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Back in April, I described my recent medical adventures which took me from here in the Algarve north to Lisbon under the heading ‘Alphabet Soup’. Regular readers of this page will recall that a...

“Time flies if you are having fun” is a well-known proverb in England and the Portuguese equivalent is “tempo bem empregado, curto parece”. Somehow the years have flown by and Peter and I find it...

The name of this publication is Algarve Resident, which implies that it is aimed at a happy band of people both local and foreign who reside in the sunny southern quarter of Portugal. The fact...

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While there is no doubt about the vast scale of the plastic pollution problem, it is far from clear how places like the Algarve are going to cope with the crisis.

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

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Once again, this year I was privileged to organise the Sovereign Art Foundation Algarve Prize which ended with a prize-giving ceremony and auction at the Lady in Red Gallery in Lagoa and I am...

After founding the Amigos do Museu de Trajo in São Brás de Alportel, Peter and I decided that we should concentrate on historical and cultural events, and centre our activities in Tavira and Lagoa...

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...

Fluffy is legal. That’s right – after years of hanging outside of bars, pubs and restaurants tied to the leg of a bench, a streetlamp or a parking meter, our pet pup is finally legally allowed...

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