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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...

Change is not necessarily a bad thing, either on a personal or a professional level, as long as it is brought about by one’s own free will rather than imposition or forces beyond your control....

Keep calm and carry on

London is a unique city. Not only in terms of its sheer size, diversity and famous sights, but also for that incredible spirit of resilience and tolerance that...

A small, sleepy and impoverished Portuguese village has been thrust into the global world without notice. Barbara Wimmer, an ethnologist and photographer living in Prague, grabbed her cameras and...

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