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Pronouncing it right is a challenge

Len Port’s advice on Algarvian place names is invaluable
  • Albufeira, algarve, Algarve tourist information, learning a language, Len Port, Olhão, Portuguese names, São Brás de Alportel, Tavira
  • May 2, 2016

They say ‘you are what you eat’ . . .

. . . in which case Silvia and Bruno’s ‘Produtos da Nossa Horta’ stall is a must visit at Olhão’s Saturday farmers market. Their produce is wonderful, particularly their avocados!
  • Birthday, farmers market, Mercado, Olhão, Organic, Portuguese food, Produtos Biológicos, Produtos da nossa horta, they say 'you are what you eat', vegetables, vegetarian
  • April 22, 2016

Exploring the ‘Grande Rota do Guadiana’

Grand in length and in beauty the GR15 is a long distance walking route, meandering its way through the Baixo Guadiana from Vila Real de Santo António to Alcoutim, via the villages of Castro Marim, Azinhal, and Odeleite. You can walk the Grande Rota do Guadiana in 4 stages, or be like us and explore short sections…
  • Alcoutim, Algarve walking holidays, European Bee Eater, Grande Rota do Guadiana, Monday walks, Rio Guadiana
  • April 7, 2016

“A life without cheese is no life at all”

If you agree and are lucky enough to be in the Algarve, then go and say hi to Elisabete of Charcutaria Formosa in Olhão’s daily market.
  • Olhão, Portuguese food, Queijo de Ovelha
  • April 18, 2016

Folar de Olhão

Folar is a fancy bread which is traditionally baked at Easter. There are many types – sweet and savoury, but we’ve only tried a few. My favourite to date is the Folar de Olhão with its seven layers of caramelised sugar and cinnamon. More like a cake than a bread it is hard on the outside, with the…
  • Easter, Folar, Folar doce de Páscoa, Hughs Photo Challenge, Olhão, Portuguese food, Sweet, Traditions
  • March 23, 2016