How to catch a fish in Portugal

It sounds simple enough I know. As an experienced angler I have caught fish all over the world. I have also tried and failed many, many times to […]

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Coimbra on the water with a Jazz trio

 Early Sunday Evening in Coimbra and on the water with a Jazz trio Last weekend we were invited to join a group of friends in Coimbra, central Portugal […]

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The mad box need to be replaced

Following lunch at my favorite restaurant in Rabacal, central Portugal (very rustic, very good food and rough “country” wine) We came across this fine steed. To be fair […]

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What a weekend

What a weekend Its early April in central Portugal and this weekend has been a blast we thoroughly enjoyed it. It could have been the fantastic weather, blue […]

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Memory’s 25 years of Portugal

Looking back on the last 25 years Part 2 of 3 posts Looking back on the last 25 years Another night at around midnight we were taking some […]

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Penela

Events In The Area  April 2014 The Penela area is blessed with many historical, folk, cultural and music events which you can watch or take part in. There […]

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Simple Pleasures in Portugal

I attended a social gathering at the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed myself everyone was making the most of a lunch served outside under a stretched out tarpaulin deployed […]

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Why buy a home in Portugal

I have often been asked why I bought my first home in Portugal. Local Portuguese people assume that it is because Portugal is a cheap place to live […]

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Our favorite festa

The Festival of Santo António takes place in Penela on the weekend closest to the 13 of June. Its our favorite festa because its small and local and […]

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What's on in Penela

Diary of Events In The Penela Area – What’s on in Penela The Penela area is blessed with many historical, folk, cultural and music events which you can […]

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