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The Algarve, Portugal’s southern region – Tavira

Portugal’s southern region, The Algarve, with its warm Atlantic Coast beaches and picturesque whitewashed villages, is a popular vacation spot for sun-starved northern Europeans, and many of the towns and cities have established English speaking communities. From Sagres in the west … Continue reading

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Historical and Affordable Portugal – Porto

Porto, an ancient city named by the Romans, is a UNESCO world heritage site and a city not to be overlooked. Historically significant for its role in launching Portugal’s Age of Discovery (it’s here that Henry the Navigator was born), … Continue reading

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Historical and Affordable Portugal

Click a thumbnail to find out more. Portugal is one of Western Europe’s least expensive vacation destinations. Located on the western edge of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal is sometimes over shadowed by its much larger neighbor Spain.  But don’t let … Continue reading

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Things to do in Brussels – Tour Coudenberg Underground Palace Ruins

Built on Coudenberg Hill, in the heart of Brussels, the 13th century fortified castle-turned-palace of Brussels was the grand residence of the Dukes of Brabant, the Dukes of Burgundy, and most notably that of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Said to have been one … Continue reading

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Lisbon, Western Europe’s Most Affordable Cosmopolitan City

Lisbon is a beautiful city, with interesting neighborhoods and lots of local color. It’s one of Western Europe’s most affordable cosmopolitan cities and offers tourists lots of historical sites, grand architecture, great food and fado. One of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods … Continue reading