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Despite all the tourism, Portugal is still a very agricultural community. Since moving to the Algarve in 1999, I have been amazed by the number of friends who grow their own produce or have...

Dear Editor,

Once again, a major rural fire has occurred in the Algarve. Our sympathy goes to all those affected by the fires, those who were displaced and those who lost their property as...

I know exactly when the heat arrived. It was Tuesday, July 31. That morning, I sat out on my terrace, drank a cup of late-morning coffee and enjoyed a brisk breeze. It was warm but quite agreeable...

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: Is...

Music is a universal language and part of every culture. It allows people to communicate, to connect, it changes moods and is beneficial to our health as we use it for entertainment and relaxation...

Muslim London

There are over 600,000 Muslims living in London, accounting for some 12.4% of the capital’s population according to the latest census, and, let’s face it, they don’t get the...

Dear Editor, 

I would like to reply to the letter from Patricia, concerning distraction theft in the Algarve, in last week’s edition.

I am very sorry to learn from your correspondent...

Back in April, I described my recent medical adventures which took me from here in the Algarve north to Lisbon under the heading ‘Alphabet Soup’. Regular readers of this page will recall that a...

“Time flies if you are having fun” is a well-known proverb in England and the Portuguese equivalent is “tempo bem empregado, curto parece”. Somehow the years have flown by and Peter and I find it...

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