Portugal: Treasure Trove for Travelers

In an area about the size of the state of Maine, Portugal offers remarkable divergence of topography. We live in the north of the country, on virtually the same latitude as my hometown of New York City (41.5 vs. 40.7). Recently we headed south to explore its central and southern regions. The nomenclature can become complicated, so for the sake of simplicity, in essence we saw some of the middle (Alentejo) with its rolling green fields carpeted by gold, white, and purple blossoms, and the south (The Algarve), beach playground for many Northern Europeans.

There were castles and fortresses, narrow cobblestone streets of medieval villages, breathtaking cathedrals, and always somewhere to grab coffee and pastel de nata, the tiny and irresistible custard tart that is the country’s national dessert. (Enough reason right there to fall in love with Portugal.)

In the coming days I’ll share specifics about our trip, but in the meantime consider this message an electronic postcard reading, Wish you were here

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Sagres Cliff

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About Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle (amzn.to/1RtRBwp) and print (amzn.to/1OiGlUU) versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at www.triciapimental.com and on Twitter @Tricialafille.
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One Response to Portugal: Treasure Trove for Travelers

  1. Ninette Bravo says:

    Sounds lovely and who knows what the future may bring. We just got back from a week’s visit in So. Ca. Just now checking email 🙂

      

    “Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to DANCE IN THE RAIN!”   

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