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Day of the Ear of Grains (Dia da Espiga) – tradition

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Ascension Thursday (in 2012 it falls on May 17) is a catholic religious day that is celebrated throughout Portugal with local traditions.  It always falls on a Thursday about 40 days after Easter Sunday.  It is also known as the … Continue reading

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Winner of Best Red Wine in the World 2012 is from Alentejo!

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Poliphonia Signature 2008, was awarded a great gold medal and the title of Best Red Wine in the World at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012.  This is one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world.  Fifty countries participated … Continue reading

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Brief history of Algarve

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Algarve was the last province to join the Kingdom of Portugal (in the mid 12th century under King Afonso III) after the successful military campaigns against the Moorish occupation of the region.   By the 15th century, this southern most … Continue reading

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World Travel Awards 2012- 26 nominations for Portugal

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Portugal received 26 nominations for the World Travel Awards, including top travel destination, best beach destination and several for hotels, resorts, cruise destinations, European airport etc.  The European Gala Ceremony will take place in Quinta do Lago (hotel) , Algarve … Continue reading

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2012 Indie Travel Champion is Portugal!!!!

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Congratulations Portugal! http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/12-04/your-2012-indie-travel-champion-is.html The link above includes the following places to go and visit in Portugal on your next trip  (below are my comments based on my personal experience): Lisbon – The capital of Portugal with its hills, museums, monuments and … Continue reading

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Algarve Wine Festival 2012

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The Algarve Wine Festival will take place from April 3rd to April 9th at Tivoli Hotels throughout  the Algarve.  Two area wine producers will be featured daily. There will be tastings and the opportunity to buy the best wines of … Continue reading

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Porto and Lisbon in 2012 top 10 Best Destinations to visit in Europe

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Porto and Lisbon in 2012 top 10 Best Destinations to visit in Europe  Congratulations Porto for being #1 and Lisbon #8.  Congratulations Portugal! For such a small country, it is definitely a great distinction to have two of its cities … Continue reading