Portuguese Cod Fish

Cod is probably one of the few fishes that can be cooked a thousand different ways, and rarely is the result anything less than successful. You can cook it, bake it, grill it, poach it, you can marinate it, slice it into a carpaccio, prepare it with vegetables and tomato sauce (a sauce that in Catalonia is called samfaina), al pil-pil hand-made garlic mayonnaise, or just grilled, the … [Read more...]

The Way: The final destination

This is it, the last day of the journey that Fiona has been taking us on. She is following the path that is described in the new movie from Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez, "The Way." If you missed the previous parts of the journey you can check them out here: Part One, Part Two and Part Three. ================== Santiago de Compostela is the final destination of our Camino de Santiago … [Read more...]

The Way: Pontevedra in Spain

we continue with Part Three of Fiona's journey following the path from the new Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez movie, "The Way." If you missed them, here is Part One and Part Two. ================ Arriving in Pontevedra, you can’t help but notice that the city has a close affinity with the sea.  From the city’s shipyards to its fishing ports and bustling harbour, Pontevedra is like a … [Read more...]

The Way: Camino Starting Point: Oporto

We continue our journey following the path from the new Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez movie "The Way." This is Part Two. You may want to start with Part One if you missed it. ====================== Porto (or Oporto as it is known in Portuguese) may be providing us with a starting point for our Camino pilgrimage, but the city also regularly draws thousands of wine tourists, all looking to … [Read more...]

The Way: A guest-post series from Fiona Hillard

When I was thinking about how I wanted to map out my guest-posts while on vacation in France I did some outreach to a few people who I felt wrote great travel posts, particularly about places that I have not been to, or have been to but don't have quite the knowledge base of the locale and culture like I do for France.  When I reached out to Fiona, who had already written a couple of guest-posts … [Read more...]

Pasteis de Nata: A Taste of Heaven in Lisbon (Guest post)

I have a lot of people sending me emails about guest-posting, but I often turn them down because they don't match up with what I feel Misadventures with Andi is all about. On occasion I do have guest-posters that work for companies looking to advertise, but when I do choose to invite them here it is because they are passionate about travel. And that is why Fiona is guest-posting today. Yes, she … [Read more...]