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Porto Seguro: Brazil’s Discovery Coast

Beaches of Porto Seguro Brazil

It was a dozen kilometres north of today’s Porto Seguro that Pedro Álvares Cabral claimed Brazil for the Portuguese Crown on 22 April 1500. Note that I don’t say discovered Brazil. It’s not out of an overtly strong sensitivity about the Eurocentric word ‘discovery’, no. It’s because he simply didn’t. There had been at least […]

Best and Worst of the Cyclades

Best hotels I stayed in: Chez Sophie Santorini, Polikandia Folegandros, Grotta Naxos Best food: Milos, Mykonos, Syros. Best restaurants I ate in: Filippos Kea (grill), Baboulas Mykonos, Floisvos (Milos), Simos (Sifnos). Best single meal: Baboulas Mykonos (Mussels cooked in seawater is out of this world). Best view: Santorini caldera from Akrotiri (not from Oia). Best […]