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Every year around this time, many people decide it’s time for some self-improvement by making a list of New Year’s resolutions. Goodness knows we all could do at least a little bit better. I know...

In my last article “Going Underground”, I wrote about the monochrome cartoon “azulejos” (executed by António Moreira Antunes) at the airport station of the Lisbon Metro. Other stations in the...

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: One of...

Talk to the animals
London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo, having opened on April 27, 1828. It was intended purely as a centre for scientific study of animals but, realising they...

Part of the adventure of being a resident of a foreign country is that you don’t have the network of friends, relations and coworkers that you had when you lived in the town where you grew up or...

My Granddad, who died in 1998, aged 98, always wore a suit and tie and religiously shaved every day. He thought that anyone with a beard looked scruffy, so what would he make of today’s trends...

My favourite art gallery in Portugal is on the walls of the stations of the Lisbon Metro and I am nearly half way through the journey of visiting all 56 stations. A recent journey to the airport...

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 brother...

Lovely jubbly!
It seems that there is almost nothing that cannot be turned into a West End musical. “The Book of Mormon” seems like an unlikely subject for a smash hit but has won numerous...

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