Tag Archives: Algarve

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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Spotlight on Monchique

“If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world” Heinrich Heine Introduction Travel along a peaceful, windy and beautiful road from Portimão (N266), passing through several quiet and unspoilt villages … Continue reading

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A is for the Algarve

“In August most of Europe goes on holiday” Tony Visconti  Sometimes it feels like every day is an August day in the Algarve! In the start of this new series of articles ‘my personal A ~ Z of Portugal’ how … Continue reading

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Don’t rush away from Faro

“From what you would know and measure, you must take leave, at least for a time. Only after having left town, you see how high its towers rise above the houses.” Friedrich Nietzsche We’ve been guilty of it so many … 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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Silves Medieval Fair 2011

“History is a mighty dramos, enacted upon the theatre of times, with suns for lamps and eternity for a background” Thomas Carlyle This week we thought we’d share a photo blog with you of the amazing Medieval Fair at Silves. … Continue reading

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Tiles, ice tea and toilet rolls

“The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl” Dave Barry Well we’ve been busy doing DIY again this week – nearly there now… phew! One of the last jobs has been to tile the new … Continue reading

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Shopping in the Algarve

“We used to build civilizations.  Now we build shopping malls.”  Bill Bryson “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” Bo Derek Shopping over here is much more of an adventure, particularly with lots of … Continue reading

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