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Insider Guide to Portuguese Fado

Every culture has its songs for bad days. The American Deep South has the blues. Britain sings along to Adele’s ditties of lost love whilst Portugal has fado.

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M.Ou.Co Hotel, Porto, Portugal

M.Ou.Co reinvents the hotel in Porto. Michael Edwards tunes in on the harmony. 

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TiaTia, Porto, Portugal

Michael Edwards visits one of those restaurants that only the locals know

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Hotel Britania, Lisbon, Portugal

Should Casablanca really have been Lisboa? This Lisbon Heritage Hotel gets Michael Edwards wondering.

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Eating out on the Algarve

It was a tough choice: cycling, kayaking and running with an Olympic rowing champion – or downing fine wine with oodles of fresh fish and juicy steaks. Without a hint of shame, James Ruddy chooses the food option on a glorious Algarve short break food tour based at the Four Seasons Fairways Resort.

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Rota Vicentina. Walking Portugal’s Atlantic Coast

The trail starts in Porto Covo, south of Lisbon and ends in Cape St Vincent, the most south-westerly point of Portugal and mainland Europe.

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