Tag Archives: Portuguese people

Anyone for Afternoon Tea?

Portugal is renowned for its coffee shops and cafés on every corner … so it was refreshing to find something different nestled on a side street in Portimão – a traditional tea room with a rather nice selection of cakes … Continue reading

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The People of the Silves Medieval Fair 2014

The Medieval Fair at Silves is a must-see on the annual Algarve calendar for us – and what makes it so special are the people that we meet there each year. Some of them have become like friends to us … Continue reading

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Loulé Carnaval 2013

The oldest Carnaval in Portugal? Well we had to go and find out what all the fuss was about! The shops have been awash with carnival outfits and wigs – the Portuguese seem to adore their Carnaval weekend and Loulé Carnaval … Continue reading

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J is for José

“Please don’t call me arrogant, but I’m European champion and I think I’m a special one” José – or for his full name – José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix – ‘the Special One’ has to be one of the … Continue reading

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H is for Holidays

 “Dating at least from ancient Rome, the holiday was a time of public and communal celebration, a time to commemorate some event of civic or religious significance that all citizens participated in equally.” Barry Schwartz There is one big difference … Continue reading

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G is for Graffiti

“Graffiti is an impulse to get recognized” Mint & Serf This is going to be a different post! Despite my best efforts to think of something else for G (without resorting to golf!) the idea of covering graffiti kept coming back … Continue reading

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