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Living in Portugal in the 1970s, life was very different and a lot simpler! There were no large chain supermarkets and we used to shop in our local village “mercearias” (grocers) set up in garages...

What is one of the first things new arrivals notice about Portugal? I’m talking about when you first pull out of the car rental lot and glance into your rearview mirror for the first time. There,...

Cova da Iria is a remote corner of Fátima parish, in the county of Ourém, in almost the geographic centre of Portugal. In this remote spot, on May 13, 1917, three children reported seeing a white...

Recently, I was driving a visiting couple from Arizona to Loulé for the famous Saturday morning market. By chance, we passed a gigantic royal blue building with the word IKEA printed in large...

I have had the great privilege of organising the Algarve’s first Secondary Schools Art Prize on behalf of the non-profit charity, the Sovereign Art Foundation.

The Foundation, established...

Hi, my name is Pat and I’m an expat living here in the Algarve. And yup, you guessed it – I’m an American. At the moment, it’s not that socially convenient to be an American abroad. Almost...

The government has recently released the annual crime statistics for 2016 showing once again a decrease in overall crime and violent crime for the country as a whole. After analysing the...

A while back I wrote about the situation of poor trash collection in Lagos, particularly around the west Porto de Mós area. I have noticed certain improvements upon our return this spring, and...

Atelier dos Cavaletes is the culmination of the life’s work of German painter, Tom Bund

Some painters have a well-defined style, which they use to portray a wide choice of subjects. German...

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