Fortifying in Porto

We wandered up the steep hill to the mirador at Mosteiro da Serra Pilar and gazed over the River Duomo and its iconic bridge at the Old Town. We could hear lots of singing and cheering and thought that perhaps Jigsaw's InstaCat fanbase had surprised us but alas, we'd happened to time our visit to… Continue reading Fortifying in Porto

The Life of Tiley

Once upon a time there was a Portuguese chap called Alfonso Rodriquez Tiley, he was a wonder with ceramics and through his short but troubled life he created, the 'tile'. After his fateful demise as a result of the Portuguese Inquisition, many of his followers, he was a popular guy and well travelled, decided to… Continue reading The Life of Tiley