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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...

Love is a powerful emotion which comes in various forms. There is the love we have for family, for pets or of something (like chocolate!) and there is passionate love.

The ancient Greeks...

“In Europe, the presence of olive trees defines the Mediterranean region,” writes Richard Mabey in his book The Cabaret of Plants (2015). He describes how the olive vegetation and especially the...

Poles apart

It has been a funny old month for pole-dancing in London! Peter Stringfellow, owner of the ubiquitous club in his name near Covent Garden and various other establishments,...

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