Author Archives: Cynthia

About Cynthia

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

Earth Day

Nothing more beautiful, or more expressive of hope…

Posted in Douro, in English, Miscellany

Learning Portuguese (Not)

My travails learning Portuguese continue. Continue reading

Posted in in English, Language Learning

Novo Ano, Nova Vida

Entre todas as mudanças dos últimos meses, uma foi a mudança de casa. Continue reading

Posted in em Português, Life in Portugal, Portugal | 1 Comment

New Year, New Life

Among the changes of the past six months or more was a change of house. Continue reading

Posted in in English, Life in Portugal, Portugal | 9 Comments

The Best Translation / A melhor tradução

Advice on language learning from the streets of Porto. Continue reading

Posted in em Português, in English, Language Learning | 4 Comments

What Next?

A change in professional direction and some new writing. Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, in English, Writing | 4 Comments

The Café and Delicatessen Linha 22

A new cafe has opened on Rua dos Clerigos which, like the electric tram for which it is named, is compact but very pleasant and a good way to learn more about Porto. Continue reading

Posted in Food, Food and Wine, in English, Porto, Portugal, Travel, Wine | 4 Comments

O Café e Mercearia Linha 22

Abriu um novo café na Rua dos Clerigos que como o electrico para quem é nomeado, é compacto mas muito agradável, e é uma boa maneira de saber mais sobre o Porto. Continue reading

Posted in em Português, Food, Food and Wine, Porto, Portugal, Turismo, Wine | 1 Comment

Golden Bacalhau

Improvisation from memory of a bacalhau dish I enjoyed one day at a restaurant in the Douro. Continue reading

Posted in Cookery, Food, in English | 5 Comments

No Porto: Ovelha Negra

Um dos meus lugares favoritos no Porto é uma loja de tricôt, a Ovelha Negra porque a proprietária, a Joana Nossa, criou uma atmosfera de alegria e criatividade. Continue reading

Posted in em Português, Life in Portugal, Porto, Turismo | 2 Comments