November 11th is St Martin's day, and is eagerly awaited by many Portuguese people, especially those who make their own wine as this is the first day that the new batch of wine is ready for tasting. Happily, it coincides with the chestnut harvest and the date conjures up images of hot, roasted chestnuts with a glass of wine in many a mind.
In Lousã, there's an extra ingredient thrown into the mix; the locally produced honey. Take a walk through the forested mountains that loom over…Continue
Added by Julie Dawn Fox on November 14, 2011 at 3:24pm — No Comments
In my village, most people just hang plastic sacks or old clothes on sticks in a bid to keep pesky birds off their crops. However, even scarecrows have to dress to impress at a festival, which explains the party clothes and elaborate faces of the exhibits in Coimbra’s 8th annual scarecrow…Continue
Added by Julie Dawn Fox on November 8, 2011 at 9:40am — No Comments