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Ricardo Rio is a Portuguese economist and politician, currently serving as the Mayor of Braga. He became Mayor in the 2013 local elections and won in 2017 a second term with 53% of the votes. He is currently President of the Board of the cross-border association of municipalities “Eixo Atlântico do Noroeste Peninsular”, President of the Executive Council of the Intermunicipal Community of Cávado and chairs the Boards of Directors of Municipal Companies Theatro Circo and InvestBraga. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors, a member of the Committee of the Regions of the EUROCITIES network and a member of the board of ATP (Porto Tourism Association). He has been shortlisted for the 2021 World Mayor Prize.

5 March 2021

Braga: the Authentic City

Braga has a multiplicity of touristic offerings and experiences capable of responding to different demands and interests. It is a city with an unusual history, known, […]
4 March 2021

This 400 km cycling path takes you from Paris to Normandy

Do you enjoy cycling? Do you like to get lost in nature and admire the cultural heritage that France has to offer? If that’s the case, […]
4 March 2021

A historical train journey to Tua Valley

1. A journey back in time From the sound of the wheels on the ancestral rails to the wind in your hair, or the black smoke […]
4 March 2021

Discovering Doel, a Belgian ghost town

There is something specific in ruins, abandoned cities and villages that attracts people – the possibility of imagining what was once there, how life went on […]
3 March 2021

10 Instagrammable places in Venice

Let’s talk about Venice and the fine places you can go to take pictures for your Instagram. Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is […]
2 March 2021

Discover the yellow city of Izamal in Mexico

Imagine a city within a city. Imagine walking amid the ruins of the Maya civilization, covered in lush vegetation, then you stop for a moment and […]
2 March 2021

10 Fascinating facts about the Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest, otherwise known as Amazonia or “Amazon jungle”, represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests. It comprises the largest and most biodiverse tract […]
1 March 2021

Porto and Northern Portugal Tourism launch campaign to (re)discover the region – virtually

The Tourism of Porto and Northern Portugal region have launched a campaign on its Facebook page inviting followers to (re)visit the destination through videos that show […]
26 February 2021

5 airports you must book a window seat for

Aisle or window? That’s a question I’m sure many of us are familiar with. Whether you’re an aisle or a window person, here are 5 airports […]
26 February 2021

10 oldest countries in the world

Humans appeared on Earth around seven million years ago and after a while began to build communities from small villages to big cities and countries. Countries […]
25 February 2021

Island in South Korea becomes a paradise of purple

The South Korean island of Banwol has taken a bold step: authorities decided to paint everything purple. wanted to do something different to make itself more […]
25 February 2021

The European countries with the most nature reserves

There’s a lot that has been cancelled over the last year but one thing we’ve still been able to enjoy is nature. More than ever, we’ve […]
24 February 2021

Modern Family Travels, specialising in LGBTQ and family travellers

Partners Sarah Lee and Elizabeth Belcher created Modern Family Travels, providing travel advice and recommendations and specialising in travel for LGBTQ individuals. Using personal experiences from […]
23 February 2021

10 best things to do in Cambodia

Do you really know Cambodia? I am sure you have heard the country’s name, but do you know why this country is special? Cambodia is a […]
22 February 2021

Macau aims for 10 million visitors in 2021

Macau Government Tourism Office has drawn up five specific strategies in the hopes of enabling Macau to reach its ambitious goal of 10 million visitors in […]
19 February 2021

10 amazing safaris in Africa

A safari is an overland journey which, in the past was often related to hunting wild animals. However nowadays it refers more to observing wild animals, […]
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