Author Archives: Alyson and Dave Sheldrake

Coworking in the Algarve

CoworkAlgarve is the name of an ambitious new project launched by local resident Sarah Young which is designed to give people a chance to work with others “in one of the most beautiful places in Europe” : the picturesque fishing village of … Continue reading

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The unspoilt village of Alte

Where can you go to feed the ducks and wander around a pretty little village enjoying the sights away from the coastal resorts of the Algarve? The unspoilt village of Alte is less than 30km from the coast, and yet … Continue reading

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The Chestnut Fair arrives in Portimão

It’s Chestnut Time again! The annual St Martin’s Fair has arrived at the Parque de Feiras e Exposições in Portimão and runs every day until the 15th November. The 11th of November in Portugal is the Dia da São Martinho – the … Continue reading

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Tertúlia Algarvia in Faro – a quick restaurant review

We have previously blogged about the delights of Faro in our posts Don’t rush away from Faro and Faro Old Town and today we wanted to share a quick review with you of a delightful café and restaurant that we enjoyed … Continue reading

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Silves Medieval Fair 2015

It’s that time of year again – when the town of Silves is transformed into a 12th Century Medieval wonderland … we can’t quite believe a whole year has passed since the last fair! There have been lots of posters … Continue reading

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A Cultural market lit with candles

On Sunday night we managed to make it to the last night of the Mercado de Culturas à Luz das Velas in Lagoa. This year’s theme was the Jewish Sephardic culture and the advertising claimed that 10,000 candles were going to be … Continue reading

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Eating out on a budget in the Algarve

One of the nice things about living here in the Algarve is being able to sit outside in the sunshine and enjoy a leisurely meal in a pretty restaurant, savouring good quality, simple and tasty food. Some careful planning can … Continue reading

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