Estrada Nacional 2 or N2 was created by the National Road Plan of 1945 with the objective of connecting Chaves to Faro. Much of N2 resulted from the renumbering of existing roads, but some sections were built in the following decades. With a length of 738 km, the N2 was then the longest state road,… Continue reading Estrada Nacional N2 – The Portuguese Route 66
Writing a hotel review has become a worthy habit that most travelers have acquired and is fundamental to help other potential travelers to consciously decide on the choice at the time of booking. On the other hand, the hotels use the information collected in the reviews for a better perception of the opinions of their… Continue reading How to write an effective hotel review?
If you have traveled in European capitals and not only, you have probably noticed that some gates, bridges, fences or walls are covered with padlocks - the padlocks of love. This is a tradition that is becoming increasingly popular where lovers sometimes inscribe their initials on the padlock and after set release their keys away… Continue reading The Padlocks of Love
Magician and illusionist shows have always enchanted generations all over the world and provoked the fascination and curiosity of even the most incredulous. Because today is the International Magician Day, we remember some of the Greatest Magicians and Illusionists ever. Dante The Magician (1883 – 1955) State Library of Victoria Collections Harry August Jansen (October 3,… Continue reading International Magicians’ Day
The Carnival is a festival celebrated on Western Christianity that takes place before Lent. It is celebrated in February or early March and involves parties and other forms of collective expression, where costumes and masks are used allowing the loss of the individual and expression of a high sense of social unity. Carnival Celebration Brazilian… Continue reading Have Lots of Fun in the Carnival!
Madeira Island is located in the middle of the Atlantic and is the one of the most beautiful Portuguese destinations. With the springtime temperature all year round the Island offers a wide variety of activities that cater all tourist needs. From natural beauty sightseeing, the gastronomy, the lush gardens and popular cafes & restaurants, Madeira… Continue reading 10 Things to do in Madeira Island, the Portuguese Pearl of the Atlantic
Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759 and is considered the national poet of Scotland. A true passionate to Scotland and the culture of the country where he basically wrote his work in the dialect of the area where he was born in Ayrshire – the Scots Language. Burns Night or Burns Supper Burns… Continue reading Robert Burns
Visiting Cuba is always an intense experience. The magic hangs in the air in a mixture of colors, sounds of Cuban music and the energy marked in the smiles of the people! The same happens with its gastronomy, savoring the best of Cuban food, made by someone who knows what they are doing, is an… Continue reading Indulge in the Best Cuban Gastronomy
The Venice Carnival arises from the tradition of the sixteenth century, where the nobility disguised themselves to go out and mingle with the common people. Since then the masks are the most important element of this carnival. The costumes that are used are characteristic of the eighteenth century, black silk clothing, three-point hat and the… Continue reading The Glamour of Venice Carnival
The holiday season! That time of year when we forget all the exercise, diets, calories, and bikini at beach vacation time ... This is the time of year we cannot live without the Christmas desserts. Last year we posted some sweet suggestions (See Post) but there are so many options that we decided to give… Continue reading Christmas Desserts Around the World!