We made it to Lisbon and the end of the European leg of our cycle tour. We celebrate with red wine, sardines and fado. On the way we check out the King’s playground in Sintra and dine out on breakfast for What’s in the Pot?.
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers
Here’s another book I’ve just finished and liked. I’m partly putting these up here for anyone interested and as a record for myself in future!
Sun, sand and sardines in the 11th episode of the How Are You? Where Are You? podcast recorded in Peniche on the western tip of Portugal. After riding down the Atlantic coast from Porto, we discuss our small diversion in-land to the historic university of Coimbra and take you out on the town for a sardine dinner.
There are lots of times this style of travel is everything you dream it might be…liberating, challenging, flexible and the best way to spend time with local people. Then you meet someone who seems to embody the spirit of it in a way that makes your trip feel super organised and almost clinical.
Episode nine of the How Are You? Where Are You? podcast comes to you from the banks of the Rio Tamega in Northern Portugal. We discuss the changing dynamics of our trip as we find ourselves with more time on our hands in this wonderful country and What’s in the Pot is brought to you from a creepy campground.
When I listened to this album I felt like I was in a French cafe that had just been inundated by circus folk. There are a few quieter pop tunes but it is also pretty hectic in places. I enjoyed the raucous instrumentation and collaborative vocals but this is not music made for cycling in the peaceful countryside. Fav track – Sur la route.
Cheerful and energetic, like our friend Florence who recommended it!