugal’s best preserved medieval towns, because of its extensive history and proximity to several Neolithic monuments.

    Departing Porto - 2019

    We were packed. The taxi was on its way to take us to the train station to depart Porto. I can’t say that I was really ready to go, but the excitement of going to a new place is always greater than the sadness of leaving.

    A Porto Six-Pack – 2 - 2019

    As with the previous post,  there were too many wonderful things in Porto to devote a post to each. This is the second "six-pack" to share some more of the sights, architecture, and history that we experienced there.

    A Porto Six-Pack – 1 - 2019

    Porto was a wonderful city, but there were too many sights to devote a post to each, so here is the first “six-pack” to highlight some of the sights, architecture, and history that Porto has to offer.
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