Lisbon in the time of World War II

December 16, 2012
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Margarida de Magalhães Ramalho, author of the recently released “Lisboa, Uma Cidade em Tempo de Guerra (Lisbon, a city in times of war) delves into Portugal’s capital city during World War II. Portugal’s neutrality made its capital, Lisbon, the gateway to freedom out of a predominantly Nazi-occupied Europe. Here, Jewish exiles, anti-Nazis and Gestapo Agents […]

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Making Portugal Trendy Again

October 20, 2012
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What makes a forum of 36 thousand people originating from the world’s largest economies (group of eight-G8) to place Portugal among the twenty best countries (ie in the 19th place) in the reputation ranking for countries? Surely it isn’t the public deficit, which is amongst the highest in Europe, topping 119% of the Gross National […]

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The Right Juice – Interview with the film director Kristjan Knigge

September 11, 2012
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Exclusive interview for BestinPortugal with Kristjan Knigge, Director and Cinematographer who is directing the full-length feature film “The Right Juice”, an independent, original production set in the Algarve interior and shot on location, that wants to show the day-to-day life in this southernmost region of mainland Portugal.  The film, an English spoken dramatic comedy and […]

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Get the Best Exchange Rate When You Send Money to Portugal

August 19, 2012
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Do you intend to relocate to Portugal? If so, then one of the things you need to do before you can make your dream a reality is transfer money to Portugal. This is necessary both to buy a house in Portugal, and also because, once you arrive, you’ll need funds available to go about your […]

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Ten towns in Portugal you must visit

July 22, 2012
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Portugal is such a beautiful place to visit, and often times people will ask what towns are the best to visit while in Portugal. Therefore, this summary  will give you the “must see” places to visit in Portugal that you should defiantly find some time to explore while you are visiting. Lisbon is not mentioned in […]

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Interview with Jorge Serpa, author of the driving guide “Slow Roads”

June 17, 2012
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An exclusive interview for bestinportugal with Jorge M. Serpa, author of the tour guide “Slow Roads! Beautiful Drives Through Portugal for Cars & Motorcycles” (December 2011) has selected thirteen scenic drives for cars and for motorcycles, that takes us to the best of Portugal’s countryside and historic towns, with suggested stops for sampling the Portuguese […]

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Interview with Roberta Medina, vice-president of Rock in Rio

May 26, 2012
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Young, educated and well- traveled, Roberta Medina, is president of Dream Factory and responsible for the organization of the Rock in Rio in Europe music event. Living in Portugal for nine years, this outgoing Carioca (native from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) told us about how Brazilians perceive Portugal (and how telenovelas, or soap operas are […]

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Get ready for the EMAC 2012 – Going beyond Customers and Consumers

May 18, 2012
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The next European Marketing Academy simply EMAC Conference is just around the corner. This is the 41st in the series and will be held this year in Lisbon from May 22nd to 25th of 2012. The conference will be hosted by the ISCTE-IUL Business School. This year, the theme for the EMAC conference is going […]

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Portuguese animated series promotes healthy eating for kids – Nutri Ventures

May 6, 2012
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In November 2009, two portuguese named Rui Lima Miranda and Rodrigo Carvalho created Nutri Ventures, the first children’s entertainment brand in the world to promote healthy eating. It is also the biggest animation project ever to be undertaken in Portugal. With a total investment of 7.5 million euros and a permanent team of around 70 […]

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Manueline Style Architecture in Lisbon

April 22, 2012
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It doesn’t matter how many times you have been there before, or how many times you have listened to the tales of manueline architecture from your friends and colleagues. There is hardly anything that can prepare you for this awe inspiring man made wonder called Manueline Style Architecture. Also it forces you to think about […]

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