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Herdade das Servas

Being Foodies In Estremoz – Part 2

After a good night’s sleep, Lars had a surprise for me; we would spend the first half of the day…  wine tasting! Here we are at Herdade das Servas, just outside the town of Estremoz. Or as their website says: The Serrano Mira family covers a vineyard heritage of 300 hectares of vineyards, aged between 20 and 60 years old and…

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Being Foodies In Estremoz – Part 1

After our Peniche/Nazaré adventures, Lars and I decided to go east, to a charming town called Estremoz: I had never been this far inland in Portugal. Anyway, we arrived there late in the afternoon, quickly found a hotel just outside the town and then went looking for food. The restaurant of the hotel was still closed, so went into Estremoz…

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When It Doesn’t Click, You Eat

During our visit to Nazaré, we stayed in a place called Peniche: Somehow, Lars and I had high hopes about this town. Our travel guide described it as picturesque but we found it to be … boring and overcrowded. Maybe it was also the bad weather; it was cloudy most of the time. Maybe it was the fair that attracted…

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Food Flashback – Sao Joao in Comporta

One of our most faithful readers asked us how far in Portugal we travelled and the answer is simple: further to the north. After having left Monchique, we had an overnight stop in Comporta. In other words, we had left the Algarve and were now in the region of the Alentejo. The only thing we did in Comporta was to go to a restaurant,…

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A View To Match The Food: Cantueso

Located about 58 kilometres east from Malaga, lies Periana, a small town surrounded by mountains. In the outskirts, the Guaro river widens into the Vinuela Reservoir. Not so far from this lake is the restaurant and holiday cottages Cantueso. Lars and I had seen an ad in a magazine about this restaurant and we were very eager to taste the…

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A Celebration in Canillas de Albaida

For 3 months now Lars and I have been trying to visit Competa, a picturesque wine town about 10 kilometres to the north of Torrox (where we live, in case you forgot…). However, we always have difficulties getting rid of our car, but with the number of tourists decreasing lately, we will soon give it another try. Since we had…

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Tapas in Colmenar

Lars and I were driving around in the mountains to the north of Malaga when we suddenly became hungry and thirsty… So we stopped in Colmenar, a pretty white village with Moorish origins. The name comes from the word “colmena”, meaning beehive. It was the beginning of the afternoon and at the little plaza where we had parked only one…

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The Big Move – The Heart of Torrox and La Plaza

Lars and I live on the edge of the small town of Torrox; yet, thanks to a few shortcuts we are also close to the heart of this place, the Plaza de la Constitucion. The Plaza is quite small as you can see and hosts a handful of bars and restaurants. Lars and I have lost our heart to one…

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