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  • Spectacular spas on the Algarve

    There’s an easier way to chill out on the Algarve coast than hit the beaches crowded with packs of overheated tourists. The region in the south of Portugal has become a go-to destination for spas, where you can relax with a grape mask, a seaweed wrap or even a “Siberian-Caribbean shower
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  • Roaming rip-off ends

    New EU ‘roaming’ rules took effect on 1 July, slashing the costs of using mobile phones abroad by at least 60 percent. Just in time for the summer holidays, the rules reduce the price telecom companies can charge European customers for using their mobile phones in another EU country &nda
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  • New look for the Silves castle

    Silves Castle is reopening following restoration work worth 1.5 million euros. The building work that began in 2003 involved the restoration and consolidation of the archaeological ruins, the conservation of the cistern, repair of the towers, reconstruction of the paving and the construction of infr
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  • The Electric Porsche 911

    Love the classic design of the Porsche 911? Want it in electric? Well, now you can, thanks to Ruf Automobile GmbH, a German company that has been restoring and tuning Porsches for years. The new model, called the eRUF Model A, will debut next year in Europe and may be available for U.S. import short
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  • Algarve is a top European destination

    For the first time in two years, the Algarve has been rated one of the top 10 most affordable destinations for British tourists and is now considered to be the second cheapest destination within the European Union.According to figures from the annual Holiday Costs Barometer, produced by the UK Post
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  • The land of the Portuguese Water Dog

    Bo, the new First Puppy, will have a much different life with the Obamas in the White House than his ancestors did along the coast of Portugal. Portuguese water dogs were once a common sight in the country’s fishing communities, where they performed a variety of tasks for fishermen, including
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  • Aer Lingus increases number of flights to Faro

    Aer Lingus is to expand its activity in Portugal with the launching of two new routes and more flights on the current routes to Lisbon and Faro. A press release from the company, which is represented in Portugal by ATR, explained that this was its “biggest expansion to Portugal in 2009" and
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  • Allgarve 2009 from May to November

    Real Madrid’s Pepe and driver Pedro Lamy took part in the presentation of the 3rd "Allgarve" tourist programme in Madrid yesterday, marked out this year by a longer calendar and one with more events. This year’s programme was presented to journalists at the Portugal stand at FITUR, the M
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  • New Year’s celebrations across the Algarve

    NEW YEAR’S Eve will be celebrated across the Algarve with a wide variety of free public concerts and fireworks displays.Albufeira, Quarteira, Faro and Monte Gordo, among others towns, will soon be preparing stages for open air parties on Wednesday, December 31, that will fill the region with m
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  • Guide to Driving in Portugal

    Although Portugal's road safety record is not the best, huge improvements have been made over the past few years and it is safe to drive taking, of course, the necessary defensive mesures. If you drive with caution you can enjoy beautiful road trips in Portugal and discover all its beauty. When driv
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