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A night’s stay in a 12th century manor on the hills overlooking Ponte de Lima was a great introduction to Portugal and its history.  I’ve mentioned Paço de Calheiros in this previous post about the small producers of Portugal.  On Count Calheiros’ property, he produces vinho verde wine, marmalade and olive oil; he also opens up his home […]

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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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Whenever I have State-side guests visiting I love to take them out of London for a day trip.  A few weekends ago, Carolina & I spent an afternoon in Cambridge to admire the architecture, punt and try traditional English fare with a full English breakfast and afternoon tea.  

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