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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  • How To Feel Special On A Douro Valley Private Tour 2 weeks ago I’ve visited the Douro Valley countless times and every time I go, I learn, see and experience something new. On this occasion, instead of the small groupDouro Valley tours I’d previously tried, I decided to go for the private wine tour experience to see how it differs from small groupRead More...
  • Douro Valley Highlights: São João da Pesqueira & São Salvador do Mundo 3 weeks ago Much of the Douro Valley’s tourism is currently centred between Lamego and Pinhão but the wine-producing activity extends way beyond the Douro River, to the town of São João da Pesqueira and beyond. The small town in the hills to the south of the river, after which this Douro sub-districtRead...
  • How Portugal Is Preparing To Reopen For Tourism: June Update 4 weeks ago Since I wrote my last update on the COVID-19 situation and when it will be possible to travel to Portugal again, things have been going more or less according to plan. On the whole, the phased deconfinement throughought May proved successful and as at the beginning of June 2020 mostRead More...
  • Online Experiences And Virtual Tours In Portugal And Beyond 3 months ago I’ve often found one of the great delights of taking tours while travelling comes from putting yourself into the hands of a local expert who is passionate about where they live. Their tours give you those little insights into their world, tiny nuggets of information you just don’t get fromRead...
  • Golfing in Portugal During the Coronavirus Pandemic 3 months ago After weeks of being in lockdown and a State of Emergency, Portugal is taking gradual steps to ease out of confinement. Thanks to the nature of golf as an outdoor pursuit for low numbers of people, golf courses are among the first sports facilities to reopen. But that doesn’t meanRead More...

ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2012: Portugal Gold Award!

This blog won the Gold Award for best expat blog in Portugal!

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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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