Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

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Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal
Discovering and sharing the delights and surprises of living and travelling in Portugal (by Julie Dawn Fox)
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  • 9 Reasons To Visit Marvao Castle And Medieval Village 2 weeks ago When I first visited Marvão, in the Alto Alentejo region of Portugal, I was on foot and weary after a couple of botched attempts to follow a walking trail uphill to the village. After eventually finding the correct cobbled path through the cork oaks, I emerged in a fairy taleRead More → The post...
  • Where To Stay In The Algarve. Guide To The Best Algarve Accommodation & Locations 2 months ago The Algarve region is one of Portugal’s most popular destinations, thanks mainly to its pleasant climate and stunning beaches. The caves and cliff stacks that back golden sands and turquoise waters (when the light is right) draw holidaymakers in their droves but the Algarve is more diverse than...
  • Best Lisbon Boat Tours For Romance, Views And Family Fun 2 months ago The wide waters of the Tagus River are an integral part of Lisbon’s identity and history. As well as reflecting the kind of light that inspires poetry, the river brings the city boats of all sizes carrying fish, workers, tourists and shipping containers from distant shores. Intrepid navigators...
  • 25 Things To Do In Coimbra: Why You Definitely Need More Than 1 Day 2 months ago In all my years of blogging about Portugal, I’ve neglected to tell you about the many things to do in Coimbra. This pretty riverside city, presided over by a UNESCO Word Heritage university, has a fascinating history that visibly dates back to Roman times. As the first place I livedRead More...
  • Cool Swimming Pools Near Vila Nova de Poiares In Central Portugal 2 months ago Many people in the Vila Nova de Poiares neighbourhood learned to swim in the swimming pools at Recreio da Fraga leisure complex (nicknamed Fraggle Rock in our house) but it became neglected and was closed down for many years. Thanks to the efforts of the local council and local investment, theRead...

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Website Reviews » There are 32 reviews on Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

Ayson
13:12 PM October 20, 2012

One of my favourite Portugal blogs! Informative - interesting - and written by a generous and warm-hearted blogger - highly recommended reading!

Paul
18:30 PM December 03, 2012

Well written, warm, informative and with a sense of humour. Great blog for the highs and lows of being an expat in Portugal.

Teresa
18:36 PM December 03, 2012

Congrats!! Great blog from my country, Portugal! Delightful to read every word!

Shaz
18:42 PM December 03, 2012

I really enjoy this blog as it makes me want to go to, visit, eat or just partake in all the things talked about!

Katrine Carstens
18:47 PM December 03, 2012

Julie's writing colourfully brings Portugal to life and gives excellent insights into being an expat there.

Olga
18:47 PM December 03, 2012

A very informative and highly original blog which works well both for expats and for Portuguese as it brings the many lived experiences in Portugal into dialogue. The language of the blogger is lively and humourous as she invites the reader to join her on a journey across the country.

Karen
08:18 AM December 04, 2012

It takes you to familiar and unfamiliar places, through familiar and unfamiliar experiences, and brings them alive with vivid descriptions and just the right touch of humour - a very personal view of Portugal. Great blog!

Cristi Moise
09:30 AM December 04, 2012

Good luck !

Marianne Elizabeth
09:45 AM December 04, 2012

I've only visited the southern area of Portugal - known as the Algarve - but Julie's blog makes me want to take the five hour drive from my home in southern Spain much more often than I should. This blog is very well written and with wonderful photographs, making areas of Portugal jump out and come alive for you, from the computer screen. I always look forward to new posts as they are published and if you are not a follower, then I suggest you sign up, right away. I promise you wont be disappointed. Well done, Julie - keep up the good work!

Lynn Lees
10:49 AM December 04, 2012

Great blog with awesome photos!

Aisha Ashraf
14:44 PM December 04, 2012

I've never been to Portugal but thanks to Julie's descriptions and skill in telling the story behind the scenes, I'd know exactly where to come for information and background if I ever had the opportunity to visit. The history alone is a draw even if you're not interested in info and pics - Julie makes it come alive...

Robert
16:31 PM December 04, 2012

I've been enjoying these postings since the start. Nice text, nice photos. The one on driving was interesting, observant and thoughtful - and not overly negative. Keep up the good work, Julie.

Stina Jacox
22:12 PM December 04, 2012

I love to follow Julie's adventures!

Jennay
22:32 PM December 04, 2012

I really have enjoyed this blog-her photography is AmaZing!! I really hope you win the award-you deserve it!!

Gene Silva
23:37 PM December 04, 2012

I have a deep understanding of Portugal and its people. My parents were born there, I have visited and conducted business in two of its major cities, and I have been active in the Portuguese - American community for over forty years. Julie's blog is the best I have read (and follow) in both Portuguese and English. She has captured the character and personality of the people, her appreciation of the country's history is surprisingly good and her taste in what is on offer in the rural areas she visits in her travels mirrors my own. She is most deserving of "five stars".

Margarita
00:26 AM December 05, 2012

Seeing Portugal through Julie's words and pictures is a revelation. When I get there, I think I'll feel right at home!

Limei Shimmen
00:58 AM December 05, 2012

Julie, you deserve it :-) All the best! Limei Singapore

Anne
08:13 AM December 05, 2012

this just gets better and better! Hope you win!

Julianne Baker
09:41 AM December 05, 2012

Good luck me dear

Mick
09:57 AM December 05, 2012

The best blog about Portugal I have ever come across. Her comments are illuminating giving a great insight to life in Portugal.Stunning photographs accompany her writing. Always enjoyable often with a quirky sense of humour. I love it!

Katka Garaiova
11:59 AM December 05, 2012

Hey Julie, I'm voting for you. I enjoy reading your blog very much, thank you!

Andrea
12:04 PM December 05, 2012

Through her extensive travel and research of Portugal she manages to impart all the necessary practical information but with artistic insight and humour, making it really good fun to read!

Jose
14:03 PM December 05, 2012

Julie's stories provide interesting insights on the delights and unique experiences that are available to those who want to live or visit Portugal.

Esther Beugeling
16:55 PM December 05, 2012

Love the A to Z of Portugal. After meeting you in Porto, I know your personality is part of your blog.

Vivienne
17:07 PM December 05, 2012

I always enjoy reading Julie's blog. I visit Central Portugal whenever I can and her articles and fabulous photographs certainly make me want to explore further afield on my next visit. A truly talented travel writer!

Jules
20:07 PM December 05, 2012

Brilliant blog for anyone who's thinking of going to Portugal or who's already been there.

Carla
23:25 PM December 05, 2012

Great blog!Some interesting writing and fantastic photos!

Lucy
13:02 PM December 06, 2012

A great blog that's helped inspire my first visit to Portugal next year!

Bryon
16:35 PM December 06, 2012

Such a delight to experience Portugal through Julies Blog. I hope to visit there in the near future to trace my Portuguese ancestry. Her stories and photos are very informative and written with care and love for the country. So glad i discovered her blog.

Val Crighton
21:00 PM December 06, 2012

I'm so pleased that lots of people like your blog.You certainly deserve to win.

Haroun Cherif
01:58 AM September 26, 2014

great blog!!! I have been living in Portugal for more than 14 years now and never have regretted my decision to leave Belgium!

Sarah Correa Desa
13:05 PM October 03, 2014

Super blog all about Portugal.

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