Restaurante Pensao FLAVIO, Chaves, Portugal Best Restaurant EVER!!

Restaurante Pensao Flavio
I sometimes, not often enough, write reviews on tripadvisor and have never before given a 5 (their top rating) as I thought that no matter how good it was, if I give a 5 then I have nowhere to go if I find THE best restaurant. Restaurante Pensao FLAVIO gets a 5 from me because it is THE best restaurant I have ever been to.

Chaves, Northern Portugal

Chaves
Chaves is another city Joerg and I have fallen in love with. It has loads to see and do, has THE BEST RESTAURANT EVER (my next post) as well as being picturesque and photogenic all in one. I look forward to visiting it again sometime.

No-knead Bread with Corn

Corn bread
This is an incredibly quick and easy bread with a lot of wow factor. People tend to be in awe of someone who can bake bread, but this is as easy as making a cup of tea and about as quick to prepare.

Restaurant Miranda Marlene, Bragança, Portugal

Collard greens soup Bragança
We are always on the lookout for local, traditional restaurants where we tend to be the only foreigners and the food is rustic but super. Tourist destinations where the food has been adapted to the European palette, i.e. same old same old, is not what we want. And we ticked all the boxed with Miranda Marlene.

Bragança, northern Portugal

Bragança, northern Portugal
 Bragança
Joerg and I aren’t city people, but we both loved our stay in Bragança and will definitely go back there again. The city has also cleverly provided a huge free parking area for campers with trees and green areas, so not just a piece of tarmac. And it’s right next to the castle so beautiful and accessible to the city at the same time. Awesome.

On the road again! Northern Spain

Ozaeta Dam and National Park
So finally after a 7 month break, I’m back to blogging!! Life just got in the way, sigh. We are now back on the road and I have every intention of boring you with all the details about our fantastic adventures, so feel free to come along for the ride if you’d like to.

Fantastic Faro Fish Restaurant

Restaurant: Peixe Assado, Moinhos do grelha, Faro
The restaurant
This is just an amazing fish restaurant on the estuary on the periphery of Faro. We discovered it by chance on one of our cycles and I will voluntarily cycle 25km ONE WAY to have lunch there. Believe me, as a not-particularly-good-cyclist, this says it all for the quality of this restaurant.

Welcome to Portugal!

Singing sunset near Quarteira
Okay, so we’ve been here for 3 months already, but I just had to tell you all about South Africa before I could tell you all about Portugal. We are LOVING Portugal as always, so let’s get up to date shall we.

Beetroot Avocado Prawn Starter

 Beetroot Avocado Prawn Starter
I do like food to look good as well as taste good and this one certainly hits the mark for me. Put easy to make into the equation and I am beside myself with joy. And some store cupboard staples too, sigh, I’m just jelly.

Signal Hill, Cape Town, and John Lennon

 Signal Hill
Like I mentioned in my Cape Town post, my sister-in-law and I walked the dogs on the mountain every day and one of our walks was just under Signal Hill with beautiful views across Cape Town bay and city. How lucky to live in such a beautiful place, or even just visit it in our case.