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CARM Domain: Stronghold of the World’s Best Olive Oil 12 May 2018

CARM Domain: Stronghold of the World’s Best Olive Oil

Fall mornings in the Douro area are fresh and luminous. They become even more magical when you get to witness the sun slowly rising on the vales of Casa Agricola Roboredo Madeira, a realm named after the family it belongs to since the 17th century. On that 250 hectares domain, you’ll find the olive trees… Read more

Queijo Serra da Estrela: a unique cheese recipe passed down from generation to generation 27 Apr 2018

Queijo Serra da Estrela: a unique cheese recipe passed down from generation to generation

We met our friend Pierre at his vineyard Quinda de Lemos in Viseu on a beautiful Saturday morning to go discover the renowned cheese from the Serra da Estrela area, located an hour away. We sat at the back of the van with his kids. The centre of Portugal had recently been devastated by unprecedented… Read more

Tapada Nacional de Mafra: a former king’s hunting camp now dedicated to bees. 13 Apr 2018

Tapada Nacional de Mafra: a former king’s hunting camp now dedicated to bees.

We met with Luis Estrela before sunrise in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Lisbon. The lawyer by trade and beekeeper by choice served us a generous breakfast before introducing us to his outside office due to a change in lifestyle and new career choice. He recently decided to dedicate his life to a cause… Read more

Ria Formosa natural park: a paradise for mollusks 31 Mar 2018

Ria Formosa natural park: a paradise for mollusks

We had set up an appointment with Cristina at 9 o’clock sharp at the ferry dock connecting Faro Beach to the city. Cristina is the owner of the company Portugal No Limits that offers customized guided tours.  She arrived on a boat with a big smile on her face, accompanied by Artur, her life and… Read more

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