Did J.K. Rowling Write Harry Potter in Porto?

I was born and raised in Edinburgh, a place that's so closely linked with the creation of Harry Potter that it's part of the fabric. Everyone in the city knows that a young single mum...

Review: Antiqvvm, Porto

Antiqvvm, Rua de Entre-Quintas 220, Porto. Reservations: +351 22 600 0445 or online. The Michelin man bestowed nine new stars on Portugal last year. One of these went to Vitor Matos: the chef at Antiqvvm in...

Review: Ramires Restaurant, Guia

Nevermind what Rick Stein says about piri piri chicken in Lisbon – The Algarve is the real home of piri piri, and Guia (near Albufeira) is the undisputed capital of the dish. There are...

Visiting the Algarve in January

Flights to Faro are the perfect way to beat the January blues. With the Algarve topping the Post Office's holiday costs barometer yet again, it's kind on post-Christmas budgets too. Reasons to visit the Algarve...

How much does it cost to live in the Algarve long-term?

The Algarve is an extremely affordable place to live. Three hundred days of sunshine and a low cost of living makes it a popular destination for Northern European Expats and, more recently, digital nomads. We’ve...

Algarve New Year’s Eve Guide

Visiting the Algarve for New Year's Eve? There is plenty happening across the whole of the Algarve, from black-tie dinners in Porches to all-night parties in Albufeira and Armação de Pêra. It's a good time...