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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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The Living Statues come to life again

The Rua 25 de Abril and the Largo 5 Outubro in Lagoa were once again filled with the magical spectacle of the Living Statues at Christmas. The Estátuas Vivas no Natal project is now in its third year of visiting Lagoa, … Continue reading

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Best Expat Blog Portugal Award

Well that was a nice surprise yesterday – we received an e-mail from MoneyTransferComparison.com letting us know that we had won their award of ‘Best Expat Blog – Portugal’ for 2017! Here’s what they posted about our award: Well how nice is … Continue reading

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Sagres at Sunset

Sagres is the most westerly town of the Algarve and is an impressive display of enormous cliffs and vast beaches, with the pounding of the waves from the Atlantic Ocean and the accompanying cooler temperatures – usually carried along by … Continue reading

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Silves Medieval – Part 2

We promised you that we would return and take more shots for you .. so here they are! This lovely lady – the enchanting Magda (above) – is going to find herself on the front cover of an Algarve magazine … Continue reading

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The 2017 Silves Medieval Fair

It’s our favourite time of year (again!) The Silves Medieval Fair is up and running .. and of course we were there as soon as it opened with our cameras for you. We have blogged about this many times before, … Continue reading

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Silves Medieval Mural art

The city of Silves has been busy brightening up its streets thanks to the brilliant grafitti art work of Hélder José (known as ‘Bamby’), and Filipe Gusmão, of Style Spectrum: They have been busy transforming the area in front of … Continue reading

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