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Portugal 7 – Aveiro

In between Porto and Lisbon, we stayed in Aveiro, a town that boasts canals and is sometimes called the Portuguese Venice.  Our first stop was the fish market around the corner from our hotel.  Though small, with no more than 15 stalls, it had charm and the people were friendly.  A vendor selling eels (center) ... Read more

Portugal 6 – Minho Province

As always, friendly faces prevailed at the gigantic Feira de Barcelos open-air market. This market has been held here since the early fifteenth century, and is a must-see if you’re in the area. It is the largest market in Portugal, and one of the largest in Europe. Every Thursday, the vendors fill the tree-lined Campo ... Read more

Photo Tour Travelers

Wow…  Five countries (Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Armenia) in six weeks. Mehmet Özbalci organized this tour through his company Fantastic Photo Tours, based in Istanbul, Turkey.  We used him in 2016 for a tour of Turkey, and liked his approach so much that we decided to use him again for these countries. I thought we would ... Read more

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