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Tim Burton and his Marionetas

March 5, 2020

The art of stop motion film dates way back to the mid-1800s. Its history is rich and complicated, sprinkled not just with puppets but also with trippy, hard-to-pronounce stuff like phénakisticopes, stroboscopic discs, zoetropes, and photographic rifles. The first full stop motion film  was The Humpty Dumpty Circus, made in 1898 by American-British silent film […]

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VIRTUAL GALLERY VISIT: Some of Silva Porto’s 500 Drawings

March 3, 2020

The world-renowned great naturalist painter Banksy allegedly once said: “All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared to learn to draw?” 19th-century Portuguese naturalist painter Silva Porto didn’t suffer for his work too much. He is a big name in Portuguese art. He studied in Paris for a […]

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The Hardest Part of Walking the Camino Portugués Alone

January 14, 2020

There was always a harder day, a worse moment to come, all the way up until my last full day of walking… which I suppose you could call the hardest part if I have to pick one.

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Pilgrimage for One, Please: What it’s Like to Walk the Camino Alone

December 16, 2019

Let’s be honest: the walk itself is the heart of the experience. While many people pass the time by linking up with others and talking as they go, I decided early on to be an anti-social pilgrim.

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Why You Should Visit Baleal and Ferrel: Two Small Towns That Are Making Big Waves

September 5, 2019

When people ask me about Portugal, they always want to know if I prefer Lisbon or Porto. My answer? Neither. I love both cities, but I’d rather spend my time in between them. Right in the middle of Portugal’s Atlantic coast, on the very edge of continental Europe, lie some of my favorite places in […]

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What to See, Do, and Eat in Ericeira: The Prettiest Town on Portugal’s Central Coast

August 20, 2019

A lot of people ask about the best places to visit in Portugal, and of course, it depends on what you want out of your trip. But there’s one town that I never fail to mention. Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach, enjoy incredible views, or surf some of the world’s best waves, […]

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Making the Most of MEO SudoEstse

July 30, 2019

August has arrived and so has MEO Sudoeste, the much-anticipated week-long music festival held in Odemira, not far from the southern edge of Portugal (but still out of the way of the Algarve tourist rush). The festival provides music-lovers with the opportunity to camp out as part of the experience, and you can choose from […]

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