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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 love to explore the Historic Centre. We find there, for example, a castle and a cathedral. The tour in the Historic Centre usually begins on the N124 road, […]

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Silves Cathedral (Algarve): poorly preserved, but worth the visit

Silves, in the Algarve, is one of the most important historical sites in Portugal. The city breathes the past, so it is still a place of interesting archaeological discoveries. Tourists, of course, are always amazed by all those historical riches. Among the most popular points is Silves Cathedral. I live in the Algarve and go […]

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Silves Castle is an awesome tourist attraction in the Algarve

Portugal, a paradise for History lovers, features some of the best castles to visit in Europe. Among them is the fascinating Silves Castle, in Silves (Algarve, south of the country). This is the castle you will discover now with me. The virtual tour brings lots of photos and tips for your real-life visit. At the end, a link leads to extra photos. Get […]

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The best time to visit the Algarve (south of Portugal)

I love the Algarve. It’s a privilege to live here. The south of Portugal has paradisiacal places and a lot of fun, keeping as a favorite destination for European tourists (especially English, Irish, German, French, Dutch, and Spanish tourists). Cleverly, and understandably, the official Portuguese department of tourism promotes the Algarve as “Europe’s most famous secret.” There’s a […]

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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 Winter, which is high season there. What few people know is that, on hot days (or much of the year in Egypt!), to drink water is not the sole concern. There’s a special water for men and women to spray over the skin, and it can save the tourist’s day. It’s an […]

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Curiosities

Where is Cleopatra’s tomb?

Hello, Damas! I’m going to Egypt soon, and seeing the tomb of Cleopatra is a top priority. I wonder if you can tell me where it is and if you have tips for this visit.

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The famous Casino Estoril, in Portugal, and the creation of James Bond

Portugal, Casino Estoril, Ian Fleming, James Bond: there’s a surprising connection here.

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Algarve: Europe’s most famous secret

Portugal world widely promotes the Algarve (south of the country) as “Europe’s most famous secret.”

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Travel

Restaurant in Alvor (Algarve): Pôr-do-Sol is an excellent choice

If you’re looking for a restaurant in Alvor, drive your attention to Pôr-do-Sol. It’s one of my favorite restaurants in the Algarve, and I go there often with my family.

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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, a video, 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 […]