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Like a Local | Around Lisbon, Portugal

Diana is the travel blogger behind Contramapa, targeted at Portuguese and Brazilian independent women travellers. She’s a bookworm, passionate about writing and travelling. She decided to collect her stories in a blog, exploring Portugal and other locations around the world, such as USA and Japan. 8 MUST-SEE LOCATIONS AROUND LISBON Diana lives in Lisbon, the […]

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Know Before You Go | Portugal

Choose Shoes Wisely I know it looks like common sense, but when you are visiting a hilly city like Lisbon this needs to be highlighted! There’s no doubt that the most popular way to explore Portugal most popular spots is on foots, but considering packing a good pair of sneakers or sturdy comfortable sandals. Just […]

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Casa do Penedo: A Stone Age House in Portugal

What looks like left-over boulders from the Stone Age is actually a house on a remote hillside in Northern Portugal. Casa do Penedo or the ‘House of Stone’, is a particularly odd house stands proudly at the top totally blending  into the surrounding area. If it weren’t  for  the doors, windows and roof, one could never have […]

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Livraria Lello – 110 Years of History

 Porto isn’t short of independent retailers, making it a joy for shoppers. There are lots of emporiums, markets and boutiques where you can pick up anything from handmade souvenirs and classic tomes to local cheeses and vintage ports. Livraria Lello is probably the most famous shop in Porto. The debate over the most beautiful bookstore continues, […]

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Why You Should Sail in Portugal During Winter

For many European sailors, the word “winter” announces the time to get the yacht out of the water and do some repairs ashore. With temperatures dropping, days becoming shorter and low pressure systems crossing frequently these latitudes, the sailing season comes to its end forcing the enthusiastic cruising sailor to remain for a couple of […]

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Fairytale Story in Sintra – Portugal

The small village perched high up in the verdant green Sintra Hills has a magical quality to it. Crowning the village high up on the mountain, the ruins from a Medieval Moorish castle and a brightly coloured fairytale castle which sparks anyones imagination. Sintra is a town of mysterious forests and romantic palaces, a place […]

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