local Portuguese people

Do you know what the local Portuguese people think of you?   I came across this excellent blog the other day by Frank Nice “Foreign Footsteps” Insights, Tips, […]

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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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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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A walk in November

I was walking along the countryside roads around the village yesterday just enjoying the bright warm (18 degrees) November weather and I came upon this cheery sight.   […]

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