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My favourite art gallery in Portugal is on the walls of the stations of the Lisbon Metro and I am nearly half way through the journey of visiting all 56 stations. A recent journey to the airport...

Ask Afpop
In this new monthly column, afpop, Portugal’s largest foreign residents’ association, aims to answer some of the most frequently-asked questions by members.

Q: My brother...

Lovely jubbly!
It seems that there is almost nothing that cannot be turned into a West End musical. “The Book of Mormon” seems like an unlikely subject for a smash hit but has won numerous...

Twenty years ago this month, the Via Algarviana/Algarve Way was walked for the first time. So, what is it and how did it come about?

In AD 303, Vincent, a devout and active Christian from...

Another year in the Algarve is drawing to a close – 80 days to Christmas, my 21st – and what a strange one it has been.

A dry and cold winter saw water levels in reservoirs across the...

Bless their hearts, the families are gone. Now that the kids are back in school all around Europe, the States, and even most in Portugal, the number of tourists clogging the beaches and jamming...

Ask Afpop
In this new monthly column, afpop, Portugal’s largest foreign residents’ association, aims to answer some of the most frequently-asked questions by members.

Q: We have a...

Inside art

A new art exhibition called “I’m Still Here” has opened at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank. But the source of this art is somewhat unexpected. All the art on...

Looking through my old postcards, I found one sent 104 years ago in September 1914. Joaquim Mendes wrote: “Bia, dear daughter, we are in Bussaco where we came for an outing in good health,...

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