Holidaying in Central Portugal

Holidaying in Central Portugal Those of us lucky enough to have found central Portugal may have first arrived here on a holiday.Others having done some research found that […]

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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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Hunting

I was invited to a Javali hunt by some of my Portuguese friends at the weekend. Here is my report on the day Hunting is a huge sport […]

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In times of austerity a "Quintal" could be the answer

Over the years I have met many, many Portuguese people. Rich or poor they all have a something in common. They all cling onto a Quintal or a […]

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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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Sao Martinho and an old woman up a tree

The day of Sao Martinho or St Martin depending upon were you come from I mentioned to a Portuguese friend that everywhere there was people harvesting olives. Even […]

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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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25 years in Portugal

On a recent business trip to Visao in the north east of Portugal I was accompanied by my son who took with him a guide book from the […]

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Going to your local produce market

Most small towns and some villages have a fresh produce market. I love them, after you get used to the various things on sale and the characters shopping […]

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Something is brewing in central Portugal

Late September Those of us lucky enough to live here full time will have noticed that although the days are very warm the nights are cooling down now […]

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