Silver Coast: walking in the Serra dos Candeeiros

The past two days have seen me hiking in the Serra dos Candeeiros, the mountains we could see from Alcobaça. This towering limestone massif is part of the Natural Park of the Sierras de Aire Candeeiros. While we’ve been living here … Continued

Central Portugal: Porto Novo to Lisbon

When Harri tried to recharge the iPad in our hotel room last night, the device had overheated and subsequently refused to switch back on. He’d used online mapping continually on this trip and had carefully plotted our route from Porto Novo to … Continued

Silver Coast: Peniche to Porto Novo

At some point around one in the morning – though it might have been nearer two – I decided I couldn’t live in this lovely studio apartment in Peniche if you paid me. The reason for my change of heart? … Continued

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