New Year´s Day in the Douro Valley

I am a little behind on posting but, “mas vale tarde que nunca”. And now I am on a clean eating spree so it is good to go back and reminisce about the amazing food we enjoyed on our trip. After we left the small city of Chaves my wonderful partner decided to take usContinue reading “New Year´s Day in the Douro Valley”

New Year’s Eve in Trás-os -Montes Portugal

En route from Valladolid to Northern Portugal we decided spend New Years in the small city of Chaves in the region of Trás-os-Montes, just crossing over the border from Spain. The city and surrounding areas are known for it’s hot springs. The history of Chaves dates back to Paleolithic times and holds much to discover.Continue reading “New Year’s Eve in Trás-os -Montes Portugal”

Food items that I thought I would never enjoy…………..

I feel that I was raised in a fairly cultured world as far as food is concerned.  My Mother and Nana prepared excellent Italian food tracing our roots but they also made Chinese, Greek, French and many other ¨ethnic¨cuisines.  My parents would also take us out to different restaurants on a fairly regular basis soContinue reading “Food items that I thought I would never enjoy…………..”

distracted in Northern Spain and Portugal………………

To quote Ani Difranco, ¨ I just got kind of distracted.¨  With a new tour, with a new life, and with just about a new everything.  A good and healthy fresh start. And most of this distraction began up North on a new tour that I have been doing from Lisbon to Barcelona.  The sayingContinue reading “distracted in Northern Spain and Portugal………………”