About me

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Discovering Portugal – My husband and I first discovered the wonderful Portuguese approach to food and life in 2004 on Madeira. After many Madeirian holidays, we decided in 2013 it was about time we discovered mainland Portugal.

Our base – Our Portuguese sojourns tend to be in the winter, and so our base is in the south – Olhão in the Algarve. Olhão is a great location from which to explore the rest of the Algarve and southern Alentejo, and going further afield is not difficult as there is a railway station in the town and the airport is a 20minute drive away. So far we’ve explored Aveiro, Lisboa and Porto.

Our interests – We love hiking and are also keen birders so you’ll notice many of my posts are focused on Portugal’s natural beauty. We also love Portuguese food, and enjoy discovering its art, architecture and history so my posts as you can see via the ‘menu’ on the right cover a little bit of everything. Go on explore!

Finding Out More – For more information on places to stay, public transport and great blogs visit my useful links page. If you have any questions or just want to say hello simply fill out the form below, and if you are wondering how to pronounce Olhão check out this!


  1. I maintain this blog because I love sharing our Portuguese adventures with my fellow travellers, bloggers and visitors to Portugal. I also have to do something with all the photographs I take!  As much as I love writing and photography though I do not write original articles or share my photographs for money making websites for free. So please do not contact me for original writing or use my photographs unless you are prepared to pay for my research, time and creativity. Many thanks.
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PS I also keep another blog for photo challenges and random things, it is called The Life of B.  

44 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi Becky, my Christmas present is to have wifi all the way to our Finca, finally we took the plunge so it has been good to brows your blog at leisure and some wonderful links too. Happy Christmas and happy blogging for 2016.

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  2. Hello Becky, How fascinating to have discovered you! Before Jo and her Monday Walks I had no idea – and no interest to be honest – that Portugal coast is such a lovely place to discover! Now I have two of you! This Algarve syndrome is becoming contagious 🙂

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    1. Hi . . great to meet you and so pleased that you are finding the Algarve catching! I’m hoping to explore more of the coast this winter, Jo is inspiring me to go further afield 🙂 Maybe one day you might join us.

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