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Like most countries, Portugal has an extensive network of toll roads, although some of the roads tolls are under dispute, until there's a clear directive from the government and the courts these still have to be paid. Tolls in Portugal are not the cheapest, and you can't always pay at a toll booth neither. In this short article we give you some basic guidelines.

Just like driving in most countries, Portugal driving rules are very similar to others in Western Europe. In the past few years Portuguese traffic cops are not as lenient as they once were. So be wise and follow the rules of the road as you would not like to face fines, or even worse be involved in an accident.

The Pine Processionary Caterpillar (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) is a common pest found in pine trees all over Portugal, especially in the spring months of the year.

If you are an EU national living in another EU country, you have the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in municipal and European Parliament elections held in that country. The conditions are the same for you as for nationals.

Beer and wine -- the old time choice, which one is the right one? Portugal’s love affair with alcoholic beverages began centuries ago. We love everything about it, and we use it in our everyday lives for celebrations, relaxation and even in special occasions at the recommendation of our doctors - That's our story and we're sticking to it :-)

Red wine with red meat, white wine with white, or light-colored meats and fish, right? Not necessarily, you may be pleased to hear, especially if you've ever felt obliged not to order the Shiraz because you were enjoying an excellent Chardonnay, or passed on the Pinot Noir because the grilled salmon sounded to good to miss.

There is no doubt that buying a property overseas is a big investment and one no one takes lightly, but many people get so caught up in the hunt for their place in the sun here in the Algarve that they forget to insure it after purchasing.

The Algarve cuisine, although simple and delicious, very little is in fact known about it, even in Portugal. For this reason, we are showcasing some of the more unusual dishes in this article, so that when you visit the Algarve you will be able to experience them.

The word ‘retro’ usually refers to an outdated style or fashion, that is old and from the past, but which has once again become functional in the modern age. For example, there were the leather jackets and torn jeans fad from the 70s which has once again found its place in today’s fashion world.


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