TRAVEL. EUROPE. PORTUGAL. WILDLIFE.

What a day trip from Porto taught me about Portugal’s biodiversity

Two white storks standing under a tree.
Two white storks standing under a tree.
White Storks at Gaia Biological Park. Photo by author.


A photographic journey of discovery

A black-and-white striped butterfly on a pink flower.
A black-and-white striped butterfly on a pink flower.
The Iberian Scarce Swallowtail, Iphiclides feisthamelii, is a common butterfly in Portugal despite the name. Photo: Andrew Theophilou.


Travel. Hiking. Portugal.

The wild winding lanes of rural Beira Baixa.

An olive grove in Beira Baixa. Credit: Andrew Theophilou.


How lifting water lowered my cholesterol

A man lowering a bucket into a water well.
A man lowering a bucket into a water well.
Photo of author. Credit: Andrew Theophilou.


SATIRE

Let’s drop ‘organic’ and stop bickering about ‘burgers’

Photo by Nathan Van de Graaf on Unsplash


I moved into a tent out of necessity, not choice

Photo by Andrew Theophilou


How to integrate as a gardener abroad

Large Psammodromus (Psammodromus algirus). Photo by Andrew Theophilou


The timekeeping lessons I learned off-the-grid

An off-grid shower made from a bucket and a country view.
An off-grid shower made from a bucket and a country view.
Bathroom With a View. Photo by Andrew Theophilou.


How I grow my own food, off-grid and on the move

Photo by Andrew Theophilou.

In Search of the Good Life in Pure Portugal

Andrew Theophilou

I’m a writer with previous experience in education, NGOs and advertising. I have an active interest in conservation and a passive interest in making money.

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