Discovering European Capitals of Culture

Museum of Alchemy in Prague, a European Capital of Culture in 2000 Since 1985, the European Commission has been designating one or two cities per year as European Capitals of Culture (ECOC). That’s [...]

What to do in Sintra, Portugal, Other than Eat Pastries

The Moorish Castle offers a delightful vertigo as you look down at Sintra. Or, it could have been the beer. I went to Sintra, too, but I'm not going to be able to [...]

By |2018-06-19T15:37:19+00:00July 11, 2012|Categories: Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Portugal, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |6 Comments

Watching Spanish Football in Portugal

Lionel Messi thinks Andres Iniesta is the best player in the world. He should know.   It was an odd choice for us to leave Spain where we'd spent the past two and [...]

One Night in Lisbon, In Which we Eat and Listen to Fado

The Fado was better when the young woman was singing. However, I was so entranced I forgot to take her picture. Probably the first thing you'll notice about Lisbon, if you've just come [...]

By |2015-01-07T11:03:54+00:00June 28, 2012|Categories: Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Portugal|Tags: , , , |4 Comments