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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  • Wonderful Hikes In Sintra Cascais Natural Park, From Easy To Challenging 13 hours ago If you’re looking for somewhere to go hiking near Lisbon, Sintra Cascais Natural Park has a wide range of walking trails to suit different fitness levels and interests. You can opt for shaded forest paths in the Sintra Mountains near several UNESCO World Heritage monuments or explore the park’s...
  • Why São Vicente de Fora monastery in Lisbon is worth visiting 1 week ago I only went to São Vicente de Fora monastery because I’d heard it had a good viewpoint. “It’s the best view of Lisbon,” promised the man on reception, “But before the view, there is all this to see,” he said, waving his hand towards a faded poster showing the highlightsRead More...
  • Why Is Golf In Portugal So Popular? 1 week ago Since I know nothing about golf in Portugal, or anywhere else for that matter, I’ve invited professional golf journalist, Andy Waple, to share his insights into the golfing scene in Portugal over a series of articles. This one is designed to give you an overview of Portugal as a golfingRead More...
  • Why You Should Visit Seaside Sesimbra And Its Special Castle 2 weeks ago Off-season Sesimbra is so laid back it’s almost comatose. When my friend and I visited this fishing village / low-key seaside resort town near the Arrabida Natural Park on a somewhat gloomy day in late May, we seemed to be the only people in the streets under the age of 60.Read More → The post...
  • Lazarim Village, Home To Portugal's Most Authentic Carnival Celebrations 3 weeks ago You won’t find any scantily clad ladies parading the cobbled streets of Lazarim for carnival. This tiny village in northern Portugal draws the crowds for its more traditional pre-Lenten celebrations (entrudo in Portuguese), which it claims are the “most genuine in Portugal”. The Caretos of...

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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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