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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 […]

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Travel

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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Travel

A remarkable day trip to Alexandria

Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great, was a power base for Cleopatra VII (the famous Cleopatra — yes, there was more than one). To this day, it is one of Egypt’s most popular destinations. I regularly see people confused when considering how to add Alexandria to their travel itinerary. How many days? Where to stay? What to see?

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Travel

How to dress in Egypt: advice for tourists

How to dress in Egypt is a genuine concern when people plan a trip. Especially clothes for women in Egypt. This kind of question is one of the most frequent I receive from my readers. Exactly, Damas. I read things, hear things, and don’t know what is correct. I’m concerned. Understandably. In contact with a different culture, we […]

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Travel

Silves Medieval Fair (Algarve, Portugal) — video

Silves is one of the major towns in the Algarve (south of Portugal). I regularly write about it on this blog and my social networks. For instance, consider reading later a post about a day trip to Silves. Every year, in August, we live amazing days during the Medieval Fair. It is one of the most famous medieval fairs in […]

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Travel

Day trip to Silves (Algarve)

I love to feature Silves on this blog and on my social networks. It is one of the main cities in the Algarve. With rich History in every square inch, it delights tourists of all ages. I go there often — especially in August — because the Algarve is my home. Interesting, Damas. I’m going to the Algarve and want to visit Silves. How long […]

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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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Travel

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

Silves, in the Algarve, is one of the most important historical sites of Portugal. Among the top destinations there, tourists find the Silves Cathedral. I live in the Algarve and go to Silves frequently. After several visits to the cathedral, I will show you the building, with many photos and some basic information for your […]

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Travel

Visit the tomb of Christopher Columbus in Seville

I go to Seville (Spain) every year. Many times, repeating the visit to the Seville Cathedral is a priority because the construction is one of the world’s biggest marvels of engineering and architecture. On each occasion, it’s possible to get a unique perspective of all details, both inside and outside. A post about the cathedral will come soon to this blog, with lots of photos and tips for your visit. […]

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Travel

Silves Castle is a remarkable 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’re about to discover with me. The virtual tour brings lots of photos and tips for your real-life visit. In the end, a link leads to additional images. Get […]