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Of 168 fairytales conjured up by Hans Christian’s imagination, none can compare to the Portuguese legend of Inês de Castro, the fair maiden of Coimbra.

On his visit to the city, his...

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I was driving across Portimão’s old bridge recently when a thought crossed my mind.

What’s the point in having two considerably big arenas in Portimão and Parchal, not...

José Saramago finished his “Journey to Portugal” on page 440 of his book. Yes, he briefly visited Raposeira, Guadalupe and Cabo de São Vicente, but the last town of note on his journey was Lagos...

The hot weather is here, tourism is up and with crime rates falling by 5% in the first three months of this year compared to the same period last year, everyone is happy!
The summer brings...

Hans Christian Andersen is best known as the author of popular fairytales but in his lifetime he was equally respected as a travel writer. In this fortnightly series, Carolyn Kain uses his...

Welcome to the August night sky. This month we get a rare opportunity to spot the elusive planet Mercury low on the western horizon just after sunset from the beginning of the month.

We...

Hans Christian Andersen is best known as a writer of popular fairytales but in his lifetime he was equally respected as a travel writer. In this fortnightly series, Carolyn Kain uses his...

Hans Christian Andersen is better known today for his popular fairytales but during his lifetime he was equally respected as a travel writer. This is the second in a fortnightly series where...

Welcome to the July night sky. The warm nights of this month offer the ideal conditions for all-night stargazing.

If you look towards the south in the early evening, we have the milky way...

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