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A rough guide to the Portuguese and Algarvian culture, this blog is intended to educate and involve you in the rich history of this country, its culture and people. More Info

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December 11, 2012 by Amanda

One thing which people say to me when they meet me is how Portuguese I look.  Even Portuguese people will ask if my parents are Portuguese (that must just be because of… Read more…


November 27, 2012 by Amanda

Last week a  friend asked me if I would go with him to court as he had been called there as a witness and wasn’t sure if he would need… Read more…

Finding Happiness

November 19, 2012 by Amanda

   The ‘Do Gooders’ of the world, the ‘Life Coaches’ and ‘Spiritual/ Religious Leaders’ seem to forget that for many people life is a constant struggle. Not just because they… Read more…

Long Time No Blog

October 21, 2012 by Amanda

It seems that as regards to blogging we could say that I have been ‘On the Wagon’ in a sense. “Hi I am Amanda, I am a blogaholic and it has… Read more…

Categories: family, Ilness, My stuff, People

Socializing in the Country

March 20, 2012 by Amanda

When I first moved here I lived in a rather secluded are, the house was set in the middle of two hectares of land and the constant clucking of the… Read more…

Categories: Socialising

Down Hill

February 27, 2012 by Amanda

No it is not a negative post about the decline of the economy but a post about my adventure this weekend. Strangely enough Sushi was not the only highlight of the weekend…. Read more…

Categories: Entertainment, People, Sport

Sushi in the Market

February 25, 2012 by Amanda

I went to São Brás this morning to get some headache pills with  Zuckerberg. I had one of those headaches that just would not go away. As a rule I… Read more…

Categories: My stuff, People, Society

Loulé Carnival

February 9, 2012 by Amanda

    This year, the Loulé Carnival of 2012 will be paying homage to Julio Guerreiro. We are also informed that there will be an alteration in the Carnival parade… Read more…

The Cold and the Elderly

February 1, 2012 by Amanda

In my last post I mentioned that the weather was going to get much colder in the next few weeks. It has now been confirmed. The cold front is gradually cloaking down over Europe and… Read more…

Fonte Férrea

January 27, 2012 by Amanda

Well it is official(ish), a cold front in is on the way, and possibly a cold back too if  you don’t wrap up well in the coming week or so…. Read more…