Sunday, June 25, 2017

12 days of Christmas – Portuguese style

We are often asked what Christmas in Portugal is like – and in many respects it is similar to the UK. 12 nativity scenes As a...

Mimi Jardim’s New Portuguese Cook Book: My Portuguese Feast

Portuguese South African cookery doyenne Mimi Jardim fueled by a love of good food and family and garnished with lashings of nostalgia. My Portuguese Feast...

Blessing Of The Fishing Fleet

The most successful charity institutions are mission orientated, with effective governance and dedicated staff.  The Portuguese Cultural and Welfare Organisation is a clear example of...

Culinary hidden treasures: Lisbon

The expression “good value for money” is frequently interpreted as a compromise between lower quality and a price bargain. The rule does not apply however...

Dom Pedro “The Wandering Prince”

The poet Luis de Camoes called the sons of the King D. João I the “Illustrious Generation”, to pay tribute to the influence that...
Commodore of the Good Hope

Commodore of the Good Hope

The attraction of the high seas and  far horizons has been  the hallmark  of Vitor Medina, who recently ascended to the rank of Commodore...

Bloodless Bullfighting

A distinct type of bloodless bullfighting is practised in California's Central Valley. In this historically Portuguese-settled area, a form of bullfight has developed in...
"Lisbon" a world to explore

“Lisbon” a world to explore

Heart & Soul perform the track "Lisbon", a song written by Bodek Pezda, Sławomir Leniart, Łukasz Lach. This video that can be seen below...
Artists transform Portuguese Street

Artists transform Portuguese Street

A group of street artists called Teatro Metaphora showed what can be done given time and a load of recycable washing drums, 133 to...
Madeira Day

Happy Madeira Day!

1st July - Madeira Day, a Day of the Autonomous Region of Madeira and Madeiran Communities. Madeira Day is a national holiday celebrating the anniversary...
Sonnets from the Portuguese

The secret behind Sonnets from the Portuguese

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her...

Carina Marques Frazão to represent SA in Portugal

Carina Marques Frazão the winner of Miss Portugal South Africa 2016 will go to Portugal and represent the Portuguese Community of South Africa and take...

Centenary of Fatima apparitions to be celebrated in Fatima

Special pilgrimage in Fatima, Portugal May 2017 will mark 100 years since the first apparition of our Lady under the title of Lady of the...

Portuguese grapes from June to November

"We have twelve varieties, with which we can supply Portuguese grapes from July to November," stated Luis Afonso, of Vale da Rosa. "The climate...