This is a personal travel blog, where I share our memories and photographs of our Portuguese adventures. Originally aimed at my fellow travellers and bloggers, I now also hope that visitors in or planning a trip to Portugal find my articles inspiring.

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 and our journey began in 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. By the way if you are wondering how to pronounce Olhão check out this!

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 though love Portuguese food, and enjoy discovering its art, architecture, history and amazing festivals so you’ll find posts on all of this too!

Mime at the carnival

Finding Out More – For more information on places to stay in Portugal, public transport and other great blogs visit my useful links page. If you love my photography then you may also like my personal blog The Life of B.  If you have any questions or just want to say hello I’d be delighted to hear from you via the form below. Before you contact me please read this;

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  1. 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?

    1. Thank you so so much. Unfortunately I can’t say I have learnt Portuguese. I have a few basic words but that is about it. I really must learn it!

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 🙂

    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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