6 Stunning Sintra Beaches You Will Fall In Love With — Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

You really don’t have to travel far from Lisbon to find some amazing beaches. In fact, some of these Sintra beaches are among my all time favourite beaches in Portugal. All of them are within the beautiful Sintra Cascais Natural Park and therefore largely unspoilt. They range from hidden covesRead More → The post 6…

 

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In-depth Expert Guide To Algarve Golf Courses. Which Is Best For You? — Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

Contributed by golfing expert, Andy Waple (see bio below) These days it’s hard to imagine the Algarve without golf, yet a ball was not struck on this sunshine coast until 1966, when the first of many Algarve golf courses was laid out at the newly-emerging Penina resort near Portimão inRead More → The post In-depth…

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Dona Antónia’s great grandson — Salt of Portugal

João Brito e Cunha is the great grandson of the legendary Dona Antónia Ferreira, the woman who shaped the future of wine production in the Douro valley. Born in 1811 to a family of rich wine makers, Dona Antónia seemed destined to enjoy a life of leisure. Instead, she had to contend with two plagues […]

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Why Is Golf In Portugal So Popular? — Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

Since I know nothing about golf in Portugal, or anywhere else for that matter, I’ve invited professional golf journalist, Andy Waple, to share his insights into the golfing scene in Portugal over a series of articles. This one is designed to give you an overview of Portugal as a golfingRead More → The post Why…

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DOLPHIN WATCH

Dolphin

Been back in Algarve a few days now, a relief from the storms of the UK. One o’clock today and a tourist boat was static only a few yards off shore, with a smaller boat hovering alongside. Not wishing to put down my glass of chilled white wine, but curious nevertheless, I picked up my binoculars for a look see. Around the front of the boats, quite clearly in sight was a playful pod of Dolphins, a magnificent spectacle. I sat and watched for a quarter of an hour before they moved on. Alas the wine had gone warm.

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A Sunny Morning in the Algarve

luz-beach

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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