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On the Waterfront

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Miguel Amado, curator of the Pavilion of Portugal at the 55th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale speaks to Installation about the work...
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Joana Vasconcelos and her team have transformed an old Lisbon ferry into a floating work of art. The sides of the boat are azulejos (painted tiles) showing the city of Lisbon. The interior has been taken over by a blue and white Valkyrie.

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Joana Vasconcelos and her team have transformed an old Lisbon ferry into a floating work of art. The sides of the boat are azulejos (painted tiles) showing the city of Lisbon. The interior has been taken over by a blue and white Valkyrie.

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The other side of the Algarve

The other side of the Algarve | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
Explore Portugal's southernmost region beyond the cruise ships and package deals, to discover Moorish architecture, old-fashioned farms, lively religious festivals and local markets.
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If you'r ebored of the beach, try exploring some of the Algarve's more traditional towns and villages.

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Lisbon Day Trip – Biking Along the Atlantic

Lisbon Day Trip – Biking Along the Atlantic | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
An inexpensive and active day trip from Lisbon.
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Insider tips for cycling the coastline near Cascais as a day trip from Lisbon. I'm not sure if the bikes will be free for much longer but it should still be a fun, cheap day out.

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What to Expect from Lisbon's Five Liveliest Neighborhoods

What to Expect from Lisbon's Five Liveliest Neighborhoods | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
What to Expect from Lisbon's Five Liveliest Neighborhoods || Jaunted
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Sounds like a good summary of each area. Find out where to walk, shop, sit, party and people wacth in Lisbon.

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A romantic step back in time – Coimbra, Portugal |

A romantic step back in time – Coimbra, Portugal | | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
If I have learned anything from my travels, it’s that visiting some of the less-frequented tourist destinations often provides the most interesting getaway. T
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Coimbra has a lot to offer and is well worth a day or two of anyone's itinerary, if not more.

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An Unforgettable Weekend, What to do in Lisbon?

An Unforgettable Weekend, What to do in Lisbon? | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
For those of you who don't know, it is still Summer in Lisbon! Well, not exactly 35ºC but, a fair 25ºC in mid november thursday afternoon can be called Summer.
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A local's guide to spending the day in Lisbon soaking up its sights and culture.

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Lisbon Wins Amadeus and WTM Travel Experience Awards

Lisbon Wins  Amadeus and WTM Travel Experience Awards | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
Portugal Lisbon winner of budget city breaks award
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Portugal's Absolute Musts

Portugal's Absolute Musts | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
Most Beautiful Nature Spot Whilst it would be obvious to choose of the many beaches that are so popular with families and two week holidaymakers, for us rock always trumps sand and we feel that Ser...
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Portugal's higlights from a hitch-hiker's perspective

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Our top 10 beaches of the Algarve

Our top 10 beaches of the Algarve | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
The Algarve is known for its stunning coastline and beautiful beaches - and we have enjoyed exploring so many of them over the years. We also enjoy sneaking our way up onto the West Coast around Al...
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I would trust any of these insider recommendations for beaches in the Algarve.

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En partance pour découvrir les plus belles plages du Portugal ...

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Zapping, the best way of paying for public transport in Lisbon

Zapping, the best way of paying for public transport in Lisbon | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
Zapping is the easiest and most economical way of paying for occasional inter-modal public transport in Lisbon. Buy a card, load it with credit and swipe.
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If you've ever been confused about the range of payment options and cards for using Lisbon's public transport, this should help clarify what you need.

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Sunshine and charm in Portugal

Sunshine and charm in Portugal | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
Noel Baker recalls a tranquil few days in Sagres on the southernmost tip of Portugal, with a spin in a Porsche thrown in for good measure.
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Escape from the package holiday crowd by going west in the Algarve. Here's an insight into what you'll find in Martinhal, near Sagres.

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Sintra, Portugal: a cultural city guide - Telegraph

Sintra, Portugal: a cultural city guide - Telegraph | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
Sara Evans offers a cultural guide to the Portuguese town of Sintra, with its fairytale landscape of mist-soaked forests, turreted palaces and castle ruins
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The lowdown on Sintra's top palaces plus some handy travel tips.

