Nisa Duarte

Travel Enthusiast

Nisa loves to experience all the wonders that life has to offer, like travelling, good wine, food and friends and is passionate about sharing it with everyone in her blog posts.

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10 Things that make Portugal such a Remarkable Country

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 15-Apr-2016 16:29:31

All Portuguese are having a long weekend next week, and all because there is a National Holiday, the 25 April, that this year will be at a Monday, fact that made a lot of people that work in Portugal very happy!

But, it is not the given conclusion that people like holidays that is interesting, what is really interesting and unusual is the event that is remembered by this particular Holiday: the most original revolution ever, The Carnation Revolution, the most peaceful and non violent military coup  and civil resistance movement taking down a dictatorial political regime! Since there was no blood and even though the tense vibe that was felt in the streets, all ended up being very cordially solved, and that day a peculiar image stayed forever in the nation imaginary: a lovely little boy celebrating the falling of the dictatorship by putting a live red carnation in a soldier's arm! 

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Topics: travel tips Bespoke Tours Travel Experiences Wine Experiences Portugal

Top 5 Spring Experiences to do in Portugal

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 06-Apr-2016 19:38:47

Spring is that extremely pleasant season when days start to get longer and warmer, and everything about spending time outside starts to feel very inviting... the grass and leaves turn greener, colorful and beautiful flowers blooming everywhere, birds sing louder and harmoniously than ever, and the sunshine seems magical... well at least here in Portugal!

It´s great to be outdoors even if you are doing absolutely nothing or if you are going on your daily routine, but it is even greater when you have just the perfect company, the perfect setting, and the perfect experience for this time of the year!

So, Wine Tourism in Portugal's team decided to put together for you a list of the Top 5 Experiences to enjoy in Portugal during springtime:

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Topics: Wine Tours City Breaks Bespoke Tours Journey Experiences Travel Experiences Wine Experiences

Vinho Verde: The Secrets of a Unique White Wine & its Stunning Region

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 28-Mar-2016 14:47:41

I have got to be honest with you, I am writing this blog post drinking a glass of some fine fresh delightful vinho verde, and about it I am just going to say TWO things. One, I really am enjoying it and …TWO, I am truly sorry I cannot tell you which particular Wine I am having the pleasure to be tasting right now!  You see, we represent many excellent Wine producers and we do not want you to think less of all the others!

What we can guarantee that it is not just vinho verde, that is refreshing and amusing, the wine region that draw its name from it is also surprisingly refreshing and delightful. Many refer to Portuguese vinho verde as the perfect wine for day drinking, others highlight its singular freshness and fun character which makes it the best wine for spring and summer time. But in my opinion this wine tastes like spring and summer…that fantastic feeling when birds are singing, the sun is shining and inviting for so many activities and amusing outdoor experiences! And that’s why Wine Tourism in Portugal designed a tour that will turn you a vinho verde connoisseur and enthusiast of the Region that produces this unique white wine.

CARMO'S BOUTIQUE HOTEL - VINHO VERDE TOUR

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Topics: Wine Tours Vinho Verde Wine Wine Production

Women & Wine: A Long, Complicated & Fruitful Relationship!

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 10-Mar-2016 20:56:49

In the week we celebrated the International Women Day, when everyone is talking about the female role in the society and its evolution, it is interesting to see that women have been fighting for equal treatment and equal opportunities, but still are treated as special because they manage to do all things that women are supposed to do and yet be really great at something else!

So we decided to take a look into the Wine World, and try to understand if women in wine are yet limited by this preconception.

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Topics: Wine Wine Production Wine & Women

Easter in Portugal: Spring Break Fun for Everyone!

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 04-Mar-2016 16:25:18
If you are thinking about booking your spring time holidays... think Portugal!

We know that Easter, nowadays is mostly about family quality time, with the exception perhaps of some young people for whom this period is more about spring break fun with friends. But no matter who you choose to spend your holidays with, Portugal is the ideal choice!

Either you are traveling alone, with friends, toddlers or teenage kids, if you are a hip trendy young traveler, or an experienced Traveler that has seen it all... if you are all about gorgeous landscape and nature, wine, food, architecture, arts and culture, heritage or unique experiences... Portugal will have the perfect destination for you, and Wine Tourism in Portugal will have the best tours, with, off course, the best service for you. The extra good news is that if you book for Easter holidays, most of these Exclusive Tours are with a special up to 10 % discount... Now, the only decision you need to make is which Portuguese locations you will want to visit!

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Topics: Alentejo Wine & Food City Breaks Algarve Family vacations Porto Lisboa

Portugal: much more than Fado, Good Wine and Food!

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 27-Feb-2016 21:53:14

This petite country that nowadays is a destination that is getting more and more trendy, has been proving to be an extraordinary place, with extraordinary features that go beyond fado, excellent wine and food, beaches and good weather and all the unique characteristics usually it is known for!

For instances, recently we have been discovering that Portugal was the source of inspiration for many artists and creatives, especially writers! J.K.Rowling has let Porto inspire her to create Harry Potter and all the incredible details in Hogwarts iimaginary. Yann Martel’s 'Life of Pi' Author, New Novel takes place in Portugal and was based partly in the research experiences he got to experience in Lisbon and Trás-os-montes. And a few days ago we were unfortunately remembered by Umberto Eco’s death that Portugal will also forever live through the work of this internationally renowned italian writer and philosopher!

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