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“I am of the river”

Way up in the north of Portugal there’s a region called Trás-os-Montes, which is known for several things: its rough and breathtaking landscape, the Mirandese language, the extreme weather (“nine months of winter and three months of hell”), the wonderful produce, men in skirts (I haven’t talked about that one, yet), the unique costumes (usually associated […]

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Strange things in strange places (part 4)

Roadtrips can be surprising. As we were driving along a road in the Trás-os-Montes region, in the north of Portugal, I thought I saw a sign mentioning an “altar of sacrifices”. Wait. What? Go back. Yep, it does say “altar of sacrifices”. I couldn’t find much on this site, I have to say. I’m not […]

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Beauty beyond the hills

The region of Trás-os-Montes (literally “behind the hills”), in the Northeast “corner” of Portugal, is often half-forgotten. Seen by many as being “too far away” the fact is the region is rich with traditions, tough hard-working people and gorgeous landscapes. Trás-os-Montes is also home to century-old chestnuts, small happy rivers and music that can make your […]

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