“Sadly, opening up of EU borders has seen influx of eastern europeans in recent years, and it may be coincidence, but crimes of robbery and violence are now commonplace.”
In Porto, choice of golf courses is limited but there are places you can play golf in and around Porto at bijou golf courses that have good facilities.
The 2011 medieval festival celebrates the time when King D Duarte died in 1438, leaving the six-year-old crown prince as the prime heir.
Buying a ticket for the Porto Metro is actually simple. You can go to a train or bus station and look for an Andante shop, or you can buy a ticket at the automatic machines in stations.
Behind the basilica, you will find the Pousada Monte de Santa Luzia - a luxurious hotel modernised out of a historic development that was originally created by a local landowner as a tribute to his town.
If you want a bit more space, go to Praia Fluvial do Mosteiro, a larger beach located in the village Mosteiro. There’s a cafe bar here, which is nice compared with many river beaches, which have no amenities.
Departing every Saturday at 9am, this guided tour takes you from Lisbon to Évora, Beja, Silves, Alvor, Ponta da Piedade, Sagres, Cabo de S. Vicente, Lagos, Setúbal, Serra da Arrábida and back to Lisbon.
Looking specifically at Porto, there is one evident fact - there’s far too much property on the market for the number of people willing and able to buy it.
For tourists looking to see a real Portuguese town, without german sausages and “full English” on the menu in every café, Caminha is a treasure.
Here you will bump into expats from a number of countries, and a lively atmosphere. However, this being Portugal, it doesn’t really get going until late, whereas UK pubs are busier early in the evening.
Often overlooked by guide books and travel companies, Coimbra is Portugal’s third city. Two hours north of Lisbon, or an hour south of Porto, Coimbra sits on the banks of the river Mondego.
The New York Times has listed Guimarães as one of 41 places to visit in the world. The northern city deserves praise because it is not only steeped in history and wonderful architecture, but it has been selected as a 2012 European Capital of Culture.
Opened in June 2009, Sea Life is situated in a prominent and highly visible location, at the bottom of Avenida da Boavista, next to the Parque da Cidade.
In the morning, from 9am, you will see a handful of people with laptops,taking advantage of the free wifi, then the busy lunchtime crowd and, later on, coffee drinkers until the evening crowd turns into the nightlife crowd.
As you sit and chat with friends, you can let your eyes wander over old radio sets, telephone switchboards, Monopoly games, glasses, bottles, model boats and so much more.