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Always Order Dessert: Travel Diaries: Óbidos, Portugal -- Food Blog and Recipes

Always Order Dessert: Travel Diaries: Óbidos, Portugal -- Food Blog and Recipes | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
A food blog by Alejandra Ramos featuring original recipes, entertaining ideas, DIY tutorials, and ideas for inspired living.
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Some of the delights of shopping, and eating, in Óbidos. I love the bookshop idea!

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LISBON Magazine » THE 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL CASTLES IN PORTUGAL

LISBON Magazine » THE 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL CASTLES IN PORTUGAL | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
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It's hard to choose a favourite from this fine selection of Portuguese castles. Of the ones I've visited so far, I'm torn between Silves, St George's castle in Lisbon and Marvão.

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Wish list for travelling in Portugal in 2014

Wish list for travelling in Portugal in 2014 | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
I’m still writing up some of my trips around Portugal from 2013 but the new year means it’s time to start planning where to go...
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The places and events I'm planning to get to in Portugal this year.

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The Urbanist’s Lisbon: What to Do

The Urbanist’s Lisbon: What to Do | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
The best shops, street art, and more.
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Great tips for experiencing the creative, commercial and cosmopolitan sides of Lisbon.

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Lisbon riverfront bike-sharing scheme to be inaugurated by April - The Portugal News

Lisbon riverfront bike-sharing scheme to be inaugurated by April - The Portugal News | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
Lisbon’s riverfront is from next spring to feature a shared-bike scheme to be run by a private
company whose activities are to cover the full stretch from the former Expo site in eastern Lisbon to Guincho beach west of the town of Cascais.
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Hopefully, this new rent-a-bike scheme will be in place before the Easter holidays. A perfect tim eof year for cycling between Lisbon and the beaches between the city and Cascais.

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Cascais: escape to the beach

Cascais: escape to the beach | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
It takes a 40-minute train ride to get from Lisbon to Cascais, a Portuguese beach town. We found a quiet little beach where we spent most of the afternoon.
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Hiking in the village of Penha Garcia

Hiking in the village of Penha Garcia | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
Not far from Monsanto (which I've mentioned before) you can find the village of Penha Garcia. Today I'll be telling you about my experience with a specific hiking trail in the area. After some look...
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Sounds like a lovely country walk with amazing cliffs and scenery.

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Hitch-hiking in Portugal: advantages and disadvantages

Hitch-hiking in Portugal: advantages and disadvantages | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
Advantages Let us be frank from the beginning, hitch-hiking in Portugal isn't easy, but looking beyond the hours you will spend staring down an empty roads or alternatively watching hundreds of pot...
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If you're considering hitch-hiking in Portugal, read this first!

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10 Things to Do in Lisbon Before the End of 2013

10 Things to Do in Lisbon Before the End of 2013 | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
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Some great exhibitions and events on in Lisbon over the next couple of months!

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Madeira, Portugal: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice - Telegraph

Madeira, Portugal: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice - Telegraph | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
Readers offer their advice on trips to the Portugese island of Madeira.
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Casa da Ínsua, more than just a 5-star manor house hotel - Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

Casa da Ínsua, more than just a 5-star manor house hotel - Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
I explore the fascinating gardens and historical stately home turned 5-star hotel of Casa da Ínsua near Viseu in central Portugal.
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This magnificent country estate is worth a visit, whether you spend an hour or so touring the house and gardens or a few days relaxing or learning how to make local produce.

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Madeira: walking on the wild side - Telegraph

Madeira: walking on the wild side - Telegraph | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
This tiny Atlantic island is perfect for a father-and-daughter adventure, says John Gimlette.
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I so want to go to Madeira... If you get there before me, this article might help, especially if you're wondering about taking kids. 

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Always Order Dessert: Travel Diaries: Sao Martinho do Porto, Portugal -- Food Blog and Recipes

Always Order Dessert: Travel Diaries: Sao Martinho do Porto, Portugal -- Food Blog and Recipes | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
Photos and stories about traveling in Sao Martinho do Porto, Portugal
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The beach at São Martinho do Porto is in a bay, which is great for sissies like me who are wary of waves. The water here is calmer and marginally warmer than many of the beaches along the Silver Coast. It's still a bit on the chilly side for me, even in high summer, but I am a wimp when it comes to cold water.

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British Airways launches new flights to Portugal and Greece from Heathrow

British Airways launches new flights to Portugal and Greece from Heathrow | Travel in Portugal | Scoop.it
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More choice of flights to Porto can only be a good thing!

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