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Piri-Piri, Pastel de Nata and Port…Perfectly Portugal

Oct 4th, 2013, 06:28 PM
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Sandy...glad this report could help in your trip planning

Lin...I hope your friend enjoys the restaurant! (and the rooftop bar!)
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Oct 4th, 2013, 06:51 PM
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LCI: I will read every word of this, as I start to prepare for Portugal in April 2014.
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Oct 4th, 2013, 07:29 PM
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Ted...I didn't realize you were going to Portugal. Have you been or will this be a new destination for you?
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Nov 11th, 2013, 06:42 PM
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Hi LCI,

Really enjoyed your TR of Portugal, a place on "our list". We're normally not tour people, as it seems you're not either. But your report suggests to us that a trip similar to yours might be a great way to explore Portugal.

Our travels this year have been to places such as Puerto Rico, the CA coast, and New England. We tend not to write reports for US travel. Your report reminds us that it's been too long since we've been to Europe. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences!
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Nov 11th, 2013, 08:15 PM
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tomarkot...

Thanks for reading! I really enjoyed Portugal a lot. Funny you topped this report, my mom and I were just talking about Portugal yesterday!
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Nov 12th, 2013, 08:52 AM
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Hello
If you are foodie you have to visit this site: http://eatdrinkwalk.com/lisbon/ and ask for Celia, she will take to very good places where you can try the best of Portugueses tastes. Drink and wine!
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Nov 13th, 2013, 12:48 PM
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LCI: Just saw your query.

This is a first time for us.

Look forward to discussing Portugal with you and your mother, when we get to Sav. on Dec 9.

Our first Sav. Christmas! We return north on March 10, then leave for Lisbon on April 8.
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Nov 13th, 2013, 07:21 PM
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Great report. Will be very helpful as we plan our spring trip there.
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Nov 14th, 2013, 12:42 PM
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Ted...

I'm sure you will enjoy SAV in December, much, much milder climate then Canada! ;-) We'll be leaving for Sicily at the end of Feb. and returning on March 10th, but that gives us lots of time to coordinate a GTG to chat about Portugal!

yestravel...

Thanks, glad the TR is providing you with some helpful hints.
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Nov 14th, 2013, 01:46 PM
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I can chat a little about Portugal too - although my one trip was in 2007!
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Nov 14th, 2013, 04:33 PM
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The Vintage House was very special when we were there. Is it still owned by Fonseca?? While there we experienced a very bad thunder storm and the power failed..Vintage House by candle light WOW!!! One of the memorable moments (among many) of Portugal!!!
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Nov 14th, 2013, 04:48 PM
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Thank you for this in depth report. My wife and I are planning our first trip to Portugal next March. Although our itinerary will include only a small part of yours, I've enjoyed getting a taste of Portugal through your writings.
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Nov 14th, 2013, 07:28 PM
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amer_can...I'm not sure about The Vintage House being owned by Fonseca, but it wouldn't surprise me. We were only there one night (wish it could have been 2!) and we arrived in the late afternoon and left mid-morning the next day and since it was booked on a tour, I didn't do much pre-trip research on the place except for reading a few trip advisor reviews.

springstein...thanks for reading, I hope you have a great time in Portugal!
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Jan 21st, 2014, 08:40 PM
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Heading to Lisbon on a work related trip, will need to make the most of only a few days and little free time while there....I look forward to this country!
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Jan 22nd, 2014, 07:14 AM
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Denise...

I loved Lisbon. I thought the tile musuem was an absolute gem! And you must go to the rooftop lounge at the Hotel Bario Alto for the great views! Highly recommend a meal at Cantinho do Avillez (a Katie Parla recommended spot!) ;-)
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Jan 22nd, 2014, 06:23 PM
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Thanks....we had a choice of a few things and we asked for the food tour....hope it is a good one.

I hope to know more soon about the schedule and any free time. Sadly, I will have a very short time there, so will not get the "full effect", i know.
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Jan 22nd, 2014, 07:45 PM
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If the food tour is with Inside Lisbon, I can say our experience with them was really good and covered a good bit of the central area and a lot of interesting Portuguese food history.

Even if you don't get to the tile museum, the city itself is full of beautiful tile work.
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Apr 20th, 2014, 05:15 PM
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Bookmarking! Love this
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