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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!

Gibraltar - Germany 0:7

Saturday, 13 June 2015 | Sport
Gibraltar - Germany 0:7

Like the other qualifiers of Gibraltar for the UEFA European Championship 2016 in France the  game between Gibraltar and Germany took place in the Algarve Stadium in Faro/Loulé (Portugal) because of the insufficient capacity of the home stadium in Gibraltar. German Team: Weidenfeller - Rudy, Bo...

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Safety and Security in Portugal

Friday, 12 June 2015 | Tourism
Safety and Security in Portugal

The actual report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) about the competiveness of the most important economies is now available. The Travel and Tourism Competiveness Report rates Portugal as 10th out of 141 countries in terms impact of crime and violence on the cost to businesses ahead of Switzerland and Germany...

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Fishermen’s huts in the Ria Formosa

At the beginning of 2015 many illegally erected huts on the islands of the Ria Formosa have been destroyed, followed by heavy protest of the users and large media interest with the objective to stop the housing sprawl of this unique ecological system. When walking our dogs along Faro Airport we realized that ...

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Bovino Steakhouse

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 | Gastronomy
Bovino Steakhouse

A new star on the gastronomic horizon of Quinta do Lago The Bovino Steakhouse, situated on top of a hill overlooking the lake near roundabout 6 in Quinta do Lago, had been inaugurated early in June 2015. We have been the first guests to enjoy a lunch at the pool bar, and a few days later we came back with ...

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Branco ao Jantar

Saturday, 06 June 2015 | Charity
Branco ao Jantar

A night dedicated to the colour of White and to fellowship was organized by the Rotary Clubs of Estoi and Olhão in co-operation with the Alliance Française. The event took place in the unique ambience of the cloistered courtyard of the Municipal Museum of Faro, formerly a 16th century convent. T...

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