Monthly Archives: January 2018

ITALY – ROME

Rome – Jan 19-26, 2018 Tips for Rome   1. Buy the Roma Pass. It comes as 48 hours (~28€ – includes 1 museum) or 72 hours (~38€ – includes 2 museums). Besides the museums, it basically covers the Coliseum, Palatine, … Continue reading

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PORTUGAL – LISBON & PORTO

Portugal Dec 28-Jan 8 2018 Flying always leaves one exhausted, but these are always long days: a healthy walk to the bus, BC ferry from Nanaimo to Vancouver at 8:30, a flight at 23:30 on AirTransat ($458 one-way, a Quebec … Continue reading

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CAMINO PORTUGUES

CAMINO PORTUGUÉS There are many pilgrim paths to Santiago, but the Camino Portugués is the most intimately connected with the life and ministry of St James, as well as to his death and burial. It was along this route at … Continue reading

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PORTUGAL – Travel Facts

Capital and largest city. Lisbon 38°46′N 9°9′W Official languages. Portuguese; Recognised regional languages. Mirandese spoken in some villages of the municipality of Miranda do Douro, was officially recognized in 1999 awarding it an official right-of-use. Portuguese Sign Language is also recognized. Ethnic groups (2011) 96.3% Portuguese. 3.7% others Religion (2011). 81.0% Roman Catholic.  3.3% other Christians, … Continue reading

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PORTUGAL

LISBON Portuguese: Lisboa, is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with a population of 552,700, within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2. Its urban area extends beyond the city’s administrative limits with a population of around 2.7 million people, being the 11th-most populous … Continue reading

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