When people find out that I've visited Portugal six times in the past three years, they often wonder what is so enticing about this Western European country. So many people that I know who travel all over the world somehow have missed up on visiting Portugal. And, those who do make it to Portuguese shores, end up just spending a day or so in Lisbon, the capital.
Emily S. Gerson wanted to know what I love about Portugal and how I'd advise others to enjoy one of my favorite countries. Her interview with me appears on her blog Maiden Voyage. There are plenty of tips that can help you plan your itinerary along with hidden treasures galore. Whether you're an oenophile or a gastronome, someone who enjoys hiking in leafy forests or delights in a sense of history, you'll find it in Portugal.
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My husband and I were fortunate to spend a week in Portugal with a history teacher friend and his high school class, member of the Portuguese Section of the Lycee International in St. Germain, France. We loved Lisbon, and have been raving about Portugal ever since. I am going straight over to the interview now to check out tips for our next visit.
Hi Alexandra, I'm so glad you enjoyed Portugal, especially Lisbon. And I hope my travel tips provide useful ideas for your next trip. Enjoy.
I haven't been there in years but I absolutely love Portugal. I think it's a wonderful country. That photo captures a lot of its magic!
Hi Jennifer, I'm glad you share my love of Portugal. It's a country that definitely has a lot to offer to all kinds of travelers.
About ten years ago I spent three weeks traveling around Portugal, from Lisbon to Coimbra and Porto - and places in between. I never made it to the south. I loved my time traveling there, and got a chance to use the Portuguese I learned in college. It's definitely a destination on my must-return-to list!
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