About me

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!

PS If you like my photographs then I also keep another blog for photo challenges and random things, it is called The Life of B.  

44 comments on “About me

  1. Hi Becky, have never been to Portugal but it’s on the wishlist and your lovely photos provide further inspiration! Best wishes Rosemary (Le Chic En Rose)


  2. Awesome blog and wonderful photos. Congratulations. I have always said that blogs are best ones to get inside information about countries. I appreciate Your devoting to Portugal. This beautiful country offers its nature beauty and historic targets to be explored widely. Thank You. I have devoted only to one country in my posts, Finland.

    I have to be curious, have You learnt to speak Portuguese?


  3. Amazing snaps. Glad I made the trip over here. Following ya already. Look forward to your posts!


  4. Hi Becky
    I’ve just found your blog via I love Ohao on Facebook. We are on our third visit to Olhao since buying an apartment in October. We love it here – just need to find a way to work from home here instead of at the office in Leeds! Looking forward to exploring more of your blog, the other links and of course the area.

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    • Hi Sue, so pleased you have found it and congratulations on buying an apartment. We still haven’t, and this must be our 6th or 7th visit and it has been a long one this latest visit so far 4months and still going! Really hope you find a way of managing remote working, Leeds is lovely (lived there for three years) but Olhão has sunshine, sea and fewer people. Enjoy exploring.

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  5. 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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  7. lovely blog – welcome to the Algarve!

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  8. 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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    • 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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  9. I enjoyed looking at your lovely photos! Thank you for sharing!
    –Joan 🙂

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