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We drove through the vast and varying landscapes of Alentejo, the south-central region of Portugal, to reach Convento do Espinheiro, our hotel for the evening.  Originally a convent built by monks in the 15th century & frequently visited by Portuguese monarchs in its heyday, the Convento do Espinheiro was later renovated into a luxury hotel that caters to […]

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Bom dia from the Algarve! It has only been a week since I’ve been formally introduced to Portugal and it’s already shaping up to be an unforgettable trip.   I plan on reporting tales from the #PortugalFoodStories trip with plenty of travel & food photos from the Canon upon my return to London next week.  In […]

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Samuel Johnson has said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”  This is more or less how I feel about Italy. My 30th birthday was spent on a hike through Cinque Terre, with splendid views of the Italian Riviera, to work up the nerve to tell my friends and family I’ll be moving […]

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