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Portugal includes mainland Portugal, the Azores and the Madeira Island chain. Amongst the earliest countries in Europe, its name having really appeared like early as 9th Century and its land borders having really been developed and not altered considering that the 1200s. A leading spot for searching due to the Atlantic breakers, most of surfing world records have in fact been set here. Portugal was one of the most effective maritime nations during the 15th and 16th centuries. Many parts of the world were colonised by the Portuguese, both East and West which is why you can find Portuguese affects in such varied areas as Malacca in Malaysia, Mozambique in Africa, Goa in India and naturally Brazil in South America. A design of music in Portugal called Fado (Fate in Portuguese) has been classified by UNESCO under Cultural Heritage. Tempura style of cooking was established by the Portuguese and they presented it to the Japanese! Intake of fish in Portugal is the 3rd biggest on the planet, following Japan and Iceland. Ian Fleming, the author of James Bond books got his inspiration for the special Casino Royale from the well-known betting establishment at Cascais, while he was stationed in Portugal with Royal Naval Intelligence.

How about walking in paradise? That is how it feels to walk next to Levadas in Madeira island in Portugal, through luscious forests, waterfalls, and serenity. There is not a single exaggeration to that. If you haven't been to...
Having a Lisbon food experience was something we had in mind in our previous trip to Portugal's different cities. During that trip we mostly tasted "tapas".Now we wanted to have an experience, guided from locals as we love quality...
The Wonderful Day Trips From Lisbon

Remarkable Day Trips From Lisbon

Planning for day trips from Lisbon Portugal? Then read this post and visit all our individual post experiences from our trip to Lisbon and these special cities/landmarks outside of Lisbon.Lisbon is the commercial hub of Portugal. For this reason,...
We were eager to explore all the things to do in Porto Portugal. We visited Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra, Fatima in Portugal and Porto was much expected. Porto wine was one of the reasons.Driving there from Lisbon was a really comfortable...
Day trip from Lisbon - Best Things to Do in Cascais Portugal

Best Things to Do in Cascais Portugal

You get to Cascais Portugal in 35 minutes from Lisbon Portugal. Fantastic, right? Best to visit this place in summer as it is famous as a summer resort with beaches and all.Cascais is considered a cosmopolitan city and one of...
Day trip from Lisbon - Lisbon to Fatima Sanctuary Things To Do

Lisbon to Fatima Sanctuary Things To Do

Traveling to Portugal? Then you have to take the Lisbon to Fatima sanctuary route. Why? This small detour can be part of your Lisbon to Porto route. Why to do that? Because Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours by...
Lisbon to Sintra Portugal Things To Do

Lisbon to Sintra Portugal Things To Do

Getting from Lisbon to Sintra Portugal to explore all the things you can do is a fantastic idea for many reasons. Sintra is 30 minutes driving time from Lisbon and you can get there with a bus or through...
Do you want to travel to Europe? Are you under short budget? The Gods of Travel took care of that already. There are plenty of affordable European destinations you can choose from, or you can include them in a...
Ready to experience 3 days in Lisbon? Lisbon combines the old-time charm of Europe with a more affordable culture and modern twists. She does all this without letting you down when it comes to sights to see.With her colorful,...
Top 13 Things to Do in Azores Portugal

Top 13 Things to Do in Azores Portugal

Azores is one of our bucket list destinations. Portugal is great. It is. But when people in (and out) of Portugal think of summer vacations they think of Azores. Plenty of things are available in Azores, even for the...