Category Archives: Portugal

My Top 5 Algarve

My Top 5 Algarve
The best of the Algarve in one handy guide.
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10 Facts about the Carnation Revolution you may not know

The 25th April is a national holiday, also known as ‘Freedom Day’ (Portuguese:’Dia da Liberdade‘)   On the 25th April 1974 what initially began as a military coup to overthrow the Estado Novo (‘New State’) regime, was supported by an … Continue reading

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Coffee in Portugal

Coffee in Portugal is taken very seriously and you will find a café on almost every street. It’s a place to meet friends at any time of the day or evening, have a break from work, or just relax and … Continue reading

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Faro Old Town

We have previously blogged about the delights of Faro, with its many churches, museums, monuments and shops – which you can read about here – Don’t rush away from Faro This time, after dropping off a friend at the airport, … Continue reading

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When to visit the Algarve

“Everyone talks about the weather, but no-one does anything about it.” Mark Twain We are often asked ‘When’s the best time to visit the Algarve?’ – closely followed by ‘What’s the weather like?’ Having experienced every month of the year here, … Continue reading

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Algarve Blog is now on Facebook

“The thing that we are trying to do at facebook is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently” Mark Zuckerberg We’ve finally succumbed! Our blog seems to be very well liked – so we thought we would expand upon … Continue reading

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My Algarve Insider tips for photographing the Algarve

It seemed like the perfect challenge! In conjunction with Easyjet Holidays write a guide to the Algarve. With our blossoming art and photography business there seemed to be only one obvious choice for a theme – write a ‘camera guide’ … Continue reading

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Interviewing Ben – from the ‘Moving to Portugal’ blog

I am very excited today – one of my favourite blogs, and the main inspiration for starting my own blog, is the excellent Moving to Portugal blog which is full of useful information and a very entertaining read. I have often read … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember the 1st of November

“You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake” Jeanette Rankin We can all recall the earthquake news stories from Japan, New Zealand, and Turkey this year and who can forget the harrowing scenes of the … Continue reading

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The 7 day holiday guide to the Algarve

“A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours” John B. Priestly. We have had friends and family staying with us in recent weeks, and it is a time of exploring the area … Continue reading

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