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Minho “heart and soul” in Ponte de Lima, Portugal

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The Lima valley, in Portugal's northern Minho region, with its ancient towns and Romanesque churches, takes a traveler on a meandering route from the...
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In Central Asia, sit down to dinner, Uzbek style

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In Uzbekistan, my travel companions and I were welcomed to the table three times a day, and very often to a spread of Uzbek...

AT HOME IN PORTUGAL

Tuna and sweet potato dish

Tasting Porto in a time of lockdown

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On 18 March, Portugal declared a national emergency, and shuttered restaurants, bars and wine shops across the country. Through the weeks in lockdown, Tom...
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Simplesmente Vinho

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Simplesmente Vinho, Porto’s alternative wine festival, recently concluded its eighth outing. The festival at Cais Novo, on the banks of the Douro River, featured...

CULTURE

Trust me - Switzerland's honor system

Trust me—Switzerland’s honor system

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Self-service flower gardens represent an aspect of living in Switzerland that still enchants me after twelve years. Ever since I moved here, I’ve been a...
Tagliavini Collection of Musical Instruments

Beautiful music at Bologna’s San Colombano Museum

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Love music? history? architecturally significant buildings? All this and more come with a visit to the superb San Colombano Museum in Bologna. Built around...
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