I recently headed over to Portugal to work on a travel feature. We started off in Porto in the North and then travelled all the way down to Lisbon and then onto the Algarve.

We explored all three destinations by motorcycle sidecar. Our local guide in Lisbon, Daniel Coelho, summed it up by saying “You can smell the engine, the salt in the air, the washing on the lines and the food on people’s dinner tables”.

Key highlights of the trip included visiting LX Factory Complex in Lisbon, which houses numerous great restaurants and bars all located in a huge former printing works.