I remember when I came back from Brazil, not only did my obsession for Portuguese come up to surface... but quite possibly, all things Portuguese, including Portugal. Nights were spent looking up Brazillian and Portuguese recipes. Spotify searches where all to do with samba, fado, latin jazz. I. was. hooked. So much so, that the next travels I planned had Portugal written all over it, and glady, it became my favourite european country. Portugal is everything and more you could expect and I had my favourite experiences of travel, food, culture and warm hospitality throughout travelling through this quite humble country! It's moorish influences are still intact, as you can seen in some of the tile work around Lisbon and Porto, but also through some aspects of their food. And if I could ever even forget 'pasteis de nata'... warm eggy custard in the most flakiest pastry I have ever ate (I 10/10 understand why the monks kept the recipe a secret!), that Portuguese treat alone will keep my love affair for all things Portuguese for years to come.