Getting to Know Portugal

Portugal is country that I know fairly well from years past. My parents lived there for 15 years and they made lots of friends. I brought several groups to visit over those years and of course, mom wanted me to meet all her friends. One friend, Luisa, told mom that I might like to know about this tour guide. Mom told me and I reached out to Jorge Silva and we have stayed in touch and worked together for years. Jorge owns Tours by Jorgeand is with me today. We will revisit places I have been to and we will explore places that I still long to see.

Show Notes:

  • Overview of Portugal: geography and history
  • Freedom Travel designs on 3 key elements: destinations, accommodations and special interests. Jorge gives examples of how those elements weave into all regions of the country.
  • Discussion of the culinary specialties of Portugal
  • The regions of Portugal are described:
  • The north with Porto and Duoro River
  • Green wine
  • Guimaraes Castle
  • Port wine cellars
  • Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo
  • Braga
  • Dukes Palace
  • The center with Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra
  • Fado music
  • Monserrate Palace
  • Westernmost point of Europe
  • Nazare fishing village
  • Obidos
  • Evora and the Temple of Diana
  • The south and the Algarve region
  • Praias/beaches
  • Golf
  • Cataplana

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