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Spring adventure: trail running on Madeira

Spring adventure: trail running on Madeira Madeira may have a sedate reputation but the wild, rugged landscape is the perfect place for hiking and trail-running in the spring sunshine Having found a bench in the hot spring sunshine, I was unwrapping my bolo de caco – an excellent toasted sweet potato sandwich, slathered in garlic butter – when “Michael Jackson” walked past. He was dressed Thriller era, and accompanied by a few pirates and a brass band in orange Afros. The band struck up. Michael strutted. The bystanders on Funchal’s lively Avenida Arriaga cheered. That evening, the fancy dress and frivolity were fully unleashed. It was Madeira Carnival’s main parade – one of the Portuguese island’s biggest celebrations (10…

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Five of Europe’s best wildernesses for spotting big beasts

Five of Europe’s best wildernesses for spotting big beasts Even on our crowded continent there are remote regions where you can still spot bears, bison, lynx, wolves and more Kainuu forest Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Rhiannon Batten Tweet

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The best of Lisbon’s new restaurants

The best of Lisbon’s new restaurants The Portuguese capital’s food scene is one of the most exciting in Europe right now, offering a mix of innovative and traditional cuisine at restaurants overseen by acclaimed chefs Acclaimed 26-year-old chef António Galapito returned from London (where he worked with Nuno Mendes) to open Prado in November 2017. An abandoned fish factory was converted into this stylish, high-ceilinged restaurant, with Roman ruins on display – discovered the during renovation. Prado means meadow and Galapito’s mission is to celebrate local, seasonal produce, with small plates accompanied by organic and biodynamic wines. The menu offers a modern take on the traditional: dishes such as cockles, spinach, coriander and fried bread (€5.50) and Iberico pork…

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A local’s guide to Lisbon: 10 top tips

A local’s guide to Lisbon: 10 top tips The Serbian-born writer picks the best places in his ‘beautiful, luminous’ adopted city for eating, shopping, walking or just hanging out and soaking up the views Before I moved to Lisbon, almost a quarter of a century ago, someone told me: “From afar, it looks like a queen. But from closer you see that the old empress’s make-up is smudged and flaking, and that the ornaments fluttering in the wind are not lace, but someone’s laundry drying at the windows. But she’s still is a real beauty.” I fell in love with Lisbon from the off. The city has since been seriously spruced up and redeveloped, but it hasn’t lost its…

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Younger at heart: Madeira’s makeover

Younger at heart: Madeira’s makeover Madeira is known for its year-round warmth and relaxing vibe. But visitors are now going there in search of thrills ‘Time to off-road,” says Pedro, our jeep driver and guide for the day. It’s the most enthusiastic he’s been all morning; his 4×4 Land Rover is built for it after all, and he isn’t remotely worried that we’re stuck in mud with our back wheels hanging over the edge of the track. “Are we going to fall down the mountain?” asks my seven-year-old, her knuckles white. “We’ll be fine,” I tell her, as Pedro accelerates over a fallen log and hurtles up a steep hill in search of another panoramic view. We’re about 1,500m…

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25 of the best beaches in southern Europe

25 of the best beaches in southern Europe As the country recovers from Storm Emma and the Siberian ‘beast’, we’re dreaming of warmer days – picking the best beaches in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece and Croatia, with a places to stay and eat in each by Celia Pedroso Continue reading… https://www.theguardian.com/uk/travel/rssTravel | The GuardianLatest travel news and reviews on UK and world holidays, travel guides to global destinations, city breaks, hotels and restaurant information from the Guardian, the world’s leading liberal voicehttps://assets.guim.co.uk/images/guardian-logo-rss.c45beb1bafa34b347ac333af2e6fe23f.pngTravel887Guardian Staff -geoquono- Tweet

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A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal On the steep banks of the Douro, Portugal’s northern jewel gleams with culture, buzzing restaurants, bars and artisan shops, plus cool places to visit and stay Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists march by. They are sheltered under umbrellas, heads down, following their guide in an orderly step to the next tourist honeypot. For a whistlestop visit to Portugal’s delightful second city, a guided tour is probably a good idea. Porto’s tourist route is now well-worn, but wonderful nonetheless. Continue reading… https://www.theguardian.com/uk/travel/rssTravel | The GuardianLatest travel news and reviews on UK and world holidays, travel guides…

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Kind of blue: Porto’s azulejo facades – in pictures

Kind of blue: Porto’s azulejo facades – in pictures In our weekly look at travel through three Instagram shots, Sam Jemai gets fired up by Porto’s famous blue tiles Continue reading… In our weekly look at travel through three Instagram shots, Sam Jemai gets fired up by Porto’s famous blue tiles Continue reading… https://www.theguardian.com/uk/travel/rssTravel | The Guardian Latest travel news and reviews on UK and world holidays, travel guides to global destinations, city breaks, hotels and restaurant information from the Guardian, the world’s leading liberal voice https://assets.guim.co.uk/images/guardian-logo-rss.c45beb1bafa34b347ac333af2e6fe23f.pngTravel887 Tweet

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Prints and prison cells: the Portuguese Centre for Photography, Porto

Prints and prison cells: the Portuguese Centre for Photography, Porto A former jail houses artefacts from the dawn of photography, and provides a window onto the life of one of Portugal’s most prolific novelist, who was locked up there for adultery Most prisons are hidden away from a city’s law-abiding citizens. Not so Porto’s 18th-century Cadeia de Relação, now the Portuguese Centre for Photography. Its solid, rectangular bulk looms above the city’s old town, a stone’s throw from the landmark Torre de Clérigos. After hosting the felonious and unfortunate for more than two centuries, the granite-walled jail closed its doors in 1974 on Portugal’s return to democracy. In 2000, the labyrinthine building reopened to the public as a photography…

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Portugal’s top 10 hidden beaches

Portugal’s top 10 hidden beaches Catch some late summer sun on Portugal’s stunning coast. The author of the new Wild Guide to the country, picks 10 beaches for adventure and solitude Continue reading… Catch some late summer sun on Portugal’s stunning coast. The author of the new Wild Guide to the country, picks 10 beaches for adventure and solitude Continue reading… https://www.theguardian.com/uk/travel/rssTravel | The Guardian Latest travel news and reviews on UK and world holidays, travel guides to global destinations, city breaks, hotels and restaurant information from the Guardian, the world’s leading liberal voice https://assets.guim.co.uk/images/guardian-logo-rss.c45beb1bafa34b347ac333af2e6fe23f.pngTravel887 Powered by WPeMatico Tweet

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