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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A fair cop

I am probably showing my age here but I do remember “baddies” on TV uttering the words “its a fair cop guv” when being arrested. Here in Portugal […]

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Are you susceptible to a con?

What I mean is would you be able to recognize or spot a con artist if they approached you ? Do you think that you are susceptible to […]

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Smoke without fire

I am blessed with an amazing view from my office window Usually that is but today all I can see is a grey white mist hanging over the […]

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Looking out at the view over the castle

I was looking out at the view over the castle just sitting relaxing after lunch.       My life seems to have completely changed for the better […]

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Change in the countryside

In the same way that the little old ladies in black are disappearing from our local village markets there is also a change in the countryside. All over […]

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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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Dreams are not always what you had hoped for

I came across a blog recently http://www.movingtoportugal.org/  that was written by a couple who had left the Algarve and gone back to London. I was struck by how […]

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Aquardente de Medronhos

Making Medronho seemed like a great idea when we first discussed it. Probably had a glass in hand at the time! “água ardente” is portuguese for burning water. […]

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Stereotypical

Many years ago a friend’s British girlfriend came over to stay with us while we were holidaying in central Portugal. One morning, while we were having a lazy […]

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