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 | Leave a comment

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