The creative gravitational pull seems to be dragging a lot of people to Portugal at the moment. It has many selling points; a liberal Government, a good standard of living for less money than most European nations, sun, sea… the usual. We’ve noticed a lot of creative types and spiritually-inclined folk heading there to tap into these offerings and so it was only a matter of time before DLTM went to investigate, spending just over two weeks whizzing up and down the west coast of Portugal to check out some of the sights and see what all the fuss is about.

Needless to say the┬ácountry stole our heart and we had an absolute blast for the whole two weeks, whether it was driving along a highway covered in graffiti or slinking our way down a cliff to a secret beach. There is something quite magical about that┬ácountry, beyond the people and the places (and those utterly addictive custard tarts), the land itself seems to resonate at a higher frequency. Don’t take our word for it, jump on a plane and get over there yourself. If you’re still not sure here are a few photos from our adventures…

The beach at Sagres
The beach at Sagres
An abandoned farmhouse way out in Alentejo's countryside
An abandoned farmhouse way out in the Alentejo countryside
Carvalhal Beach in Alentejo
Carvalhal Beach in Alentejo
Pretty architecture in Lisbon
Pretty architecture in Lisbon
Sunset and the moon in Sines
Sunset and the moon in Sines
Praia da Ursa, the 'secret beach'
Praia da Ursa, the ‘secret beach’
Lisbon in the heat of the afternoon sun
Lisbon in the heat of the afternoon sun
Praia da Ursa was a particularly special place
Praia da Ursa was a particularly special place
An unusually grey facade in Lisbon
An unusually grey facade in Lisbon
Woodland in one of Lisbon's national parks
Woodland in one of Lisbon’s national parks
A traditional windmill in the south of the country
A traditional windmill in the south of the country
Lisbon is full of colour
Lisbon is full of colour
A train passing by the beach at Meia Praia
A train passing by the beach at Meia Praia
The cliff faces at Ponta da Piedade
The cliff faces at Ponta da Piedade