FOOD ALERT: Francesinha

Tonight in Porto I participated in a sort of culinary mysticism. Something that rarely happens–the moment you’ve found something that is so different, yet so familiar. So sublime…For dinner it ended up being that veritable Portugese sandwich of goodness, a reinterpreted croque-monsieur. FTLOP has a great write up of the francesinha, but I prefer to … Continue reading FOOD ALERT: Francesinha


Stumbled across a great old dilapidated hotel today somewhere near Vilar da Veiga, Portugal. Looks to be abandoned up for a at least ten years, but I have no carbon dating proof…Anybody able to do some research and find out about it? My Portugese is worse then my Spanish. The name of the hotel appears … Continue reading HOTEL _ _ DO_ _ PARQUE