A Sunny Morning in the Algarve

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Arrived from a cold and snowy UK a few days ago. So glad to be back, in Luz, Western Algarve Portugal. It’s 8 January 2019, having breakfast on the terrace, sat in warm sunshine, under a cloudless sky. Checking out the horizon was that a Dolphin? Not sure.  Back to the main job then, was it five or six small fishing boats just off the coast………………

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Shortly after 9 p.m. a young woman left the River Bar of the Lowry Hotel, Salford Manchester. She paused, as her mobile phone rang. It was to be the last time it would ever ring. She was dragged backwards the few feet towards the river Irwell. It was an easy task for a strong man to lift the petite girl onto the low railings and heave her into the murky waters below. The Gent investigates. Learn More

The Best Historical Villages In Portugal. 12 Culturally Sustainable Destinations — Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

Over the years, I’ve written about some of my favourite traditional villages in Portugal, most of which are actually part of a network called Aldeias Históricas de Portugal. Under this official umbrella, there are 12 villages, all within the Centro region of Portugal. Most of them used to be borderRead More → The post The…

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Three lessons at Quinta de Vargellas — Salt of Portugal

It is easy to arrive at Quinta de Vargellas because this heavenly wine estate in the Douro valley has its own train station. The old carriages stop there with a screech, huffing exhausted from racing with the river waters. It is then up to the guests to walk up the granite steps that lead to […]

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Repentina — Salt of Portugal

Several people recommended that we try Repentina, a humble tasca in Poiares famous for its baby goat roasted in a wood-fired oven. Its name is a twist on the word “repente” which means in a flash. We first visited the restaurant last year. When the waiter brought the menu, we said we didn’t need it, […]

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