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An introduction to Portugal
In Spring 2017, I spent a few weeks in Portugal. It was my first time in the country, aside from having taken a brief day trip to Faro when I was visiting Sevilla a few years prior.
I used Porto & Lisbon as my bases, taking day trips from each. I enjoyed my time in Portugal immensely, especially the country’s rich history of food & drink. I ate plenty of seafood, sandwiches, and other Portuguese delicacies. I love port, so my trip to Porto’s port houses was like a homecoming for me. I also checked out the local craft beer scene all over the country.
On my way to Portugal, I took a bit of a roundabout journey since I was on a United Airlines award ticket, and similarly my way back involved a layover in Frankfurt. My outbound flight across the Atlantic was in the “bubble” of a Lufthansa 747, something I had always wanted to do since I was a kid.
Portugal has often been overshadowed by Spain when it comes to tourism, but it is every bit as worthy of your attention as its Iberian neighbor. Read up on my adventure below!
Here are my posts about my first trip to Portugal:
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