One of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal

Is right on your doorstep if you are in the Algarve and if you landed at Faro then you flew over it!  I am talking of course about the beautiful Ria Formosa. As regular readers to this blog will know one of the reasons we return again and again to the Ria Formosa is the birdlife. […]

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Another wonderful trip to Alentejo

We’re coming towards the end of our winter residency, and so over the past few days our focus has been walks around the immediate area.  Yesterday though we headed north to explore a little bit more of Alentejo.  If you enjoy driving, then what I am about to describe is probably perfect for you as the […]

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Getting to know the Algarvian Flora and Fauna – part 1!

As a northern European one of the delights of the Algarve is that even in the depth of winter it feels like spring – not only is it warmer but there are always flowers.  So being here in spring it is almost overwhelming with the flora. The Ria Formosa is so beautiful (and would be even prettier […]

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