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Here you will find actual information about what's going on in the Algarve, including our own personal impressions and experiences. We are looking forward to your comments!

Folkfaro 2017 - Closing ceremony

Sunday, 27 August 2017 | Folklore
Folkfaro 2017 - Closing ceremony

Like in the previous years the oecumenical closing ceremony on Sunday afternoon was the final highlight of this colourful event. The participating groups of Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Italy, Kazakhstan Mexico and Poland came together with their host, the Grupo Folclórico de Faro, to once again gave sampling...

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36th International Biker Convention 2017

Faro boats to be the capital of motor bikers in Portugal. Once a year in July the Moto Clube de Faro is organizing an international biker convention, attracting more than 15 thousand bikers from all over the world. The 36th edition took place from July 20 to 23, 2017, the public highlight again being the b...

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São Brás de Alportel - Discovering cork tour

Since centuries, the rural town of São Brás de Alportel in the hinterland of the Algarve is a centre of cork, a natural produce made of the bark of cork trees. These trees find ideal natural conditions in the hilly forests of the Serra de Caldeirão, producing cork of a quality second to n...

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Dia de Portugal 2017

Sunday, 11 June 2017 | Gastronomy
Dia de Portugal 2017

To celebrate the National Holiday of Portugal we went out for lunch to our favourite fish & seafood restaurant at the marina in Faro. We know this place for many years and appreciate the excellent quality and the ample choice as well as the great view from the terrace to the historical old town of Faro wi...

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Azores Viticulture

Friday, 19 May 2017 | Economy
Azores Viticulture

Buffeted by the mid-Atlantic weather, on the same latitude as Lisbon, this little group of islands has a spectacular variety of scenery. From lush, green countryside and lakes to volcanic peaks caverns, sulphur pits and lava flows. The islands’ historic vineyards are considered to be so special that a v...

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Beginning of spring 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | Nature
Beginning of spring 2017

Since yesterday, March 20, 2017 at 11.29 a.m. the calendar officially confirms what all of us living in the Algarve know for quite a while - it's spring ! Please enjoy photos from walking our dogs in the meadows of Quinta das Andorinhas. ...

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3ª Caminhada Solidária - Albufeira

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 | Charity
3ª Caminhada Solidária - Albufeira

On Sunday 12, 2017 the Confraria do Bacchus de Albufeira is organizing the third charity run to collect donations for people in need. The venue will start at around 9.30 in Fontainhas (Ferreiras) near the pavilion Nuclegarve, where the donations – food, sanitary products and clothes – can be de...

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Carnival Loulé 2017

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 | Event
Carnival Loulé 2017

From February 25 to 28, the annual carnival procession on the Av. José da Costa Mealha in the centre of Loulé, the oldest in Portugal, attracted thousands of visitors from far and near. 14 cars and more than 700 persons, among them Samba bands, Brazilian dancing groups and a variety of artfully ...

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From Morokko with love

Thursday, 23 February 2017 | Weather
From Morokko with love

When we opened the front door this morning we did not believe our eyes: the car and everthing around was covered with a fine yellow-red sand, and the Algarvian sky was dimmed by a huge plume of dust. As the Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA) reports, the reason for this phenomenon is an...

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Feira do Chocolate 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017 | Gastronomy
Feira do Chocolate 2017

This year we managed to go to the chocolate market in Loulé together with our friends for the first time. For already 7 years the municipal market in the centre of Loulé is the venue for this sales exhibition of a variety of sweet temptations. Enjoy the photos we brought home together with se...

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