slabs of chocolate

I can’t believe it’s time for the annual chocolate festival in Óbidos again. I actually made it to the festival last year, having narrowly missed it in 2011. If you’re drooling at the thought of a whole festival dedicated to chocolate, here’s my advice for getting the most out of your experience. Top tipsRead More →

wooden shields and fake weapons

Whenever I stand on ancient castle walls, I find myself trying to imagine what life was like when the castles housed royalty and their grounds contained thriving marketplaces buzzing with people, produce, livestock and flies. When I visit Óbidos during its annual medieval fair, however, I don’t need to stretch my imagination veryRead More →