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Unfortunately, our kids are not as adventurous when it comes to eating…actually they are downright P-I-C-K-Y.  Truthfully, our son has been diagnosed with a food sensory disorder (also has nut allergies) and he despises certain textures and odors. Definitely makes traveling stressful at times. Nevertheless, we do our best and tend to grab street food […]

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Sorry for those who don’t love history but here is another history post about one of my obsessions — The Knights Templar.  Likely originating as a Moorish castle built to protect the coast and situated between two hilltops, it was taken over by Don Paio Peres Correia in 1242.  After the Christian reconquest, the castle […]

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From the historic center of Sintra, you can access the Moorish Castle and also the Pena National Palace through signposted trails. The trails take hikers through the forest, the small watercourses and some gardens and old villages.  Built by the Moors, The Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) was built sometime between the 8th […]

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While much of the southern coastline of the Algarve has been built up, a sleepy fishing village named Salema has largely escaped the ravages of tourism. On the western end of Salema Beach you’ll find a big, flat rock with footprints from a dinosaur! This yellow limestone rock is home to a herbivorous biped, also […]

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