Back in the days when there was no washing machines, clothes used to be washed by women in a specific place by the river or a water fountain. Most of those places disappeared over time, in one hand because the places got distroyed and in other hand because women started working and were doing laundry … Continue reading Keep up with the tradition
It's a fact!!!! We have a play 100% in english and just about the portuguese people. When a couple of tourists arrives in Portugal, it's far from thinking that will have an adventure involving characters of Portuguese History. Having a small disagreement the couple will have some help from some icones, like Amália Rodrigues, in … Continue reading Theatre for tourists
The passion of Pedro and Inês de Castro is a true love story that dates from the fourteenth century. Inês de Castro, a Galician noblewoman came to Portugal in 1340, following lady Constance, bride of Prince Pedro. Soon they succumbed to a passion as intense as dangerous. Their love created a strong opposition among Portuguese … Continue reading The love of Pedro and Inês
Saint Peter is treated as the patron of my village and every year, on the weekend after the 29th of June, is celebrated this religious festivity in Valverde, a small village in the middle of Serra de Aire e Candeeiros. At the end of mass, there is a procession around the town followed be a … Continue reading Keep up with the tradition
The movie «The man who killed Don Quixote», produced by Terry Gilliam (from Monty Python) and the portuguese Ukbar Filmes, was partially filmed in Convento de Cristo, in Tomar, World Heritage Center. RTP 1 (portuguese TV channel) issued an investigation in which was reported some damages while shooting the movie. Among the damages are … Continue reading What we don’t want to see
Small streets, calçada portuguesa, clothes drying, white houses. This is Nazaré.
Today is celebrated in Portugal what we call the Ascension day or «Wheatstalk Thursday». I am not sure is this is the correct translation but what matters is that you get it at the end. So this is the day that people go for a morning walk to pick small bundles of poppies, wheatstalks and other flowers … Continue reading Keep up with the tradition