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Portugal is a great place to live, with friendly people, good climate, good food, wine and superb countryside. It is also the fourth most peaceful country in the world.

In deciding where to...

After the Restoration of 1640, and in the face of Spanish attempts to reconquer Portugal, the medieval castle in Alcoutim was remodelled for artillery and the castle in Castro Marim, the guardian...

The stunning Algarve scenery of tree-covered rolling hills, golden shimmering sands and a deep blue ocean has attracted many foreigners to trade, to settle or to spend their short summer holidays...

Welcome to the September night sky. This is the month of the Autumn equinox in the northern hemisphere, when the Sun crosses the celestial equator heading south. It will mean that the entire world...

The recent tragic fires in Greece that resulted in the death of over 80 people in a busy tourist resort have led to a renewed focus on the importance of ensuring that not only residents are aware...

José Saramago, in his usual disparaging way, wrote a measly four lines about Castro Marim. He stopped here only to look at the beautiful archangel Gabriel in the town church, and walked up to the...

Welcome to the August night sky. This month is great for seeing planets in the early evening.

Over in the west, the planet Venus is still visible high and bright in the constellation of...

By the time you read this article, the critical fire period will be upon us. Let us hope that we do not experience the tragic fires of last year that resulted in the death of so many people and...

Welcome to the July night-sky. The gas giant planet Jupiter is still well visible high in the southwest in the late evenings. It can be seen shining with bright steady yellowish light. It’s also...

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