Great things to see and do in Portugal

How much to tip in Portugal

Posted on Aug 15 2011
One of the best examples of the quality of Portuguese people is when it comes to tipping. In Paris I have come across a taxi driver who swore at me when I had enough cash only for the fare with no tip, and waiters looking...

The best Francesinhas in Porto

Posted on Mar 03 2011
Time Out's issue featuring "As Melhores Francesinhas" - the best francesinhas. The latest issue of Time Out Porto features an in-depth review of top restaurants where you can eat Francesinhas. Obviously, you...

How to order coffee in Portugal

Posted on Feb 05 2011
In the UK, when you go to a coffee shop and ask for a “coffee please” - you are asked what type you would like. In Portugal, if you ask for “café, por favor” and you only get one type -...

Life is sweet in the land of coffee

Posted on Dec 13 2010
In Porto, as with any other place in Portugal, there are coffee shops on almost every corner. So numerous are they and so reasonably priced is the coffee that Portuguese people may visit their local two or three times a day...

Café Majestic, Rua Santa Catarina

Posted on Dec 06 2010
Café Majestic is a “must-see” café in the heart of the old city of Porto. Sitting on Rua Santa Catarina, around the corner from the Coliseu, the café was born under the name “Elite” in 1921, having...