I was born in Lisbon, before the first man reached the moon! On May 68, I was in Paris, then Lyon and Brussels. I returned to Portugal in 1974, after the Carnation Revolution. I developed a taste for travel reading the books of Jules Verne and the comic books of Tintin and Corto Maltese. My passion for islands has already taken me from the Azores to New Zealand, from Cuba to Santa Catarina or from Bora Bora to Magnetic Island, but it's in Africa, on the beaches of Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe islands or the archipelago of Quirimbas, where I rediscover myself again. A journalist for over 30 years, I switched the hustle and bustle of newsrooms to the tranquility of a rural tourism in Alentejo. Figueirinha Ecoturismo is also the headquarters of the publishing house Contra a Corrente. Here, I like to welcome friends and travelers from all over the world, sharing experiences around the table, savoring the best that Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine has to offer.