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Urban Animals: Finding the Flamingos

October 22, 2018

Like any good Lisbon story, this one starts in Cais do Sodré. But this one ends with flamingos.

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Abandoned Portugal: Hotel Monte Palace in the Açores

July 23, 2018

The hotel Monte Palace in the Açores shut its doors in 1986 and has since been looted and abandoned, with a 5-star view of the Lagoa das Sete Cidades and encroaching mounds of moss and hydrangea bushes on all sides. But this isn’t the end of the story.

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Driving through Portugal: See it All in 50 Stops (Part 2)

July 6, 2018

This route won’t necessarily show you everything, but it will surely guide you through way more than just the highlights. Start from the capital or jump in at any point in the loop: here’s an idea of what not to miss in each of these stops, but how long you stay or what you skip is up to you.

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Golegã’s National Horse Fair

July 4, 2018

We caught the Feira Nacional do Cavalo in Golego and were blown away not only by the horses, but by the riding culture atop them.

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Fábrica da Pólvora: The Explosive New Art Scene in Oeiras

June 11, 2018

Who would have thought that eight stops from Lisbon’s Rossio station in Barcarena, there’s a city of artist studios that laughs in the face of the co-working space concept, a green space, a killer buffet-style restaurant, an outdoor amphitheater, and an archeological museum all in the same complex?

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Uncover Arrábida’s Royal Secret at Palácio da Comenda

March 22, 2018

Abandoned to degradation and graffiti, Palácio da Comenda was once known as one of the most regal palaces on the European coast, having hosted Portuguese royalty, French aristocracy, and the First Family of the U.S.

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Driving through Portugal: See it All in 50 Stops (Part 1)

February 9, 2018

This route won’t necessarily show you everything, but it will surely guide you through way more than just the highlights. Start from the capital or jump in at any point in the loop: here’s an idea of what not to miss in each of these stops, but how long you stay or what you skip is up to you.

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