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Last week Portugal, like most of the western world, celebrated St. Valentine’s day. Many travelers chose this time of the year for a romantic getaway. Porto and Lisbon were two of the top destinations for this.

This is easy to understand. With centuries of rich history, charming old quarters peppered with modern art and architecture, friendly people, rich food, and unavoidable wines, Porto is one of the hottest destinations in Europe. So much so that last week it won the award for “Best European Destination for 2014” by the “European Consumers Choice”.

Lisbon doesn't fall short of romantic either. With its seven hills, facing the Tagus, and centuries old alleyways bathed by a natural light that makes you believe you’re in a movie set, Lisbon has an honorary seat in the list of most romantic cities in the World. Like the Daily Mail once described it “even smiling middle-aged couples stroll along its leafy avenues and sun-bleached plazas as if out on a first date.”

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According to the United Nations it can!

UNESCO announced earlier this month that the Mediterranean Diet has been classified as World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Originating from countries like Portugal, Greece, Italy and others, this diet involves a set of skills, knowledge, rituals, and traditions concerning anything in the cycle from farming to consumption of food.

According to the UNESCO the Mediterranean diet helps raising the awareness for healthy and sustainable food and emphasizes values of hospitality, neighborliness, intercultural dialogue and creativity, and a way of life guided by respect for diversity. That’s quite a mouthful! (pun intended)

In practical terms this means a diet with limited amounts of red meat and salt, and rich on plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, and nuts, healthy fats, such as olive oil, eating fish and poultry.

Friendly people, great food. Can you ask for more when you’re visiting a country?!

So, login and make sure you let our experts know that you want a taste of this diet (yes another pun intended!).

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