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Welcome to the October night sky. We are now at the time of the year when the nights last longer than the days in the northern hemisphere. The further north you go, the more darkness begins to...

Hard to believe that as long ago as 1866 there was a monthly paddle steamer crossing the Atlantic between Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro. The service, which transported goods and 500 passengers, took...

August, without any argument, has been a very bad month for forest fires. Despite all the activities to help prevent fires, some of the worst fires for years occurred in the north of Portugal and...

Today a train journey from Lisbon to Sintra takes 50 minutes and a one-way ticket costs €2.15. Like most railway journeys in Portugal, it is inexpensive and reliable – 150 years ago, Hans...

Welcome to the September night sky. This is the month of cooler evenings and longer, darker nights in the northern hemisphere. The Sun crosses the celestial equator on September 22 heading...

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...

Dear Editor,

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...

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