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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,...

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

Question: I’ve heard...

The work of James Francis Gill, coming to the Algarve in September, helped define the world of American contemporary art in the 1960s

His pieces have been on display on iconic walls such as...

Lido love

For many years, outdoor swimming pools or lidos were very popular throughout the UK and particularly in London. However, many closed in the last few decades of the 20th century...

Lido love

For many years, outdoor swimming pools or lidos were very popular throughout the UK and particularly in London. However, many closed in the last few decades of...

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