The essential guide to Quinta do Lago in the Algarve

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!

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Where and What to Eat and Drink in Lisbon

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.

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Going solo in Lisbon

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.

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