PORTUGAL

We visited Lisbon and Porto and fell in love with both. They’re charming cities with hilly cobblestone streets and buildings covered in azulejos or painted ceramic tiles. Some of the most beloved Portuguese dishes include pastel de nata and bacalhau, both of which we had almost everyday when we were there!

Drinking Ginja de Óbidos in Portugal

Drinking Ginja de Óbidos in Portugal

Ginja is a very sour, almost bitter, type of cherry. It grows particularly well in the valley region of Sobral da Lagoa in the council of Óbidos. It began to be used for liquor production in Lisbon in the 19th century, but it wasn’t until 1987 that Dário Pimpão created the recipe that is still famous in Óbidos today.
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