Author Archives: Cynthia

About Cynthia

Free lance wine writer based in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Learning Portuguese (Not)

My travails learning Portuguese continue.  My beloved teacher, Joana Paiva, moved to Lisbon, where she has established her own school, Portuguese Connection, which is wonderful news – but I miss her and our weekly sessions!  Also, since leaving Symington last … Continue reading

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Novo Ano, Nova Vida

Read New Year, New Life in English Entre todas as mudanças dos últimos meses, uma foi a mudança de casa.  Tenho metade do espaço, mas metade da renda, e a casa fica numa zona tranquila, só a dez minutos a … Continue reading

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New Year, New Life

Pode ler Novo Ano, Nova Vida em Português Among the changes of the past six months or more was a change of house.  I have half the space, but am paying half the rent, and it is located in a … Continue reading

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The Best Translation / A melhor tradução

Pode ler em Português ao baixo Street graffiti:  The best translation between two languages is the kiss. Next time I cannot remember the Portuguese words I need, I must try this tactic. Grafíti da rua:  Claro, proxima vez não posso … Continue reading

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What Next?

At the end of June I concluded my contract with Symington Family Estates.  I had already handed off the Graham’s Blog to colleagues after the 2012 Harvest to focus on the development of The Vintage Port Site.  I am very … Continue reading

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The Café and Delicatessen Linha 22

Pode ler O Café e Mercearia Linha 22 em Português Have you ever caught the electric tram 22 in Porto?  The one that runs from Carmo past Clerigos up to the Praça de Batalha and then returns to Carmo via … Continue reading

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O Café e Mercearia Linha 22

Read about the Cafe and Delicatessen Linha 22 in English Sempre apanhaste o electrico do Porto numero 22?  O que circula entre a igreja de Carmo, passando entre a igreja dos Clerigos até a praça de Batalha, e depois volta … Continue reading

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Golden Bacalhau

Pode ler Bacalhau Dourado em Português Last summer I had my favourite version of bacalhau yet, at the Restaurante Beiro Rio, in Tua on the Douro River east of Pinhão.  I asked my colleague the name of the dish and … Continue reading

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No Porto: Ovelha Negra

You can read In Porto: Ovelha Negra in English. Um dos meus lugares favoritos no Porto é uma loja de tricôt, a Ovelha Negra.  Não só porque gosto de tricotar e os fios são lindos, mas porque a proprietária, a … Continue reading

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In Porto: Ovelha Negra

Pode ler No Porto: Ovelha Negra em Português One of my favourite places in Porto is a knitting shop, Ovelha Negra.  Not just because I love to knit and the yarns are beautiful, but because the owner, Joana Nossa, has … Continue reading

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