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Lagos, with its modern marina and small roads, where almost every other building is a bar or restaurant, is today one of the most popular tourist towns in the Algarve, but how many know its...

Welcome to the June night sky. This is the month of the summer solstice when the Sun is as far north in the sky as it can ever get and, therefore, it will be at its highest altitude at local...

It’s a 21st century fairy story, the engagement of an English Prince to an Afro-American actress. Controversially, the historian and journalist Mario de Valdes asserts that Meghan will not be the...

The annual crime statistics released by the government in early April showed that overall reported crime in the Algarve increased slightly from 21,505 cases in 2016 to 21,907 last year (1.8%) and...

In my previous article on Portugal’s Role in World War One, we saw how the two divisions of the CEP (Corpo Expedicionário Português) fared in the muddy, cold trenches in a Flanders winter. In this...

Marrying into the British royal family requires stamina and fortitude. The Portuguese Princess, Catherine of Bragança, would second that remark. After marrying Charles II in 1662, she was...

A Gothic architectural masterpiece where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are shortly to be married, St George’s Chapel, Windsor, holds considerable significance for the Portuguese.

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Welcome to the May night sky. Over in the west, shortly after sunset, the brilliant planet Venus can still be seen high in the rapidly darkening sky. This planet stays at approximately the same...

The past is all around us and despite living in Lagoa for the last 19 years, I did not know much about its history, so I went for a walk through the narrow streets and talked to some local...

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