Tag Archives: Portugal

Books in the Park

Everyone seems to be jumping on the Lisbon bandwagon this summer—with good reason. If you haven’t been to Portugal’s capital, get there before it’s swamped by the tourist onslaught. A wonderful place to take a breather from sightseeing is the … Continue reading

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Library Tourism

Portuguese architectural illustrator André Chiote decided to create these colorful posters to celebrate some of the most impressive libraries that he has visited on his travels.

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Obrigado, Porto

I only had a brief visit to Porto, but this charming video has inspired me to spend more time there the next time that I’m in Portugal. “Thank you, Porto” is a sweet tribute to Portugal’s second city by director … Continue reading

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Heavenly Bookshop

Many years ago, while visiting the ancient walled town of Óbidos on the central coast of Portugal I was intrigued by a padlocked church in the heart of the old Roman town. Being the nosy tourist that I am, I … Continue reading

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Don’t pack an umbrella

Each July the small riverside city of Agueda in north western Portugal hosts an arts festival called “Agitagueda”. And for the past two years a local arts group called Sextafeira Producoes has added a playful touch to the festival with … Continue reading

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Portugal by Design

It’s been way too long since I’ve visited Portugal and these marvelous travel posters have me checking-out airfares. The colorful work is all created by Porto-based artist Rui Ricardo. Along with these marvelous pieces, and other fantastic travel posters for … Continue reading

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Flyers Choose Lisbon

Airport advertising is usually predictable and boring. But Aeroportos de Portugal, the nation’s airport authority, has been coming up with beautiful graphics for the past five years. This year’s campaign features a series birds that illustrate each of the direct flight … Continue reading

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More than a bed for the night

I continue to be an unrepentant fan of print travel guides and of publishers who remain committed to keeping the format alive. So, I was pleased to stumble across the Sawday family of guide books. And they are really a … Continue reading

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Portuguese Books Go Mobile

“Once upon a time there was a country born with the gift of writing, an author that wanted to tell a story, a book that wanted to be read, a tourist that did not speak Portuguese, and a book shop … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up

This awesome animated film follows a neglected little bookmark on a wild surfing adventure when it’s unexpected liberated one day. “Much better Now” is a wonderfully visually entertaining film created by Phillip Comarella and Simon Griesser from Salon Alpin productions … Continue reading

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