Portugal Voted Top Place to Visit This Year

Portugal has been selected as the top country to visit in 2013 by Globe Spots, a group which describes itself as “independent and keen travellers, who like to share with other travellers about places they like”.
Now in its fifth year, Globe Spots has chosen the destinations it thinks “think will be hot – or at least should be”, with Portugal heading the list, followed by Mozambique, Kyrgyzstan, Panama, Armenia, Rwanda, Cuba, Ukraine, Malawi and Canada.
Regarding Portugal, the operators of Globe Spots say that the country “oozes old European charm', adding that its a place of 'medieval towns and historical quarters full of squares, churches and monasteries. Narrow lanes are flanked by old skew houses with crooked balconies draped in drying laundry. Here, neighbours still share the latest gossip or discuss politics from their windows. Pastry shops and taverns are found in such abundance it makes you wonder whether the Portuguese eat at home at all”.
It continues to describe the way of life, saying the “pace is soothingly slow and any day seems to be a good day for a drink. Chances are that after a few days in Portugal, you’ll find yourself sitting in a small square with a glass of tawny port in your hand, no matter whether you previously liked the stuff or not. It’s just one of those things Portugal does to you.”
Globe Spots aims to expand the 'travel mind' about places people might or might not have heard of, informing people about small corners of the world that they would probably want to travel to but haven't yet got around to it.