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Greek Island Discoveries

March 11, 2018 TravelAtWill 2

Greek Island Discoveries For many people, Greece brings to mind the great ruins that are spread out through the city of Athens. When you talk about Greek Islands, the vibrant blues of Santorini and Mykonos are on wish lists. But there are many other Greek island discoveries that will keep […]

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Stay In The Walled City of Obidos

October 22, 2017 TravelAtWill 2

Travelling to Obidos After our weekend in Coimbra, we headed to our next stay on our 4 weeks in Portugal in the walled city of Obidos. We took a small detour along the way to the small beach town of Nazaré. It was a quaint beach town. We found the […]

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It Was Worth The Wait For Ginja In Obidos

October 19, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Ginja The Cherry Liqueur Ginja (or “Ginginha”) is a famous Portuguese cherry liqueur. Sour cherries are added to brandy to soak. Sugar is added and sometimes other things for additional flavour (e.g. cinnamon, cloves). While the recipe is pretty simple, the taste varied quite a bit based on individual secret […]

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Walk On Castle Walls in Obidos

October 15, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

The Walls Surround the Town of Obidos We could see the walls of the city from afar as we drove up to Obidos. When we got inside the walls, we saw the steps that go up to the wall. There was a map that showed the points where you could […]

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Enjoy the Beach Town Of Nazaré

October 11, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Leaving Coimbra We enjoyed our weekend in Coimbra. It was time to move to our next stop to stay in the walled city of Obidos.  But not before a stop at the beach town of Nazaré! But not all aspects of travelling in Portugal for 4 weeks was fun and […]

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5 Tips For Visiting London

October 8, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

5 Tips For Visiting London For a long time, I had no interest in visiting London. I had a pre-conceived idea that it was grey and rainy all the time. But like we found when we spent some time in Vancouver, the weather doesn’t really stop you from enjoying these […]

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A Short Stop In Coimbra

October 4, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Travelling to Coimbra We had enjoyed a few days in the Douro River Valley. This was our country escape. On our way back to Lisbon, we had two stops planned. The first was a short stop in Coimbra. We then visited Obidos. It was a grey transit day to Coimbra. […]

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A Miniature View of Portugal in Coimbra

October 1, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

A Miniature View of Portugal in Coimbra We visited Coimbra for a few days on our drive from staying in the Douro River Valley back to Lisbon. One of the Coimbra points of interest recommended to us was a visit to Portugal Dos Pequenitos. We must have lost something in […]

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Things To Do When Staying In Douro Wine Country

September 27, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Staying In The Countryside A stay in Porto gave us a great view of this smaller city in the north of Portugal. When we headed into the Douro River Valley area, we decided to take a break from the city by staying in Douro wine country. Driving on the small […]

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Visit the Mateus Palace (Casa de Mateus)

September 24, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Visit the Mateus Palace We stayed in the Douro River Valley with a great view overlooking the grape terraces. One day we headed back out on the twisty road hugging the hills. We planned to explore the areas around Sobrosa and Vila Real. There was one stop we had to […]

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Driving Along the Douro River Valley

September 20, 2017 TravelAtWill 16

Leaving Porto We had a busy 3 days in Porto. It was great to see the beautiful city. We did a small riverboat tour on the Douro River in Porto to see the 6 bridges. It was now time to head up the Douro River into the valley and see […]

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8 Things To Do In Porto

September 17, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

So Many Ways To Explore Porto Our 4 weeks in Portugal started with a stay in Lisbon. Then we explored the Algarve area and flew out to the Azores Islands. We landed next in Porto for 3 days. The historic centre of Porto was designated as a World Heritage site […]