Sobre o livro
Time to get out there. A short pause in your daily routine. a day trip. a weekend getaway. Your annual summer holiday or Christmas break. An undefined time, some place, somewhere. There is always something to experience in Europe’s oldest country. On wheels, on foot or in the air. Or maybe by sea? Something adventurous, aquatic or urban, traditional, gastronomic or cultural. A unique event in the course of a year or the most common of experiences that makes the ordinary extraordinary. By night or by day, at dawn or at dusk. Alone, with strangers or loved ones. Wrapped in history, in contemporary innovation or innovative contemporaneity. In the end, you choose. When, what, who, why, where. Time to get out there.
This is not a travel guide, nor does it intend to be one. This is about stories and histories, people and other living creatures, scents and sounds. There is no chronological order to the one hundred experiences suggested you live in this marvellous country. Geography takes the lead, from the mountainous north to the sun-drenched south. Inland and coast. City and countryside. At the end of each regional chapter, you will find complementary practical information. No sponsored content, just genuine suggestions. Because it is time to get out there.
The idea behind the The Road Less Travelled guide collection came to Dirk Timmerman and Joke Langens during 2020 when travelling abroad became difficult. And nothing like transforming a limitation into an opportunity to discover or rediscover what we have within our own country. These guides are destined not only for those who come from abroad and wish to have different experiences to those provided by mass tourism, but also for the Portuguese, the very same people who have already trodden countless kilometres in Lusitanian lands. The country that has seen us be born and grow still has countless secrets to share.
To embark on this adventure will mean nothing less than an unforgettable experience.