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One could be forgiven for thinking that these pictures were taken in a third world country, but no, this is Praia da Marinha, proudly claimed by Lagoa Câmara to be one of the top 100 best beaches...

Your pal Pat has been travelling this summer, mainly to get away from the heat that is baking the Algarve. Ironically, one of the places I’ve visited for an extended stay is Panama. One might...

Battle at Waterloo

Waterloo station is the busiest station in London and the UK. Network Rail chose the holiday month of August to close many incoming lines whilst they upgrade and extend...

This summer has been particularly long and hot, and my family has substantially increased its consumption of ice cream. There is nothing more refreshing than ice cream to cool us from the inside...

Most of the residents of the Algarve know that they live in a very desirable region of Europe, if not the world. Many expats, whether from the British Isles, France, Germany or elsewhere, are...

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The tourist trick of grabbing the best available sunbathing spots by laying down early-morning towels is said to have been pioneered long ago by the Germans, but they have met their...

Pride in our City

In July this year, the annual carnival that Pride London has become took place and once again was attended and participated in by more people than ever before.

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Once again this year we have seen terrible fires throughout Portugal and social media have been full of praise for the bombeiros, many of whom are volunteers.

Three times I have had to...

The sun…the sun…the sun is everywhere. And that’s a good thing since that is the main reason hotels in the Algarve are sold out for the rest of the summer.

The Algarve is so popular with...

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