Visiting Portugal had been a dream for as long as Jill can remember. It hardly seems possible that we had not visited this country with all the time we've spent in Europe. Well, it was high time we changed that. Portugal was everything we wanted it to be and more. This little country has so much to offer - various types of beaches and coast, wine, port, major cities, castles, walls, valleys, hills, you name it, Portugal has it. The food ranks up there with some of the best we've ever had. We were a little bit worried about the food initially because everything that we read focused on pork dishes. Jill does not like pork so was a bit concerned about what she was going to be able to eat. Fret not! We found many amazing vegetarian and vegan options in Porto and Lisbon. Oh, and there's also so much seafood and fish to be had, including the ubiquitous bachalau. We also found the Portuguese people to be among the most friendly and welcoming we have ever encountered. Everyone was truly kind and very helpful even when we seemed to have no idea what was going on. So next time you find yourselves wondering where you should go, we say go to Portugal. We're trying to figure out when we can make it back.

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Details on Regions visited

Read, see and hear more about the regions we visited in Portugal.

The Douro Valley