Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ambassador Farewell Dinner in Cape Town

Last week’s Academia do Bacalhau dinner at the Cape Town Portuguese Club had a dual purpose of saying “Hello and Goodbye”. The goodbye was to...
Camané's melancholic success in Fado

Camané’s melancholic success in Fado

Imagine baring the whole world’s sorrows on your shoulders. If you can’t, then listening to Camané singing in typical Portuguese Fado style might just...

A day in the life of a Boer in Madeira

Last night I went to sleep with the fact that my motorbike’s back wheel was a flat as a vuvuzela noise. To find a...

The story of “Botafogo”

In the first half of the 16th century Portugal did not have a large army, but had a Navy superior to any other country...
Wine

US Becomes Main Export Market For Portuguese Wine

The US has become the largest export destination for Portuguese wines, replacing long-time leader Angola. Last year, sales to the North American market grew more...
Danny de Oliveira launches book

Danny de Oliveira launches book

Danny de Oliveira lives and works in Eastbourne, UK and has travelled extensively. He was born in Venezuela to Portuguese parents from Madeira, and has...
getting to Portuga's centre

Getting to Portugal’s centre

When planning on visiting Portugal, what comes to mind? The luscious vineyards of Oporto? Or checking out the busy capital of Lisbon? But why should...
Carina Frasão crowned Miss Portuguesa South Africa 2016

Carina Frazão crowned Miss Portuguesa South Africa 2016

This weekend saw the Miss Portuguesa South Africa finalists take to the stage at the gala, theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace Casino, Boksburg to...
Boplaas champions of Cape Portuguese wines

Boplaas champions of Cape Portuguese wines

When it comes to Cape Portuguese red wines and the Cape Ports, Boplaas Family Vineyards is a true champion. Over the last 10 years Boplaas...

Cape Town voted best city in the world

The Mother City is pulling out all the stops, flashing her beauty and appeal to foreigners and gathering awards around the globe for her...
Portuguese Corte-Real brothers missing mystery

Portuguese Corte-Real brothers missing mystery

Ah, the Portuguese, known for their fish and chips shops. But in the middle ages, they were well known for being the world’s greatest...
Can Portugal lay claim to Fish and Chips

Can Portugal lay claim to Fish and Chips?

It is well known that a big stereo type about the Portuguese is Fish and Chips, that all of us own a fish and...
Agueda Portugal umbrella street

Umbrella Street fever in the air

Just one month to go! Can you believe it? Are you ready for the journey? What am I talking about you might be thinking to...
underwater pyramid found near portugal

Underwater pyramid discovered near Portugal

Thought that the pyramids only belonged to the Egyptians and the Mayans? Well think again, because a pyramid has been discovered within the region...