All posts by Emma

Restoring Windows
June 21, 2012, 4 Comments

If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between a girl builder and a boy builder I can tell you right here. I†...

the best of portuguese architecture my top ten – part two
March 14, 2012, No Comments

6. Casas do Xisto This is what I like about travelling. Sometimes you know what a place looks like beforehand, so when y ...

cultural differences: a brief guide
February 8, 2012, 2 Comments

Some things that travellers are meant to encounter have always eluded me. “Cultural differences” and “culture shoc ...

Best of Portuguese Architecture – My Top 10 (part one)
May 8, 2011, 3 Comments

Sometimes someone comes out with an opinion so contrary to your own that it provokes you to revisit the foundations of y ...

Great Whites Under 3 Euros!
April 1, 2011, 7 Comments

Watch out! This post contains one f-word. Step away if you will be offended. Still not 100% but after a week my hangover ...

Making Aguardente
March 16, 2011, 3 Comments

The distilling of wine is an ancient practice which continues to be popular across South America, Spain and here in Port ...

Convento do Cristo
The Princesa of Tomar
February 23, 2011, 3 Comments

What’s not to like about Tomar? It’s not too big, but has plenty to keep you busy at least for a day. Tomar is a gen ...

reds under €2
Great Wines Under 2 Euros!
February 21, 2011, 9 Comments

One of the reasons I really like Portugal is that the wine is good and cheap. But I’ve been wondering, just how cheap ...

hydraulic lime test wall
All About Building Lime
February 20, 2011, No Comments

I used to be a girl who knew all about lime; the ones you quarter and stick into the top of a corona beer, the lime that ...