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.
To make a proper caipirinha you need some cachaca, which is made from sugar cane, although it isn’t the same as rum because the fermenting process is different.
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.
The A22 will be a lucrative road for the government because it is heavily used by millions of tourists each year, but it is also a vital artery for the residents and businesses in the Algarve.
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.
No visitor to Porto who enters an Arcádia shop should leave without having tried the Port Wine Chocolates - available in small or large boxes. They don’t come cheap, but then the taste is exquisite.
An initial list of 20 restaurants was chosen by specialists, Time Out journalists and fans. The readers of Time Out were then asked to vote on their favourites.
If you are stopped by police, especially driving a UK car, you are likely to be treated with polite respect and you may not be asked to produce much documentation, but this will depend on the mood of the policeman and where you live.
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.
The Bristol Oporto Association is worth looking up if you are in Bristol and want to get to know others with links to Porto and Portugal in general.
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.
Portugal doesn’t offer the same range of coffee options as we have in the UK. Find out how to order coffee in Portugal the way you like to drink it. Know your meia-de-leite from your garoto.
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.