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Portugal is known for its 300+ days of sun and its warm temperatures. Tourists (and even locals) never associate Portugal with snowy weather or...

The 9 Islands of the Azores

Between Lisbon and New York lies an archipelago called the Azores, made up of 9 islands. The Azores are a part of Portugal and...

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It's not surprising that over 1 million tourists travel to Madeira every year. Not only is it one of the safest travel destinations in...

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Azores

Looking for an island adventure in Europe? Between Lisbon and New York, the Azores are an archipelago of nine volcanic islands in the middle...

Portugal, The Country of Azulejo Tiles

Like Fado and codfish, blue and white azulejo tiles are a Portuguese classic. These glazed blue ceramic tiles from the 14th century decorate the...

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Guide to Learning Portuguese

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Average Temperatures in Portugal

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