A Taberna do Mar is not your typical Portuguese seafood restaurant.
Chef Filipe Rodrigues learned how to cook from his grandparents growing up in the Algarve region, he then went on to work for several Japanese restaurants in Lisbon (helped opening a few) and broadened his techniques along the way. While the ingredients are locally sourced from the nearby Atlantic Ocean, the cooking is a combination of Portuguese and Japanese.
The restaurant offers both an à la carte and a 25 Euro tasting menu.
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Nazaré is known for giant breaking waves. It is there several world surfing records were broken.
Just how big the waves can get? Here’s a “historic” one on Ocotober 29th, 2020:
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What’s in common between Ericeira and Nazaré is the sport of surfing. Ericeira is home to Portugal’s first and largest surfing club, while Nazaré is known for its high breaking waves due to the underwater canyon.
But…that’s not why we stopped at Ericeira on our May Day road trip to Nazaré.
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Yesterday I found out that I had a new appointment date at the SEF for my residence card in Portugal. Due to the lockdowns, all the appointments since the beginning of the year were postponed up until Monday April 19th, when the office reopened. To celebrate this – because nowadays any good news warrants a celebration – I booked a lunch at Alma, a Michelin two-star restaurant in Lisbon, three years in a row.
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Hello everyone. I’m back! Sorry for the long silence.
I’ve been busy since the beginning of 2021, relocating myself to Lisbon, Portugal.
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July was a good month!
With the lifting of the travel ban across the island, we can finally move outside of our county.
The first place we went to was Glendalough in Wicklow National Park, for a breath of fresh mountain air.
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My dear friends and fellow bloggers, I am back.
During the 11 months of my absence, I was offered a job in Dublin and successfully relocated to the Irish capital.
As it turned out, starting a new life, leaving everything behind, wasn’t all that easy. Continue reading “Hello Dublin”