River Mira in Odemira, Alentejo

River Mira in Odemira, Alentejo

Not too far away, along the banks of the River Mira lies the remnants of civilisations past; The Romans and Moors first settled the area now known as Odemira.

The River Mira winds her way through the hills and the valleys until she kisses the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on Portugal’s western coast where she mingles her fresh water body with that of her salt watered cousin.

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Red Skies in Alentejo

Refreshing Clear and Crisp Air in Alentejo

Red Skies in Alentejo

One of the many beautiful reasons for settling within the region of Alentejo in Portugal is that far away from the noise and pollution of the larger towns and cities you may find peace and tranquillity amongst nature at her best.

The sounds are like a song sent from heaven above, breath becomes real as she’s inhaled in a slow and gentle manner, whilst life takes on a new meaning; No need to worry for the ‘morrow delivers unto us a new dawn.

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Etiquette in Portugal

You know it’s rude to talk with your mouth full

Etiquette in Portugal

Goats milk and cheese. One of the many wonderful things about the Alentejo is that local organic farm produce is still very widely available. Like the organically grown vegetables and the fruit that hangs on the trees, there’s nothing more tasty than the traditionally produced fayre of the Alentejo.

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Vegetarians in Portugal

I hope you’re not thinking what I’m thinking?

Vegetarians in Portugal

I’ve been a vegetarian like my father and grandfather were for all of my life; And I’ve come to the conclusion that if you use this pasture land for cultivating vegetables, you’ll get a far better return on the use of this land.

Remember, one billion people go to bed hungry every night of the year; Isn’t it about time we did something about this?

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Work in Alentejo

“Pomelo” I’m still working the fields after 30 years

Work in Alentejo

Alentejo: Many of the Portuguese still suggest that the Alentejo is thirty years behind the rest of the country and looking at “Pomelo” above, one may agree.

However, if one is to factor into account of the need for sustainable living then maybe the traditional way of doing things is in fact thirty years ahead.

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Birding in Portugal

Are you looking at me?

Birding in Portugal

The seagull is one of only 200 different birds found throughout the year along the Troia peninsula. The Troia peninsula is approximately 17 kilometres in length by 1.5 kilometres in width and is flanked by the Sado Estuary and Atlantic Ocean.

Birding in Portugal

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Atlantic Tour 2011 Herdade da Comporta, Portugal

Atlantic Tour 2011 Herdade da Comporta, Portugal

The most important equestrian event of the year. The Atlantic Tour 2011 is being hosted by Herdade da Comporta and has attracted 350 riders from 26 countries. The HdC Atlantic Tour will run between Feb 22nd and March 20th.

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