Portugal mourns one of the founders of its democracy

October 3, 2019

Diogo Freitas do Amaral, a conservative politician who played a leading role in cementing democracy after Portugal’s 1974 Carnation Revolution and later became president of the UN General Assembly, has died aged 78.


Culture with the kids at plush tourist destinations in Portugal

June 20, 2018

Heading to Portugal on a family holiday often conjures up images of sitting on a beach in the Algarve, with a dubious mix of sand and suncream covering the children. This has its own charm, but there is a more sophisticated, sassier, even sexier way to travel in Portugal that seamlessly combines beaches and city breaks.


Time travel in luxury to Lisbon

June 22, 2016

When I lived in Lisbon 14 years ago, I stayed, rent-free, in a dilapidated 12-bedroom palacio owned by a bon vivant called Jorge who wafted through its crumbling corridors with an air of faded grandeur.