The Miracle of the Roses

O milagre das rosas

The legend of the Miracle of Roses is one of the best known in Portuguese Popular Culture, and it is undoubtedly one of my favorites. After our last visit to Sabugal, where this miracle supposedly occurred, we decided to investigate a little more about this legend and “discovered” a curiosity, to say the least … … Read more

PR14 Arouca Geopark – Drave

Como fazer o trilho PR14 para Drave

PR14 Arouca Geopark is our kind of trail, mountainous but not too long, with pleasant views and an absolutely wonderful final destination – Drave, the Magic Village. Drave is a village that, despite having been completely abandoned, is still quite well maintained. The last permanent inhabitant left in 2000. It has many ruins, but also … Read more

15 Traditional Portuguese Christmas Desserts

Melhores doces de Natal Portugueses

Christmas is about family and the food that unites us around the table. It is about planning and excitement of doing all the Christmas desserts that will delight our loved ones. Portugal has plenty of desserts, and by now, you must already know that Portuguese love sweet desserts and Christmas isn’t an exception. Most Portuguese … Read more

The legend of the Portuguese rooster

Portuguese rooster

The Portuguese Rooster (it’s actually Barcelos rooster) is one of the most popular Portuguese symbols. There are no Portuguese who don’t know it, and even many foreigners already heard about it … if it’s not for anything else, for its curious and colorful design. But, how did a rooster become one of the country’s greatest … Read more

The traditional Arte Xavega in Portugal

Arte Xávega

Arte Xávega is a traditional form of fishing that involves encircling and dragging the fish with a net. This fishing style is also simply called “Arte” (which translates to art) by fishermen from central Portugal while in the south it’s called Xávega. What is Arte Xávega? The Arte Xávega fishing technique involves launching a net … Read more