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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 — …

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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 …

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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 …

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the road less traveled