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The name of my local ten-pin bowling team is the ‘Alvor Red Spurs’, the acronym of which just happens to be the same as that of the Algarve’s regional health service, ARS, and prompted me to bring...

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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.

Question: Must...

Not a lot of people know that!

Did you know it was Peter Sellers who coined this iconic phrase when doing an impression of Michael Caine supposedly reciting facts from the Guinness Book...

Since January, we have been delighted to see the almond trees, scattered around the Algarvean countryside, in full bloom with their pink or white beautiful blossom.

Almond trees are native...

There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this article in actual newspaper form, you’re a member of that huge demographic phenomenon known as the Baby Boom. Okay, you actually have to be at...

Despite the fact that we live nearby, it has taken me 10 years to make a second visit to Quinta da Arte, near Julião to the north of Tavira.

Unfamiliar with the route, I lost my way and,...

The tradition comes from the Algarve and the ideas from the world – the TASA project breathes life into time-honoured crafts

Around eight years ago, a group of designers passionate about...

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.

Question: I’ve...

Live at the BBC

One of the most iconic symbols of life in late 20th century Britain was the BBC TV Centre in Wood Lane, White City, West London. The original design of the building was...

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