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Portugal is a captivating, sun-drenched land of diversity packed into an area smaller than the state of Indiana. Exploring this fascinating country, National Geographic Traveler: Portugal, 2nd Edition opens with a detailed introduction to the country's history, food, land, and culture. From the hidden alleys and grand palaces of Lisbon, Portugal's elegant capital city, to the beautiful gardens of the remote Madeira Islands off the Atlantic coast, readers will discover each of the country's seven regions. Special detailed sidebars discuss such diverse topics as Portugal's famous wines and the sultry and soulful music known as Fado.
A hefty Travelwise section includes extensive lists of handpicked hotels and restaurants and insider tips on the best tours. With meticulous maps and lavish photography, this second edition of National Geographic Traveler: Portugal ensures an exciting and memorable trip.
Completely updated and revised, with brand-new photographs, the second edition includes new experiential sidebars, insider tips from National Geographic experts and others, as well as a useful "charting your trip" section that helps you plot your upcoming trip to this beautiful country.
FIONA DUNLOP's peripatetic life has led her from the Australian beaches of her birth to an upbringing in London, and jobs in Italy and Monte Carlo. She has written for numerous publications, and has authored travel guides to Portugal, India, Indonesia, Singapore & Malaysia, Vietnam, Mexico, Costa Rica, and southern Africa. Dunlop visits Andalucia frequently to write in what she considers to be the optimum conditions, combining sol y sombra (sun and shade) with delectable tapas.