Portugal in nr. 1 of the TOP10 countries to be visited in 2013!
Top 10 countries for 2013
For the fifth year, we have captured what's happening on the travel scene. As usual, we focused on destinations we think will be hot - or at least should be. All this is of course based on dubious rumours, crazy speculations and a bit of travel experience.This is Globe Spots' Top 10 for 2013. Off you go, now.
Full article here: http://www.globespots.com/besttravel.php?year=2013
Portugal oozes 'old European charm'. Medieval towns and historical quarters are full of squares, churches and monasteries. Narrow lanes are flanked by old skew houses with crooked balconies draped in drying laundry. Here, neighbours still share the latest gossip or discuss politics from their windows. Pastry shops and taverns are found in such abundance it makes you wonder whether the Portuguese eat at home at all. The pace is soothingly slow and any day seems to be a good day for a drink. Chances are that after a few days in Portugal, you’ll find yourself sitting in a small square with a glass of tawny port in your hand, no matter whether you previously liked the stuff or not. It's just one of those things Portugal does to you.