João is tired of the same routine and decides to take a weekend trip.
Years after walking the Caminho de Santiago in our first “Passo a Passo” film, your favourite Portuguese / Canadian pilgrims are back at it again, this time to walk the beautiful Rota Vicentina! To spare you from the foot blisters, Rui and Joel do the hard work for you, trekking through challenging sand dunes all […]
Manuel travels from Portugal to Italy on a trip to visit the Colosseum in Rome. His Portuguese tour guide, Isabel, teaches him a little bit about the history.
Raquel was sad when her parents told her they would be spending their summer holidays somewhere different than usual. Fortunately, it turned out to be an unforgettable trip to Portimão!
Vasco writes an informal email to Barbara after returning from a vacation they went on along with their significant others.
A tourist and his partner arrive at the airport in Lisbon. Follow along as they get help buying SIM cards for their cellphones.
Of Évora’s various monuments, the Chapel of Bones is one that’s as incredible as it is frightening!
Learn about Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in mainland Portugal. Correction on Line 5: We recorded this as “1933 metros”, but the actual elevation is “1993 metros”.
(Personal note from Joel): Sue Williams and her husband David are long-time Practice Portuguese members. After I read Sue’s sailing memoir about their adventures and hardships while crossing the ocean from Canada to Portugal (and beyond… then back home again!), I enjoyed it so much that we requested permission from Sue and her publisher to […]
Learn about Pico, one of the beautiful islands of the Azores and home to the highest peak in Portugal.
Hugo returns from a trip to Paris and complains to Matilde about his struggle to order his usual coffee.
Learn more about the city of Aveiro and why it’s known as the “Venice of Portugal”.
Listening Practice! A local woman named Rosa shares her story with author Lena Strang. As Dona Rosa discusses her life, dreams, and what keeps her busy, it’s clear that she has a lot of love for her family and country.
Leiria is a lively city in central Portugal with a beautiful castle, year-round festivals, and plenty of pine trees!
Learn more about a group of students and their visit to the National Museum of Ancient Art.
Learn more about João’s trip from Lisbon to Régua aboard a historic train.
Bernardo regrets buying a cheap plane ticket on Bacalhau Airways and decides to take it out on the flight attendant.
Learn more about the city of Portimão, a destination in the south of Portugal with beautiful beaches and a rich history.
A woman writes in her diary about a wonderful trip to the Douro River valley!
Learn more about the various historical sites you can visit in the city of Coimbra!
Learn more about Dino Park, a theme park for all ages where you can explore different periods of Earth’s history and see life-size models of dinosaurs!
After a long flight to Portugal, Joe is hoping to relax in his hotel room. Unfortunately, the guests next door are not making it easy.
Fátima is one of Portugal’s most emblematic religious sites, with millions visiting the shrine each year.
Isabel and Luísa are college students who take a break to explore the beautiful and historic city of Évora!