Street Art Depicting Fadista, Amália Rodrigues, Brejão (Alentejo)

While driving through the sleepy village of Brejão in the Alentejo, we happened upon the most amazing street art painted on the side elevation of several houses. Curious to discover more I took several photographs and sent them to my Portuguese blogging buddy, Sami, in Oz. Sami quickly identified the lady in the series of paintings... Continue Reading →

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Tipping in Portugal – How Much is Too Much?

Today we were invited to a popular seafood restaurant in the Alentejo to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was not a set price lunch so we went with a 'kay sa ra' attitude. What will be will be... I was not organising the lunch so splitting the bill was not my problem for once. When... Continue Reading →

Praia do Carvalhal – A visit to the beach in the Alentajo

When you want to relax and escape the rat-race of the Algarve I recommend you visit the unspoilt sandy beaches in the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina on the West Coast of Portugal. However, if you are looking for beach activities, entertainment, tourist shops etc  as in Portimão and Albufeira these more "rustic"... Continue Reading →

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