and in the north
1. Bakalyau (translated from Portuguese – “cod”) – the main dish of the country. Cod in Portugal has long been popular (especially among the poor), so in the local cuisine there are a huge number of different recipes for its preparation: this is bakalyau no forno (in the oven), bakalyau natash (in creamy sauce), bakalyau cakes, etc. But one thing unites them: cod must first be prepared: only dried and salted fish are present in the kitchen.
2. Caldo Verde – A traditional Portuguese green cabbage soup. It is cooked in olive oil, with potatoes, spicy sausage, served with red wine. Continue reading
Portugal is a small country on the very edge of Europe. Despite its modest size, you will have to come here more than once. And the point is not even in the huge number of attractions, but in the special atmosphere, once you feel that, you will want to return again and again.
1. RIDE ON THE TRAM No. 28
Without a doubt, the main attraction of Lisbon is the old tram number 28. It looks the same as almost 100 years ago, the modernization was insignificant. Its route begins on Campo Ourike and ends on Martim Monis Square. It is curious that this is not a sightseeing tram for sightseeing of the city (and there are many of them along its route: Saint-Georges castle, Santa Luzia observation deck and others), but a type of city transport. Continue reading
Finally, we moved south, towards our main goal – a house near Lagos, a town in the main resort region of the country – Alagarve. As soon as we left Peniche, the heat returned immediately. In general, almost the entire time we spent during the day, the temperature held 33-35 degrees without a hint of clouds. In the evening, a cool breeze blew from the ocean, which completely abolished the need for air conditioning.
To the south we drove along a toll-free, almost empty highway and were there already after 4.5 hours. Money for using the road was withdrawn automatically from us and recorded on the account of the company from which we rented a car, so we did not even have to stop. With the car company, we settled after. Continue reading