The Colossus is composed of two pieces, the lower half, and the part with the arms and head that were found a few days later buried a few yards away from where the bottom. It is from the dawn of human history - and it could be an ancient fertility image. how he was used in ancient fertility rites is probably best left unknown....
Portugal is full of luscious gardens from north to south, where visitors can catch a cool breeze on the warmest of days and, possibly, learn the secrets of Portugal's history.
The first thing to do before making a decision is visit the island or islands, explore them and understand which one fits your needs and your retirement ideals best. Azores Airlines has flights leaving Boston, Providence and Oakland. It is almost certain than among 9 islands at least one will fulfill all your check boxes.
Sagres Vacations, an international tour operator and destination specialist for Portugal and Spain opened its newest location in Portugal.
Azores Airlines takes you to Portugal, but it is up to you to explore the country as you wish. Lisbon and Porto are both great cities, no doubt about it, and very different from each other, but Portugal is way more than its two biggest cities.
Chestnuts, wine and hiking, oh my!
That waxy thing that you eat the bean and spit out the skin is called a tremoço. In Portugal tremolos, or Lupini Beans, are a salty snack. You enjoy them by removing the skin in your mouth and tossing the waxy skin away. Tremoços are great with a beer (Sagres or Super Bock).
How about a swim at natural pools of Porto Moniz? They were formed by volcanic lava, naturally filled with Atlantic seawater. If you're traveling with your family, these pools will guarantee fun times here on Madeira Island. And don't forget: take some great pictures and share them with us!
In 1974 Licor de Merda was first made in the wine region of Cantanhede, near Coimbra. Portugal was going through a troubled period marked by political struggles. In this uncertain time, the so-called Liquor of Shit was crafted to "honor" the folks who then ruled Portugal. Almost a joke (obviously by the name) the drink sold well. 4764964076_64286684b3_b
The bifana is a traditional meal from Alentejo that usually goes with a nice vegetable soup and a beer. It is a pork steak fried with garlic and oliveoil. Tipically the bread is slightly toasted just before putting the steak in side and usually people when served open the bread and spread mustard on top.