The BIG MAC and ART DECO converge in a unique setting, in Porto, Portugal.

Are the ghosts of the art deco Cafe Imperial at peace with the fast-food giant McDonald’s, now occupying its former space on Avenida dos Aliados …

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LELLO BOOKSHOP — An Inspiration for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Books, in Porto, Portugal

Portugal has a rich literary heritage and a number of unique bookshops throughout the country. These are meccas for not only readers and intellectuals but …

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A PRISON MORPHS INTO A PHOTOGRAPHIC MUSEUM IN PORTO, PORTUGAL.

From the outside, it appears as a huge mass of a building constructed using granite blocks, with iron gates and black iron bars on the …

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PORTO, PORTUGAL, a cosmopolitan city with old world charm.

This post on Porto is based on time I spent there last year.  The city of course closed its borders with the onset of the …

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HOW REPURPOSED LEVI BLUE JEANS BECAME AN OUTFIT FOR A HOLLYWOOD LEGEND.

On February 13th, an exhibition called: “Levi Strauss, a History of American Style” opened at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. It covers (and will …

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GINJINHA – Lisbon’s inimitable cherry liqueur.

GINGINHA – THE LOCAL FIX Waking up in the morning in Lisbon, I would open the double doors leading to the balcony and be mesmerized …

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PASTEIS DE BELEM – A Very Lisbon Experience

The One and Only PASTEIS de BELEM. A featured snippet from Trip Advisor: 10,000 reviews January 17, 2018 Pastéis de Belém — meaning Cake of Belém, named after …

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THE EXUBERANCE OF THE LEVI STRAUSS EXHIBITION — as American as Apple Pie.

LEVI STRAUSS:  A HISTORY OF AMERICAN STYLE Levi Strauss and blue denim jeans are embedded in our culture. Walking through this exhibition at the Contemporary …

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Retaining Its Original Footprint and Character, This Space Started Life All Over Again

Lisbon is having a day of it and is presently in rebirth mode. From total dormancy, it has emerged as one of the most exciting …

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RUA GARRETT, ONE OF LISBON’S FINEST SHOPPING STREETS.

Rua Garrett in Lisbon is among the loveliest shopping streets, with a diverse assortment of vendors and a provenance reaching back to the 1700s. Every …

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WELCOME TO PHYL ON THE GO

I am a grandmother to a couple of grown kids and a couple more grand-dogs. I am also the author of phylonthego.com, a Travel Blog incorporating travel, food and lifestyle topics.

I travel a few times a year for many weeks at a time exploring the world, and hope to bring my new-found knowledge and perspective to all who share my passions.

COME ALONG WITH ME ON

the road less traveled

Discover

ADAPTIVE
RE-USE OF SPACE

- repurposing historic gems

All around the world, old abandoned buildings are being restored, very often with a different purpose. I seek out these repurposed spaces in my travels and share what I find with you.