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Alexandra Figueiredo is a journalist and communication consultant with a postgraduation in Psychological Assessment. She's specialized in health journalism and in medical and scientific consultancy. Worked as a radio newscaster and was journalist at SIC Notícias, Expresso, and in two RTP programs, between others. Also coordinated a health program for RTP TV channel. She won several poetry contests, having published poems. She was director of a solidarity association chaired by the former Minister of Health Ana Jorge and was press advisor for the former President of the Portuguese Republic, Dr. Jorge Sampaio, during his time as Ambassador of Tuberculosis in the World. You can follow Alexandra on Instagram.

11 August 2020

A taste of Soalheiro: Alvarinho wine with a secret Portuguese flavor

The municipalities of Monção and Melgaço have a lot to offer. Go up to the belvederes and enjoy the magnificent views of mountains and fields. Discover the […]
6 August 2020

Portugal launches Covid-19
travel insurance for tourists

Turismo de Portugal, Portugal’s national tourism authority, has launched an initiative to support tourism in the country: it is a specialized Covid-19 travel insurance scheme that […]
4 August 2020

Art with Portuguese flavor:
Two locations with a rich history

In 1947 a small restaurant was born in a hut. This restaurant will become an emblematic space where celebrities are constant. Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and […]
30 July 2020

TAP Air Portugal resumes 65 routes in August
and 76 in September

In September, the Portuguese carrier replenishes about 40 percent of its normal pre-Covid operation. About 500 round-trip flights per week in August. In September, TAP will […]
30 July 2020

On the footsteps of James Bond:
Road trip adventures in Portugal

The movie 007 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, debuted in London in 1969. Although it was not acclaimed by critics, we can see in it […]
27 July 2020

Spring in Porto

During the spring of 2019 I went to Porto to attend Portugal Fashion Week. I was excited to see the fashion shows from famous designers in […]
27 July 2020

Portugal to launch reusable mask capable of inactivating virus

Portugal has launched a reusable mask which is reported to neutralize or “inactivate” the virus. The news has been widely reported as a breakthrough in the […]
27 July 2020

New campaign to boost Portuguese resilience in Covid-19 times

On June 24th, 1128, at the Battle of São Mamede in Guimarães, Afonso Henriques founded Portugal. To celebrate this significant date, in a year in which […]
23 July 2020

Why do I love Lisbon?

When I first arrived in Portugal back in 1998, Lisbon was displaying its charms to the world during the World Expo. Portugal beauties and tourist attractions […]
19 July 2020
Pao de lo

Pão de Ló de Margaride: An enduring tradition in Portugal

In a small house at the foot of the hill an old woman crumbles a piece of bread with her fingers, brings it to the lips […]
16 July 2020

Cities respond to Covid-19 crisis:
Interview with Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga

Braga is one of the most visited cities in Portugal. This city is the 3rd biggest in the country, but so far remains with a low […]
11 July 2020

Sintra: Mysticism and Romance

It is perhaps the most famous destination from Lisbon, and it is not too difficult to understand why. It is a classical experience, a breathtaking journey […]
7 July 2020

Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum: A Light from Cascais to the World

“At night I am a diamond that turns to warn men, for whom I live, even when I do not see them.” It is with this […]
7 July 2020

Douro Valley: The Cradle of Port Wine

Boundaries were determined for the Douro Valley’s vineyards in 1756, making it the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, even though grape harvest and wine […]
2 July 2020

Spain-Portugal border reopens after three-month closure

The border between Portugal and Spain was reopened on June 2nd in an official ceremony led by Spain’s King Felipe VI and the president of Portugal, […]
1 July 2020

The Place That Stopped Time: Agroturism in Portugal

At Herdade do Amarelo, inserted in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, between the foothills of the Serra de São Domingos and the sea, the only clock […]
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