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Day trip from Lisbon to Sintra: the Magical Land of Palaces

It’s a while since I was at Disneyland, but I certainly felt like I’d entered a magical kingdom when I arrived in Sintra. Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Portugal; home to 19th century Romantic architecture, richly coloured palaces, mansions, castles and beautiful parks. It has been the summer residence for Portuguese kings …

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Portugal’s Boutique Hostels: The Best Hostels I’ve Ever Seen

  I’m going to put it out there…I really do think that the hostels in Portugal are the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in. At least, from the countries I’ve been to so far, they are the best I’ve seen. Take your ordinary perceptions of hostels and chuck them out of the window, because Portuguese …

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