When traveling alone, choosing the right destination is more important than ever. Safety, a vibrant social scene and friendly travelers and locals is high on the list of must haves. Luckily, there are cities in Europe that are teeming with...Continue reading
Porto sits where the Douro river meets the Atlantic Ocean, and its small size and abundance of points of interest makes for the perfect quick visit. Located in the North of Portugal, the city has an air of decadence comparable...Continue reading
As a result of COVID-19, travel rules and regulations are in a constant flux. Omio has gathered all the latest updates on travel restrictions across Europe in the Open Travel Index. This online resource serves as an interactive discovery tool...Continue reading
Food is an important part of the culture of Portugal, and locals love to spend many hours each day sitting around the dining table with family and friends. Restaurants serve dinner until midnight, as the people of Porto tend to eat dinner late in the evening and meals often take a long time with many small dishes to share on the table. The city of Porto is known for its delicious and fresh seafood that features in many of the local dishes. One of the most popular local dishes is bacalhau com natas, which is codfish baked in a rich and flavorful cream sauce. To try this and other authentic Porto cuisines, head to Adega Vila Mea on the Rua dos Caldeireiros. This restaurant serves a variety of traditional Porto dishes, featuring seafood and pork. Those seeking an upmarket dining experience may want to try O Paparico, where every dish features a prominent Portuguese element which is enhanced with modern and innovative cooking methods. Vegetarians should go to Casa da Horta which offers traditional Porto dishes made using only vegetarian ingredients. The restaurant only uses organic and local ingredients, and offers a communal method of cooking where everyone can get involved.