A university student currently studying Spanish and Portuguese. I love nothing more than food and sports, and if I can combine those passions with traveling, then I'm a happy guy!
I had cycled past this view many times before I actually stopped to take a photo of it. The trouble with it is that it's about two thirds of the way up a climb I tackle at the end of my rides, meaning that I'm generally too absorbed to want to stop or just too eager to get home.
The idea of doing a study abroad is certainly an appealing one, jetting off to a faraway country to spend a year soaking up the sun on idyllic beaches, exploring new cities and of course enjoying the food and drink. But far from being a glorified gap year, studying in another country means that when you come back, you will have a variety of useful skills that make you more employable.
Noshi Right in the heart of Porto, Noshi is the perfect place to go for someone who wants to eat healthier without even noticing it! They manage to create incredible sweet treats without using any sugar, and often avoid gluten or dairy as well. The chocolate mousse is simply amazing (an opinion backed up by everyone I excitedly forced to try it) whilst the hot chocolate is beautifully rich. For those who aren’t quite as obsessed with chocolate, try their cheesecake and take your pick from the range of quality coffees that they offer.
More famous for its port wine than its food culture, Porto is nonetheless a real gem for any foodie. With exquisite seafood, a mix of Portuguese and world cuisine, and a surprising array of vegetarian and vegan options, Porto’s food scene really does cater for everyone.
He may not have been considered among the top tier of pre-race favourites, but Thomas has impressed with his assured ride to grand tour greatness over the last three weeks. However, should this victory really have come as a surprise? There are a number of reasons why the Welshman’s yellow jersey win was perhaps not expected, but has certainly not come out of the blue.