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The Magic of the Christmas Presépio

There is something magical about the traditional Presépio here in Portugal – and aside from all of the major ones that abound in the towns and cities .. we were astonished and delighted to visit the tiny village of Alferce, near … Continue reading

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Painting my way around the Algarve

Many of you will know that Alyson is an artist that creates modern and bright acrylic paintings here in the Algarve – and having just completed her latest painting; and been asked lots of times where her inspiration comes from … 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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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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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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‘Convent in Exile’ – Monchique

“All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls and sinks in ruins” Ovid This post is supplementary to our Spotlight on Monchique post which you can read about here. Convento Nossa … 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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