Category Archives: Portugal

12 Things you should be aware of when backpacking and hitch-hiking in Portugal

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Food & Drink  1) Typical food and what not to buy Typical food in Portugal consists of soup and as a main course grilled fish or grilled meat with rice or chips. The cheapest and most popular snack are bifanas, … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Competition – week 60

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 60th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition! This week we will be looking at photos sent into our Facebook page between 13th and 20th September. This week we’ve got more than the usual amount of … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Competition – week 54

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 54th edition of our Travel Photography Competition where this week we are showing the very best photos sent into our  Facebook page between 28th July and 3rd August. Life has been hectic in the world of Hitch-HikersHandbook as we have … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Competition – week 53

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 53rd edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition. This week we are reviewing photos published on our Facebook page between 20th and 27th July. Maybe you have noticed the recent irregularity in our posting but that’s due to the … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Competition – week 47

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 47th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition. This week we are reviewing photos published on our Facebook page between 1st and 8th June. The first winner shows Ponte da Arrábida in Porto, Portugal. This … Continue reading

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Hitch-hiking in Portugal: advantages and disadvantages

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Advantages Let us be frank from the beginning, hitch-hiking in Portugal isn’t easy, but looking beyond the hours you will spend staring down an empty roads or alternatively watching hundreds of potential lifts whizzing by, there are some positives to … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Competition – week 44

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Hello everyone on this beautiful June weekend and welcome to the 44th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition. This week we are reviewing photos published on our Facebook page between 8th and 15th May. Here in Barcelona, the weather outside … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Competition – week 43

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Hello everyone! It’s the weekend which means that we’ve got for you three fresh stunning pictures in our Travel Photography Competition. This week we are reviewing photos  published on our Facebook page between 30th April and 7th May. One of the … Continue reading

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Portugal: hitch-hiker’s essentials

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Types of roads 1. Auto estradas (A) – motorways with the speed limit of 120 km/h. A number of auto estradas are linked with the Spanish motorway system and are normally toll roads. Rather confusingly each auto estrada forms part or … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Competition – week 41

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 41st edition of our popular weekly Travel Photography Competition. As every week, we have for you a fresh selection of photos, which got the biggest number of votes on our Facebook page between 14th … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Competition – week 40

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 40th edition of our popular weekly Travel Photography Competition. Have you already decided where you’d like to travel this year? If not, maybe our competition will help you make up your mind, as every … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Competition – week 38

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 38th edition of our Travel Photography Competition. As happens every week, we’ve got for you three beautiful photos, sent by our contributing photographers from around the world, which got the largest number of votes. … Continue reading

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