Silver Coast: Exploring Óbidos

Walking into Óbidos was a rather lonely affair. We had planned to catch a train, but having tired of Caldas da Rainha rather sooner than planned and facing a two-hour wait at the railway station, it seemed easier just to head off … Continued

Silver Coast: Foz de Arelho to Obidos

What a difference a day makes! This morning the mist had lifted and the views from our hotel terrace and breakfast room were fabulous. The lagoa de Óbidos had always been there on my wish list, a must-see place on … Continued

Central Portugal: Castanheira de Pera to Lousã

Over breakfast we discovered just how cheap property is in Castanheira de Pera. Our waiter Rafael explained how old properties could be picked up for under 40,000 euros, with the average property renovation costing between 15-20,000 euros. Alternatively, if it was a brand … Continued

Central Portugal: Pedrógão Pequeno to Castanheira de Pera

If there’s one thing that Harri does extremely well it’s choosing exquisite hotels. I was too exhausted to really appreciate our surroundings last night but this morning … wow! The panorama from the Hotel de Montanha’s breakfast room was breathtaking … Continued