Portugal

Hiking and Biking in the Algarve

15/03/2018 by .

You’re not going to find mountains in this part of Portugal, the most you’ll get are gentle hills, but these are sufficient to give you a cycling work out.

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Guide to Madeira

04/05/2016 by .

Often cited as a destination for Saga louts, or a welcome port in many a cruise ship’s storm, Madeira has come in for some unfair criticism over the years for, it is claimed, favouring the more mature rather than the 18-30 brigade and families. Here is my personal guide to Madeira, a very special drop in the ocean.

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Madeira Reinvented

06/04/2016 by .

Half way through a half day catamaran cruise and I’m having a silent moment. It’s not every day you get to see Atlantic dolphins in the wild, and right now, I’m not just seeing them, I’m surrounded by them. This is a somewhat different Madeira experience to one I was expecting, and if this is Madeira Reinvented then give me much more of the same please.

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Quinta do Lago

20/05/2015 by .

The lunchtime rush at Gigi’s was in full swing with the usual mix of excited first timers and returning old friends, but all of them sharing a common aim, to enjoy the fresh fish at this legendary Quinta do Lago beach restaurant.

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Best things to do in Faro

10/12/2014 by .

For most of us Faro is just the entry point for our Algarve holiday. We arrive at the airport, get the hire car, turn left and go down the coast. But Faro has plenty of interesting sights, and in this guide we reveal the best things to do in Faro so why not turn right this time and give it a well deserved visit..

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Lisbon Shopping. Ten most unusual stores

24/09/2014 by .

Lisbon shopping has always been a varied experience. Everything from Pastel to high fashion. Autumn is a perfect time to take a Lisbon shopping city break  – the weather is mild, flights are affordable from the UK, and there is no shortage of hotels to suit all pockets. From cosmopolitan large shopping malls to the country’s oldest music store, there is quality and quirkiness guaranteed with some Lisbon shopping. Here are our top ten most unusual stores to seek out.

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Music festivals in Lisbon

02/07/2014 by .

Portugal’s capital is no stranger to music with its traditional Fado always a popular draw. However the city has plenty of alternative  forms of musical expression and this summer visitors can head to a host of music events which cater to all tastes. Listed below is the TripReporter guide to some of this summer’s top music festivals in Lisbon:

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A cycling holiday in Portugal

17/04/2014 by .

To all intents and purposes it is a small lonely fort atop a bluff on the Portuguese Atlantic coast. However, just two months previously it was a front row seat at one of the most extraordinary events Mother Nature can throw at us. Not bad for a cycling holiday in Portugal then.

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Enjoy the high life in Madeira

12/09/2013This entry was posted in Europe and Middle East, Madeira, Portugal and tagged on by .

Well this was a first. I was about to be pushed down a very steep hill in the middle of Madeira’s capital Funchal on a sled by two men decked out in white and wearing straw boaters.

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Best golf courses with spas

29/08/2013This entry was posted in California, Dubai, England, Europe and Middle East, Fife, Hotel Reviews, Lisbon, London, Phuket, Portugal, Scotland, Thailand, UAE, United Kingdom, USA and tagged on by .

The world’s best golf courses offer an unrivaled  playing experience; lush rolling fairways, glass quick sculpted greens and total respect.

Does it get any better? It does if you can enjoy a relaxing luxury spa after your round.

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