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 the meantime here are some highlights and a few snaps from my iPhone:
Porto is simply stunning. I also love the uniformity of the terra cotta red roofs in Portugal whether it be in the big cities or small villages in the mountains.
On the Taste Porto food tour led by the passionate Andrés, lunch was served at a 3rd generation, family-run restaurant in a narrow alleyway. We eagerly tucked into this pork belly sandwich layered with sweet cured ham paired with a glass of vinho tinto.
After a wonderful visit to a sheep farm to learn about the production of cheese from the Serra da Estrella region we stopped off in a small village for coffee. I just couldn’t resist these locals’ faces!
The tiles (azulejo) are present everywhere in Potugal. Even the simplest storefront will have at least a small patch of tiles decorated on the wall.
We watched the sun set at Portugal’s highest point, almost 2000 meters in altitude, at Torre. I was completely mesmerized up there!
Today we’re going to enjoy the coast of Algarve and possibly be plied with cataplana made with fish from the local shores. Eating our way through Portugal has been a tough job but we’ve got a great team to do it.
I’m looking forward to introducing you to my fellow travelers but for now here’s a pic of the #PortugalFoodStories crew.
Note: the Portugal Food Stories trip is organized & sponsored by Aptece.