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Parc Guell in Barcelona

One-week Spain and Portugal by train itinerary

From paella to port, churros to custard tarts – eat and drink your way through two countries as you travel across Spain and Portugal by train. This one-week rail trip takes you from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, starting…

Getting lost in Porto’s old town
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Exploring the Ribeira: Getting lost in Porto old town

Porto is Portugal’s second-largest city, a modern metropolis home to 210,000 people, but the city’s heart still lies in its medieval old city – Porto Ribeira. This historic district begins along the banks of the River Douro and spreads…

The Gallery Hostel, Porto

Gallery Hostel in Porto, reviewed

Being as my trip to Porto was to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of my round-the-world trip, it was only right that I would be back staying in a hostel for the first time in almost as many years.…

Port tasting samples in Porto, Portugal
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Just a drop: A port wine tasting in Porto

It’s in both the name of the country and the city – there’s no escaping port on a trip to Porto. I’m a huge wine lover and have tasted my way around wine regions across the world, but for…