Jaw dropping steak

I had a jaw dropping steak experience last night. An old building in a nearby market town had been gutted and re built into a two story restaurant. […]

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Ranting Taxi Drivers

What about the customers! I watched with some amusement and disbelief the very biased TV coverage throughout the whole day. The Portuguese Taxi driver protest over UBER was […]

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Put to the test

I had a call from a friend the other day he wanted me to look at a problem that he had inside his house. (I am a retired […]

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Home Insulation in Portugal

I have mentioned Home Insulation before but it is worth mentioning it again. Just in case you are not aware of this most houses and apartments in Portugal […]

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Apartment in central Lisbon and Porto

It is becoming very popular to buy an apartment in central Lisbon and Porto.   People from all over the world are realizing that now is a golden […]

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Portuguese builders

Recently I was talking to some Portuguese friends both are builders one owns a firm which solely constructs swimming pools and has completed over 700. The other is […]

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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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Don’t look under stones

Do you remember as a child turning over stones in rock pools to see what you could find in that strange world underneath. Shrimps, small fish or starfish […]

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chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse is a firm favorite dessert in this part of Central Portugal and it is also a very good test as to the quality of a local […]

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Make your own whole grain or super fine in Portugal

Home baking has never been a more popular pastime than it is today. Men and women are talking about their latest bread or cake success and swapping recipes […]

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