Sintra, Portugal
Hugo, 31
Founder of HU visual creator brand
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am the founder of HU visual creator brand, which includes illustration, digital art, painting, sculpture, 3D etc. I live and create in Sintra.

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What are the best TV shows of all time?

Black Mirror

Name some spots in Sintra that are good for a Tinder date.

Cabo da Roca is a nice place for a walk on the rocks. It is a very windy place, so hugs are guaranteed.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Sintra? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

There is a restaurant close to Praia do Guincho where you can see the waves crashing against the window.

What restaurant in Sintra looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

The Indian restaurant in São Pedro is a good choice for food.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Portugal has the best olives in Europe. They go well with the red wine. My favourite snack is "francesinha", it is a delicious sandwich from Porto. You can not find it anywhere else in Europe.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Sintra?

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What’s the one place you think is underrated in Sintra?

MUSA (the art museum) has a big potential, however it does not attract too many people.

What are the Sintra spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Moorish Castle, as it is located on the top of Sintra and has the most amazing view.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Sintra. How do you spend it?

I will enjoy a wild walk in the woods of Sintra, because the natural landscape here is unique and very inspiring.

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