What to do, where to eat and when to visit Quinta do Lago, a fabulous golf resort on the Algarve coast of Portugal. I found out all the answers during my stay at the fabulous, Quinta do Lago Country Club. And trust me, it isn’t all about the golf by any means!
A refreshing alternative to G&T, Porto tónico, or P&T, is made with white port. Here’s my recipe for this fabulous cocktail that’s perfect for a summer’s day, or any day for that matter.
From the pastries in every pastelaria window to the roasted chestnuts being sold on every other street corner, I discovered a plethora of tasty treats to tempt me in my few short days in Lisbon. Here are my favourite finds, some hidden away in unexpected places, some a little more obvious. To help you find them they are all marked on this map, starting in the north of the Alfama district and the Doce Mila Pastelaria.
As people gathered by the waterfront at Terreiro do Paço watching the setting sun I found a perch on a low wall and joined them. A busker was playing a guitar, a beguiling melody drifting through the air. As the sky changed colours through shades of blues, pinks, golds and yellows, I sat there smiling to myself, feeling a sense of freedom and excitement. I’d arrived in Lisbon that afternoon and was wondering what adventures I would have over the next few days. There is something so exhilarating about visiting a new city alone.