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The Turret of the City Gate, in the Historic Center of Silves (Algarve)

Silves, in the Algarve, is a city that breathes History. I go there every year — especially in August, the month of the traditional Medieval Fair. Tourists like to explore the Historic Center. We find there, for example, a castle and a cathedral. The tour in the Historic Center usually begins on the N124 road, […]

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Ana & Joana: an interesting gift shop to visit in Silves (Algarve)

Tourists often visit typical shops in the Algarve to buy souvenirs. The shops in Silves have a special touch. Among them, a favorite is Ana & Joana.

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Alvor Golf Shop: A friendly shop in the Algarve

Golf is a tradition in the Algarve (south of Portugal). Thousands of tourists — especially from England and Germany — come solely for this reason. It’s unusual for a player to arrive with all of their equipment. So, people look for golf shops to buy or rent gear and clothes.

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Thermal water: Add this ‘miracle’ to your travel bag to Egypt

Water, water, waaater, WATER. This is a frequent thought during tourism in Egypt — except in the high season of Winter. Few people know that drinking water is not the sole concern on hot days. There’s a special water that men and women should spray over the skin, and it can save the day. It’s an effect that — with […]

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Al-Tannur: a ceramic art shop to visit in Silves (Algarve)

I often express my affection for Silves. It is naturally part of my life in the Algarve (south of Portugal), where I live. Every time I receive visitors from abroad, I spend a day trip with them in the city. Silves’ Historic Center attracts History lovers. The Cathedral, the Castle, the Turret of the City Gate, among other sites, are an irresistible invitation. At some point […]

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Dinner cruise in Cairo: a clever idea for short trips to Egypt

A cruise on the Nile River is one of the most thrilling events in Egypt. In fact, my favorite part of the trip. It happens in the South, from Luxor to Aswan, and vice versa.

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Cafe Freud: In Vienna, a place that honors Sigmund Freud

On one of my trips to Vienna, I finally visited the Freud Museum. It’s a delightful place that I’ll show in this blog, with lots of photos, videos, and tips for your time there. Today’s tip is about a place next to the museum — just a few steps away: Cafe Freud. Hum… Freud and coffee… Interesting, Damas. Yes, it is. I don’t have a […]

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Café Inglês: a restaurant in the Historic Center of Silves (Algarve, Portugal)

A charming day trip in Silves’ Historic Center quickly makes us discover Restaurant Café Inglês. The restaurant is just a few steps from the Silves Castle and next to Silves Cathedral.

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Felucca rides in Aswan, Egypt: meet (and help) the kids of the Nile

Felucca is a small, primitive wooden sailboat used in Egypt. In Aswan, tourists love to be part of a felucca ride on the Nile River. While observing the exotic nature, maybe singing and dancing with the tour guide and the small crew, they see a curious scene: children in a tremendous effort to approach the boat.

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The amazing Medieval Fairs in Portugal

Portugal promotes the most prominent medieval fairs in the world. They happen especially in July and August, on different days each year. Damas, I’m planning a trip to Portugal. Still in doubt if I choose Summer – July or August – or Spring. Depending on your opinion, I will favor Summer. So, please, what can I expect from a medieval fair? Depending […]